The annual MRT Week celebration, sponsored by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and its provincial partner organizations, provides an opportunity for medical radiation technologists (MRTs) in Canada to demonstrate pride in their profession, and to convey the important message about the essential link MRTs provide between technology and patients in the healthcare system.
MRT Week is a chance for all MRTs to celebrate and recognize professional accomplishment, and a wonderful opportunity to educate the public and healthcare colleagues about their profession and the essential role they play in medical imaging and therapeutic treatment. The story of the profession, when presented by the passionate MRTs, has been shown to resonate with colleagues, patients and the general public long after MRT Week is over.
When planning, consider activities that both celebrate and educate. There are so many effective and engaging ways to take advantage of MRT Week. Use colourful visual displays with MRT Week posters and giveaways to educate your peers and clients in the workplace about what you do. Take the time to talk to patients and healthcare professionals individually about the ways in which MRTs deliver technology with care. Talk to local media about showcasing the medical radiation technology profession in a newspaper article, radio or television interview. Ask a local politician about proclaiming MRT Week officially in your city or province. Make a presentation to students about the rewards of a career in medical radiation technology.
The following sections of the guide provide ideas, tips and success stories from previous years to help you in your planning: