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    • ASRT Announcement

    ASRT Seeks Qualified Volunteers for Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee

    Jun 01, 2022

    The ASRT is seeking qualified radiologic technologists interested in serving as members of the Practice Standards Council Medical Dosimetry Subcommittee.

    Applicants for the role must be ASRT members, certified in medical dosimetry and meet all eligibility criteria.

    The call for volunteers, with extensive information on the qualifications and time commitments required for this opening, has been posted to the open opportunity page. Please view the posting at the link below:

    Open Opportunity Details

    Please contact ASRT Volunteer Services at [email protected] with any questions or concerns after reviewing the volunteer criteria for the position.

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    • ASRT Announcement

    ASRT Seeks Qualified Radiation Therapist for JRCERT Board

    Jun 01, 2022

    The ASRT is seeking a qualified radiation therapist to serve on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Board of Directors.

    Applicants for the role must be ASRT members and meet all eligibility criteria.

    The call for volunteers, with extensive information on the qualifications and time commitments required for this opening, is available on the ASRT website. Please view the posting at the link below:

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

    Please contact ASRT Volunteer Services at [email protected] with any questions or concerns after reviewing the volunteer criteria for the position.

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    • News Releases

    R.T. Wages Increase According to ASRT Survey

    Jun 02, 2022

    The average salary of a radiologic technologist rose by 11.2% over the past three years and now averages $77,027, according to results from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Wage and Salary Survey 2022.

    The survey shows that all major disciplines in radiologic technology saw average annual increases since 2019, with some areas showing greater gains than others.

    “Compared to the 2019 wage and salary survey, the 2022 survey shows consistent gains across all practice areas,” said John Culbertson, M.A., M.Ed., ASRT director of research. “One should keep in mind the impact of the pandemic and rising inflation as contributing factors during this time period.”

    Among major disciplines, radiographers experienced the largest average gains at 12.8%, from a $57,865 average annual salary in 2019 to $65,246 in 2022. Computed tomography followed with an 11.8% increase, moving from $69,896 to $78,159. Mammographers saw a 10.6% increase from $71,725 to $79,323. Radiation therapists experienced an 8.4% increase from $89,159 to $96,650. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists saw their pay increase by 8.2% from $76,177 to $82,395.

    In addition, nuclear medicine technologists saw salaries increase by 6.2% and sonographers experienced a 5.8% increase.

    The disciplines with the highest reported mean compensation were medical dosimetry at $131,766 and breast MRI at $119,944.

    In addition to wage variations for different practice areas, salaries also fluctuate from region to region. On average, R.T.s working in California have the highest annual compensation at $114,123, followed by technologists in the District of Columbia at $96,954. Technologists in Nebraska earned the lowest base annual compensation at $54,894.

    The survey also highlights R.T.s’ satisfaction with their compensation. Responses show that nearly half of respondents, 46.6%, are either satisfied or very satisfied with their pay. Regarding their benefits, 49.1% were either very satisfied or satisfied with their benefits.

    The ASRT sent questionnaires in February 2022 to all currently practicing ASRT members with an email address in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. A total of 10,775 radiologic technologists returned completed questionnaires, resulting in an 8% return rate.

    The ASRT conducts the Wage and Salary Survey every three years and has captured longitudinal data since 2001.

    ASRT members can access the complete 2022 survey here.

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    • ASRT Announcement

    ASRT Seeks Qualified Members for ISRRT Positions

    Jun 07, 2022

    The ASRT seeks qualified members to serve in the following volunteer positions for the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists:

    Please contact ASRT Volunteer Services at [email protected] with any questions or concerns after reviewing the volunteer criteria for any of these positions.

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    • News Releases

    ASRT House of Delegates Elects Speaker and Vice Speaker

    Jun 26, 2022

    The ASRT House of Delegates has re-elected Daniel DeMaio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT), as speaker of the House and Shellie Pike, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CT), as vice speaker of the House.

    DeMaio is an associate professor and the director of the radiologic technology program for the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.

    Pike serves as a registered radiologist assistant for Radiology Consultants of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


    Daniel DeMaio, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)

    Shellie Pike, M.S.R.S., R.R.A., R.T.(R)(CT)

    DeMaio and Pike are members of the ASRT Board of Directors. They will manage the House of Delegates proceedings during the 2023 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting.

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    • News Releases

    ASRT Foundation Announces Scholarship in Honor of ASRT CEO Sal Martino

    Jul 05, 2022

    The ASRT Foundation — in conjunction with Joy Renner, M.A., R.T.(R), and Jordan Renner, M.D. — has announced it will develop a scholarship program to create a living legacy in honor of ASRT CEO and Executive Director Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, FASAE, CAE.

    Dr. Martino will retire on Jan. 3, 2023, after 13 years leading the ASRT. Attendees recognized his contributions during a retirement luncheon held at the 2022 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting where Joy also announced the new scholarship.

    The Renners’ contribution, along with that of Chief Operating Officer for the ASRT Foundation and Executive Vice President of Development & Corporate Relations Steve Hardy, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), CMD, totaled $25,000 and serves as the initial funding to start the endowed scholarship to honor Dr. Martino’s legacy.

    At Dr. Martino’s luncheon, Joy asked ASRT members to match the initial $25,000 gift to expand the fund. “Sal Martino is the complete package — a dedicated professional who has given so much in the work of promoting the profession … [and] a good, solid, ethical and caring person,” Joy said.

    Following the announcement of the endowed scholarship, the Foundation received more than $10,000 of the $25,000 requested matching funds.

    A gift in any amount will make a collective difference. Please donate as generously as possible and spread the word to your colleagues and organizations about this opportunity to support the future leaders of our profession in honor of Dr. Martino.

    Joy Renner, M.A., R.T.(R), and Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, FASAE, CAE
    Joy Renner, M.A., R.T.(R), and Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, FASAE, CAE

    Donate to the ASRT Foundation Sal Martino Leadership Scholarship Fund

    • ASRT Announcement

    ASRT Seeks Qualified Volunteers for Professional Mentor Program

    Jul 18, 2022

    Interested in serving as a professional mentor? The ASRT is seeking qualified radiologic technologists for its Professional Mentor Program.

    Primary responsibilities include providing goal-focused professional guidance to ASRT Student to Leadership Development Program participants. Professional mentors should have the willingness and ability to share knowledge, skills and expertise about the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession.

    Applicants for the role must be ASRT members, members of a state affiliate society and meet all other eligibility criteria.

    The call for volunteers, with extensive information on the qualifications and time commitments required for this opening, has been posted to the open opportunity page. Please view the posting at the link below:

    Open Opportunity Details

    Please contact ASRT Volunteer Services at [email protected] with any questions or concerns after reviewing the volunteer criteria for the position.

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    • ASRT Announcement

    ASRT Board of Directors Names Dr. Melissa B. Pergola as New CEO and Executive Director

    Aug 01, 2022
    Melissa Pergola ASRT's New CEO

    The American Society of Radiologic Technologists Board of Directors has selected Melissa B. Pergola, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M), FASRT, as the Society’s new chief executive officer and executive director. Dr. Pergola will take over the top post of the world’s largest radiologic science organization upon the retirement of current CEO and Executive Director Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, FASAE, CAE, on Jan. 4, 2023.

    Dr. Pergola is currently ASRT’s associate executive director where she oversees the Society’s governance, government relations, professional practice and meetings and conferences functions.

    “We chose Dr. Pergola as she thoroughly understands the ASRT, its members and the radiologic technology profession,” said ASRT Chair of the Board Kristi Moore, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(CT). “Her radiologic technology experience combined with her educational background, volunteer history, work in corporate settings and leadership skills make her an outstanding choice to lead the Society into the future.”

    The Board selected Dr. Pergola following six months of work by a search committee comprised of Board members and an ASRT senior staff executive. Cynthia Mills of The Leaders’ Haven served as the search consultant. The competitive process included a nationwide search, thorough reviews of each candidate and multiple rounds of interviews. The committee offered Dr. Pergola the position in early July, and she accepted shortly after.

    Dr. Pergola is a registered radiologic technologist with an extensive career in clinical practice, radiologic science education, hospital operations and leadership roles. She also has more than 25 years of experience as a volunteer for the ASRT, North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists and various other organizations.

    Before joining the ASRT staff, Dr. Pergola worked at Siemens Healthineers for six years as a competency management development specialist and global human resources people and leadership development specialist. In her role as competency management development specialist, she created strategies to hire, onboard and develop new employees. She also led the Employee Distress Index Team for the Education and Workforce Solutions Division. The team’s purpose was to create a strategy for measuring, preventing and combating employee distress. In addition, she assisted the global team with implementation of an employee engagement platform, which increased leadership’s ability to communicate with employees and build a more inclusive workplace. She was an invited member to the Siemens Healthineers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council where she worked with Siemens Healthineers nine Employee Resource Groups to create and implement strategies to promote and celebrate diversity.

    One of Dr. Pergola’s passions is developing leaders and she worked on several leadership programs during her time at Siemens. She managed the Healthcare Workforce Development Series, which provided Siemens’ customers with a full-service leadership training program. Dr. Pergola consulted with health care managers across the country and designed in-person training plans to teach leadership, critical thinking and interpersonal skills strategies to frontline staff, managers and executives.

    Prior to Siemens, she worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Science, Division of Radiologic Science from 2004 to 2015 as a clinical assistant professor. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at North Carolina State University. Additional positions in academia included serving as an instructor at North Carolina’s Johnston Community College and Wake Technical Community College from 1997 to 2002. In between her work in education, she served as the imaging services education and clinical operations manager for Wake Medical Center in North Carolina from 2002 to 2004.

    Dr. Pergola also has a great deal of experience as a practicing medical imaging professional. For the first five years of her career, she was a diagnostic radiographer working in orthopedic, trauma, portable and operating room settings.

    Her volunteer efforts began in 1996 when she joined the NCSRT. She served in multiple volunteer positions including chief sergeant at arms, Nominating Committee chair, annual conference moderator, Legislative Committee chair and many others. Her volunteer efforts led her to serve on the NCSRT Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008 where she held the positions of president-elect, president and board chair. In 2012, the NCSRT recognized her with life member status to honor her commitment to the state society.

    For ASRT, her volunteer work started in 2005 and included positions on the ASRT B.S.R.S. Curriculum Revision Workgroup, serving as Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board vice chair, leading the Education Steering Committee as chair, traveling to the nation’s capital to support ASRT’s R.T. in D.C. federal legislative advocacy efforts, and participating on several other task forces and committees. She has served as both an affiliate and Education Chapter delegate. She also served on the ASRT Board of Directors as secretary/treasurer, vice president, president-elect, president and chair of the Board. In 2018, the Society elevated Dr. Pergola to ASRT Fellow status in recognition of her significant contributions to the profession and the association.

    In addition to her state and national volunteer positions, Dr. Pergola has also given her time to numerous other radiologic science organizations. She is a member of the Image Wisely Executive Committee, a member of the Image Gently Steering Committee, a member of the Quality Standard for Imaging International Advisory Group and an international advisory group representative on the editorial review board for the journal, Radiography.

    As CEO and executive director, Dr. Pergola will oversee a staff of more than 100 employees and play a key role in establishing the strategic vision and short and long terms goals for the Society. In addition, she will serve as the CEO of the ASRT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the ASRT.

    “I’m incredibly honored that the ASRT Board of Directors has entrusted me with the responsibility to lead the world’s largest and oldest medical imaging and radiation therapy association, and the Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Society,” said Dr. Pergola, who will be only the sixth person to serve as the chief executive in ASRT’s 102-year history. “I’m a purpose driven person who genuinely believes in ASRT’s mission, its members and the profession, and by collaborating with our amazing staff, committed volunteers and hardworking Board of Directors, we’ll become an even more innovative organization that meets the needs of our members so they can excel in the profession and continue to provide patients with high-quality care.”

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    • ASRT Announcement

    2023 ASRT Call for Nominations

    Aug 15, 2022

    The ASRT is accepting nominations for national officers and chapter delegates interested in participating in 2023 ASRT election.

    Each year, ASRT members elect national officers to serve on the ASRT Board of Directors and representatives for each chapter. The elected volunteers help the ASRT develop and implement strategic initiatives and influence the direction for the radiologic technology profession. The 2023 ASRT election will begin Feb. 14 and conclude March 7.

    Nominations must be received by the ASRT office no later than Oct. 3, 2022.

    The ASRT will contact nominees to confirm their desire to run for the position and to collect qualifying information. Nominees can access the election criteria and forms webpage for more information.

    Submit Your Nominations

    Please contact the ASRT Governance Department for specific questions about the nomination process.

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    • ASRT Announcement

    ASRT Accepting 2023 Student to Leadership Development Program Applications

    Aug 16, 2022

    ASRT invites applicants for the 2023 Student to Leadership Development Program. Applications are open from Aug. 1-Nov. 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Mountain time.

    The three-year program allows students to experience the governance functions of ASRT, attend educational courses and learn about leadership positions in the association. All applications must be submitted through the online application.

    Potential applicants should also contact their ASRT affiliate society for further application and selection guidance, which may include additional criteria or an earlier timeline.

    2023 Student to Leadership Development Program Application

    If you have questions, contact the SLDP team at [email protected].

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