ERIC Number: ED031579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Reference Count: 0
National Conference on X-Ray Technician Training (College Park, Maryland, September 7, 9, 1966).
Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Radiological Health.
The basic question to be considered was: "What will it take to provide adequate numbers of appropriately qualified operators of X-ray machines in medicine?" The conference was planned to provide maximum opportunity for exchange of ideas among technicians, educators of technicians, employers of technicians, and those involved in regulating the practice of technicians. There were approximately 340 participants. Major presentations included in the document are: (1) a keynote address by R.H. Morgan, (2) "Health Manpower" by H.I. Scudder, (3) "Radiologic Technologists--Professional Development and Regulation" by R.C. McGowan, (4) "AMA X-ray Technician" by A.N. Taylor, and (5) "New York State's X-ray Technology Program" by G.W. Larimore, John Roach, and H.T. Goldman. A sixth presentation, "X-ray Technician Manpower" by H.L. McMartin was primarily a report of findings of a Division of Radiological Health pilot study to determine the characteristics of 1,100 practicing technicians. Issues presented in work group reports included community college programs, financial support, career opportunities, licensure, teacher education, and inactive technicians. (JK)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Opportunities, Certification, Community Colleges, Conference Reports, Employment Statistics, Financial Support, Individual Characteristics, Occupational Surveys, Professional Associations, Program Descriptions, Radiologic Technologists, Recruitment, Speeches, Teacher Education, Technical Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Radiological Health.