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Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists

The Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists is a professional organization representing radiologic technologists across the state. Our mission is to promote advancements in radiologic technology and ensure the highest standards of patient care. With a team of dedicated and skilled members, PSRT plays a vital role in shaping the medical imaging field in Pennsylvania.

PSRT offers a wide range of services to our members, including continuing education programs, networking opportunities, and access to the latest industry resources. Whether you are a student, a seasoned professional, a student or someone interested in the field, we provide valuable support and guidance every step of the way.

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Benefits of Joining the PSRT

Professional Development: Gain access to workshops, seminars, and conferences tailored to the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in radiologic technology.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with other professionals in the field, which can help with career advancement, collaborations, or finding job opportunities.

Advocacy: Benefit from the PSRT’s efforts in representing and promoting the interests of radiologic technologists at legislative and policy-making levels.

Certification and Training: Get information and potential discounts on certification programs, and be informed about the latest requirements and opportunities for continuing education.

Career Opportunities: Many professional societies have job boards or career centers that list job opportunities, and some employers may prioritize hiring members of recognized professional organizations.

Recognition and Awards: Opportunity to be recognized for achievements in the field or to nominate peers for awards and honors.

Community and Support: Engage with a community that understands the challenges and rewards of the profession, and can offer guidance, mentorship, or support.

Stay Updated: Receive regular newsletters or updates about the industry, technologies, research, and more.

Leadership Opportunities: Get involved in committees or even in leadership roles within the organization to help shape its direction and initiatives.

Discounts: Enjoy discounts on conference fees, workshops, or partner services/products.

Representation: As a member, you contribute to the collective voice of radiologic technologists in Pennsylvania, ensuring that your interests and concerns are addressed.

Engagement: Participate in community outreach, volunteering opportunities, and other initiatives to give back to the community and promote the profession.

Affiliation: Enjoy the benefits of the PSRT’s affiliations with national organizations, like the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Certification and Training: Get information and potential discounts on certification programs. Stay informed about the latest requirements and opportunities for continuing education. Additionally, through PSRT events and resources, members have opportunities to earn CE and CQR credits, which are essential for maintaining certification and qualifications in the radiologic technology field.

Becoming a member of a professional organization like the PSRT will provide significant benefits both in terms of professional growth and personal satisfaction. For individuals serious about their career in radiologic technology, it is a worthwhile consideration.

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  • Original Name

    Original Name:
    PA Society of X-ray Technicians.

    PA Society of X-ray Technologists.

  • 1934

    Radiographers’ Society of Philadelphia and Vicinity applied for affiliation May of 1934

    Pittsburgh Society of Radiologic Technicians applied for affiliation on February 12.

  • 1941

    Pennsylvania applied for affiliate status on April 5, 1941 and was chartered on November 12, 1941.

  • 1989

    1989 received tax exemption number from Harrisburg   Feb 3, 1989.

    The board at that time was:

    Larry Maxwell President Elect
    Dan Bafia
    Ray Brubaker
    Timothy Travitz President

  • Inactivity Period (1996-2006)

    Funds were placed in escrow during the period of inactivity.

    Representation to the national conference at ASRT was present by Karen Williamson, Larry “Max” Maxwell, and David Nixon.

    Sharon Miller wanted to “resurrect” the inactive society and contacted ASRT for guidance. Sharon became the acting first president of the resurrected society.

    Inactive PSRT balance: $4,961.05

    • IRS Back taxes: $2,835.90
    • Starting balance: $4,625.15
  • 2006

    Present name and title from 2006 onwards: Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists.

    If the PSRT was not re-activated, it would lose its charter.

    June 20, 2006: ASRT gave a grant of $2,500.00 to restart the PSRT.

    Seeing the need for a professional society, three technologists – Sharon Miller, Sue Wertz, and Marie Mulvihill – worked together to establish new bylaws, membership, and an annual meeting.

    Several board members started attending RTs’ in DC and have been working toward state licensure.

    First year of the newly activated PSRT:

    • 187 technologist members joined.
    • 92 student technologists joined.
  • 2007

    First PSRT state meeting held April 4, 2007

  • 2008-09

    The state of Pennsylvania had 8 districts at the inception of PSRT Ultimately the district system was abolished.

    District I was the last district to dissolve on November 18, 2009.

    Sharon Miller went to RT’s in DC.

    Karen, Max, and Connie went to RT’s in DC.

  • 2010-11

    Several board members attended RT’s in DC which included Medical Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA).

    First use of PayPal in February.

  • 2015

    The PSRT was accepted by the ASRT to be part the advocacy program and developed an action plan for state licensure in January of 2015.  

    Bryan Cutler agreed to be our sponsor for the bill.

    The Philadelphia Society was on board to help develop licensure bill.

    A comprehensive state legislative/advocacy committee was formed.

    In November of 2015 the committee began work on the first draft of the bill.

  • 2016

    First use of MemberPlanet 2016

    First use of GotoMeeting 2016

    2016 Leg Committee developed bill with the help of the ASRT

    November 2016 spoke with RDMS and RDMS reviewed and revised the bill

  • 2017

    March 30, 2017 The first meeting with ASRT, ARRT, SDMS, Lobbyists and PSRT

  • 2018

    May and June 2018 lobby days in Harrisburg

    2018 The ASRT House of Delegated (HOD) presented the PSRT with the Advocacy award, for their advocacy efforts.

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

    PayPal account deleted due to scam.

  • 2022
  • State Meetings

    March 31, 2007 Ramada Inn Altoona

    April 4, 2007 Ramada Inn

    April 17, 2008 Harrisburg East Holiday Inn

    March 27-28, 2009 Holiday Inn Meadow Lands Washington –first student Tech-n-bowl

    April 8, 2009 Holiday Inn Meadow Lands

    April 16-17,  2010 Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton

    April 2011 Tofftress Golf Resort and Conference Center State College

    April 14, 2012 Seven Springs Mountain Resort

    April 24, 2013 Holiday Inn Allentown

    March 21-22 2014 Toftress Golf Resort and Conference Center State College

    March 20-21, 2015 Sheraton Airport Hotel in Coraopolis Wilkes-Barre

    March 18-19, 2016 The Woodlands Inn Wilkesbarre

    March 18-19, 2017 Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center

    March 23-24, 2018 Crown Plaza Greentree Pittsburgh

    March 23-24, 2019 Radisson Hotel Scranton

    March 27-28, 2020 Wyndham Hotel State College – Canceled COVID-19

    March 20 2021 – 1st Virtual Conference – Microsoft TEAMS Live Event

    March 25 -26 2022 – Wyndham Hotel State College

    March 24-25 2023 – DoubleTree by Hilton Monroeville Convention Center

    March 22-23, 2024 – Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey Grantville 

  • Fall Conference

    November 2010 Mount Aloysius College

    November 2011 Misericordia University

    November 2012 Penn State New Kensington

    November 2013 Reading School of Radiologic Science

    November 2014 Penn State New Kensington

    November 14, 2015 Mount Aloysius College

    November 12, 2016 UPMC Shadyside

    November 2017 The Lancaster Campus of HACC

    November 2018 UPMC Altoona

    November 2, 2019 Robert Morris College

    November 2020 – Canceled – COVID-19

    November 6, 2021 – Pennsylvania College of Technology

    November 12, 2022 – Misericordia University

    November 11, 2023 – Harcum College

    November 2024 – Mount Aloysius College

Learn about our past

PSRT History

The Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists (PSRT) has a rich and impactful history that spans several decades. Take a brief look at the key milestones that have shaped PSRT into the esteemed organization it is today.

Early Years:

PSRT was established with the aim of bringing together radiologic technologists across Pennsylvania. From its inception, PSRT focused on promoting professional development, advocating for the welfare of its members, and advancing the field of radiologic technology.

Growth and Recognition:

Over the years, PSRT expanded its reach and membership, steadily gaining recognition as a leading professional association in Pennsylvania. By providing a platform for technologists to connect, share knowledge, and access valuable resources, PSRT played a crucial role in bridging the gap between professionals and their evolving field.

Advancements and Education:

PSRT has actively contributed to the continued growth and advancement of radiologic technology through its commitment to education. The organization has organized numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops, as well as offering access to continuing education opportunities to ensure technologists stay up-to-date with the latest developments in their field.

Advocacy and Legislation:

PSRT has been instrumental in advocating for the rights and interests of radiologic technologists in Pennsylvania. Through active involvement in legislative initiatives and collaborations with other healthcare organizations, PSRT has worked towards ensuring the profession is properly recognized, supported, and regulated.

Present Day:

Today, PSRT stands as a thriving community of radiologic technologists, fostering professional growth, providing networking opportunities, and supporting the highest standards of patient care. With a commitment to excellence, PSRT continues to adapt and grow, setting new benchmarks for radiologic technology in Pennsylvania.

Affiliate Financial Assistance Program

The PSRT completed the requirements for the Affiliate Financial Assistance Program (AFAP) Funds:

The PSRT receives $1.00 for every ASRT member in the state of Pennsylvania

2015 | $8539.00

2016 | $8314.00

2017 | $8105.00

2018 | $8135.00

2019 | $7997.00

2020 | $8030.00

2021 | $7797.00

2022 | $7355.00

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Mission Statement

The Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists (PSRT) serves to advance the professions of radiation and imaging disciplines and further the welfare of imaging professionals while assisting to maintain high standards of education and to enhance the quality and safety of patient care.

Vision Statement

The Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists will be the professional association for the state of Pennsylvania medical imaging and radiation therapy community through education and advocacy.

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