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To Our Members Affected by the Tornadoes in Tennessee

Dec 12, 2023

The ASRT Board of Directors and staff send their sympathy and concern to the members and their families who were affected by the tornadoes in Tennessee that touched down on Dec. 9. Our thoughts are with all of you as you recover.

“As ASRT has hundreds of members who live in the areas hit by the tornadoes, the Society’s staff and Board of Directors have moved quickly to implement a measure to support members affected by this disaster,” said ASRT Chair of the Board Daniel L. Gonzales, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R), FASRT.

For ASRT members living in Tennessee’s Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Gibson, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Weakley and Wilson counties, the Society has automatically extended your membership for 90 days. You will retain your original join date and your member record will not show any lapse in membership.

If you have been displaced because of the tornadoes and have a new mailing address, please update your membership record online by going to or by calling ASRT at 800-444-2778. Please note that the storm could affect the delivery of the December/January issue of ASRT Scanner and the January/February issue of Radiologic Technology.

Radiologic technologists who are concerned about their ability to meet their continuing education requirements should contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists at 651-687-0048, Ext. 8540. The ARRT establishes CE policies for its registrants.

Many ASRT members have contacted us to express their interest in assisting with relief efforts. Because ASRT does not have the infrastructure to organize disaster recovery efforts, we encourage our members to volunteer with reputable, established relief teams that are already in place. For example, those interested in volunteering for cleanup efforts, shelter operations or recovery teams can contact the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army or Samaritan’s Purse.

In addition, ASRT members are using the ASRT Communities to communicate ways to assist individuals in the affected areas. Please visit the ASRT Radiography Community to join the conversation.

“We hope all medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals affected by the tornadoes are safe and secure,” said ASRT President Brandon A. Smith, M.B.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(VI), CIIP. “ASRT has a responsibility to support its members in Tennessee and we’re ready to do whatever it takes to ensure they have the tools, services and support to move toward a path of recovery.”