History of the CAMRT

In 2017, CAMRT is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its inception. From the concerted effort of a small group of provincial leaders in 1942, the enduring association was born.

While new technologies and even entire disciplines have emerged, the CAMRT has been a constant for medical radiation technologists (formerly called radiological technicians). It is striking to look at some of the original objectives of the young national society:


“to provide standards and training facilities to meet the present-day needs of the radiologic technician”

“to promote and encourage the science and art of radiological technique and to consider and discuss all subjects pertaining to it”


Although these goals may have changed in scope over the years, they remain very close to the mission and vision of the CAMRT, and show how the association has provided a solid foundation and support for the Canadian MRT in a landscape of ongoing change.

This section of the website provides a small glimpse into the history of the organization, through stories, lists and even an interactive timeline. Take some time to browse and discover some of the important milestones and achievements of the MRT colleagues who came before you:

CAMRT Timeline
Founding of the Dominion Society
History and Origin of the CAMRT Name
CAMRT Members of Note
75 Years of National Gatherings
Archives – Honorary Award Recipients

In addition, throughout 2017, and across all our communications channels, we will take the opportunity to highlight some of the many changes that have marked the association and the profession of medical radiation technology over the last three-quarters of a century.

Look for these retrospectives as well as other events and activities to celebrate the CAMRT 75th Anniversary:

  • The 75th iteration of the national AGC: CAMRT-OAMRS Annual General Conference in Ottawa, April 28-30
  • Monthly contests and prizes for CAMRT members
  • And more…