Fall Has Arrived 

As we look back on Summer 2021 and look forward to Fall 2021 you have to wonder what our world will be like.  COVID is still taking lives and forcing many of you to see and treat patients that you never thought was possible. To those still fighting on the front lines I salute you and know that my prayers are with you daily.  You make our profession proud by your commitment to those patients and their families.
During these past summer months, the Board has been looking to see what we can do to make the ISSRT even better and more robust than it already is.  I would like to share a few of those things with you.
We took our investments with Raymond James and made a change to Stiefel.  We felt our return on investments will be better.  Every 90 days we will receive a report on our investments and will monitor it very closely.  As we looked at our financial statement, we felt like we should look at decreasing the cost of membership. Beginning in January 2022 your membership cost will be decreased.  More to be shared with you soon. 
National Radiology Technology Week plans are well on their way.  The committee has been very busy planning a great week for us.  Stay tuned for the announcement of an amazing speaker they have lined up for us.  Last but not least plans are beginning for the 2022 Annual Conference.  At this time, we are planning a face-to-face conference.  As we continue to monitor the COVID mandates of the state of Illinois that is subject to change.
We developed a strategic plan and have put it into place.  One of the things that is planned is a monthly continuing education lecture that will be worth one CE per month.  We are planning to begin this in January 2022.
As you can see things are progressing and we hope you can reap the benefits of what the ISSRT is sharing with you, our members.  Know that we are open for suggestions and appreciate your input.  Have a great Fall and be safe. 
-Pat
                                                              Pat Murphy, R.T. (R), (CT) ISSRT President

Congratulations to the ISSRT Scholarship Recipients

Elizabeth Bray Scholarship: Danielle Loague

  • College of Dupage

Northern Region Scholarship: Alexandra Silarski

  • Mercy Health School of Radiology

Central Region Scholarship:   Megan Jamison

  • Lincoln Land Community College

Congratulations to our Scientific Research Paper Winners!

1st Place:   Joline Morris

  • Radiography As A Resource For The Treatment Of Animals
  • School of Radiography Mercy Health

2nd Place:  Macy Allen

  • Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome
  • Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology

3rd Place:  Ashley Otten

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology

Congratulations to our ePoster Winners!

1st Place:  Emily Schmidt

  • Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis
  • Lincoln Land Community College

2nd Place:  Whitley Barto

  • Craniosynostosis
  • Lincoln Land Community College

3rd Place:  Makenzie Smallwood

  • Pediatric Imaging
  • Richland Community College

The Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISSRT) is an organization whose mission is to lead and serve its members, the healthcare profession, and the public on all issues impacting the radiologic sciences.

The ISSRT achieves its mission by:

  • Promoting quality patient care
  • Strengthening professional standards by supporting legislative activities and healthcare initiatives
  • Supporting the professional development for radiologic technologists in all areas of the radiologic sciences
  • Upholding the profession’s code of ethics and increasing the profession’s image and reputation
  • Fostering relationships with healthcare institutions, physicians, and professionals with mutual interests advocating unity within the radiologic sciences
Join the ISSRT

Become a member of the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists and experience a vibrant communityessential tools, and exceptional leraning that will enhance every element of your professional development.

ISSRT Scholarships
Each year, the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists grants scholarships to student and technologist members who exert exemplary talent. Learn about the Elizabeth Bray and Regional scholarships, including the application and deadline.
Very Inspiring Professionals
The ISSRT has compiled lists of its Past Presidents, ASRT Fellows, and Lifetime Members as part of its website. These Very Inspiring Professionals have made major contributions to the ISSRT and the radiologic technology field.