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American Society of Radiologic Technologists to Hold Run/Walk to Celebrate Its Invisible Heroes

Apr 11, 2024

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists recently kicked off its Be Seen awareness campaign to celebrate and elevate the work of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. In conjunction with the campaign, ASRT will hold the Invisible Heroes 5k Community Run/Walk both in person and virtually, Saturday, May 18.

5K Run/Walk Planned

The Invisible Heroes 5K Run/Walk will recognize the vital role that medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play on the health care team and introduce the public to the Society and its role in advancing and elevating the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession. The hybrid event is part of an initiative introduced by ASRT President Brandon A. Smith, M.B.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(VI), CIIP, to raise awareness of these vital professionals.

The Invisible Heroes 5K Run/Walk will offer age group, overall and team awards, including a t-shirt and finisher medals for all participants.

Event location:
Believers Center of Albuquerque parking lot
320 Waterfall Dr. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123

Event Registration:

Event Schedule:
Saturday, May 18, 2024
5K – 9 a.m.
Kids K – 10 a.m.

Museum Tours Available
Friday, May 17, 2024
3-6 p.m.
15000 Central Ave. SE

At packet pick-up, on Friday, May 17, the ASRT Museum and Archives will be open to the public from 3-6 p.m. The museum is located inside the ASRT office at 15000 Central Avenue SE. The ASRT Museum and Archives is unique in that it not only contains radiologic artifacts of bygone eras, but it is dedicated to the radiologic technology profession and the technologists who advanced that profession.

Radiologic Technologist Facts

  • Radiologic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and patient care.
  • They may specialize in a specific imaging technique, such as bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, quality management, sonography or radiography. The radiologic technologists who specialize in radiation therapy, which is the delivery of high doses of radiation to treat cancer and other diseases, are radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists.
  • According to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists there are more than 450,000 registered radiologic technologists in the United States.
  • As experts in medical imaging, radiologic technologists produce images for physicians to assist in the diagnoses and treatment of injuries and diseases.