Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc.
A Proud Affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
The Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists traces its beginning back to a 1950 meeting held by a group of radiation workers - A.P. Cook, Jr., Wayne Smith, Eunice Allen, Alice Furry, Betty Burkeen, Marjorie Tolan, and Cora Warren. In November of that year in Columbus, Georgia, these founding fathers originated the current Society as The Georgia Society of X-Ray Technicians. Since its inception, the organization has grown in numbers and scope and now represents more than "x-ray technicians." In 1967, the name was changed to The Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists to more accurately reflect the organization's composition which now includes the careers of Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computerized Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. July 9, 1993, the Society became incorporated. The Society name now reads, The Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc..
The purposes of the Society are to advance the science of radiologic technology, to assist in establishing and maintaining high standards of education and training, to elevate the quality of patient care, and to improve the socioeconomic welfare of radiologic technologists. Ongoing fulfillment toward these ends has perpetuated the growth of the Society since 1950 and serves to underscore current aims, which include:
The Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists is the unified voice representing the interests of more than 11,000 technologists in the various radiologic specialties throughout Georgia. The Legislative Committee is very active in looking at all levels of representation.
As the Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists strives to fulfill its aims, technologists represented by this body will want to have input into its direction. G.S.R.T. attempts to be responsive to the opinion of its constituents. Being a member does not merely mean paying dues. It allows one to participate in decision-making of the Society and to use the organization as a vehicle to meet professional needs. It is essential that all technologist - whether working full-time in the field or currently out of the field - actively support the Society to ensure their professional future. Although the Society has been successful in past endeavors, joining this group will serve to strengthen its voice and impact both of which are integral in effecting changes statewide.