MRT Week is November 6-12, 2016
MRT Week is an annual celebration of the essential role that medical radiation technologists (MRTs) play in the healthcare system. MRTs deliver professional imaging and radiation-related treatment services with a caring touch, allowing patients to fully benefit from the latest in medical diagnostic and treatment technology.
From November 6 to 12, 2016, MRTs are once again invited to celebrate their profession with their community, colleagues, and each other to promote the essential contributions of the MRT profession.
Contest Entries: “I am the Essential Link” Contest
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the “I am the Essential Link” contest. This year has been a great success and we are very proud of all our members for their participation. Contest Entries will be posted as well as the winners for the contest will be announced shortly.
We thank all those who showed their great enthusiasm for MRT Week by ordering CAMRT materials this year. All materials were sent to centres that placed orders at the end of October. For any inquiries, please contact Jessica McGregor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look through the MRT Week Guide to find out how you can promote and celebrate MRTs:
- Become a brand champion
- Spread the word
- Promote your workplace
- Recognize your co-workers
- Create visual displays
- Host an education session
- Educate students
- Get an official Mayoral Proclamation
- Send a news release to your local papers
- Provide your local radio station with a Public Service Announcement (PSA)
- Fundraise and engaging the community
The updated MRT Week Guide offers ideas on how to promote MRT Week beforehand, during and afterwards. It also provides tips and ideas on how to get your community involved based upon feedback from previous years.
The NLAMRT published a full page ad in the Evening Telegram Newspaper profiling MRT’s across Newfoundland and Labrador to highlight the work that we do in the various disciplines.
“I assembled a rather large display in our hospital’s main lobby featuring our graduation photos, CAMRT diplomas, a viewbox on which I displayed various radiographs, and some handouts ranging from radiation doses to education requirements. I placed the posters throughout the hospital, from in the department to in the various rooms to remind patients and visitors alike of our week.”
“For MRS week in the past we have set up a table in the cafeteria displaying anatomized images and pictures of different pieces of equipment showing other staff and visitors what we do in MI. We have staff man the table and have them available for any questions people may have. Staff will give out some of these items as promotional gifts. We also offer a tea for our staff to celebrate the great work they do and create goodie bags with some of these items and treats. Thank you!”
“MRT Week is a great opportunity for building community within our department, as well as showing staff appreciation. Throughout the week we celebrated with cake, enjoyed a tea provided by our secretaries, receptionists and nursing colleagues, and we ended the week with a luncheon sponsored by our Radiation Oncologists.”
“This year  the Southern Alberta branch of the ACMDTT kicked o- our MRT Week celebrations by hosting an education day! We had dedicated and knowledgeable speakers focusing on the role MRTs play as an integral part of the health care team. The Very Image of Care theme was everywhere! Banner, cake, signs!! A great start to a great week of publicizing our profession.”
“For the fourth consecutive year, MRT Week has been celebrated in style by the College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNAQ). This year was extra special because the School of Health Science’s Medical Radiography program played host to two Canadian guests – Connie Krajewski and Denise Carraretto, from SickKids Hospital in Toronto. Denise and Connie made an excellent presentation on pediatric pathologies, and provided valuable tips and tricks for immobilization techniques. OTIMRO created placemats that lined hospital cafeteria trays on November 8th.”