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Radiologist assistant resources.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists www.arrt.org/Content/RTs/SpecialtySpecific/RadiologistAssistant/ Radiologist_Assistant.aspx

Perhaps an objective review shouldn't tout its own Web site, but the ASRT honestly has a lot of good information about the radiologist assistant position. Do you need a little history about the development of the RA? Maybe you want to know what an RA can do or where you can find RA educational programs. Potential students can find the RA curriculum, a list of schools offering an RA degree program and a list of specific degrees awarded. There also are guides to help facilities assess RAs and to help create procedure-specific clinical protocols. A link to the proposed RA Practice Standards also is provided.

American College of Radiology www.acr.org/s_acr/sec.asp?CID=969&DID=14714

Although the ACR's Web site doesn't have a lot of information about the RA position, what it does have is good. You need to be an ACR subscriber or existing customer to access the legislative resources, but everyone can read the articles and other documents listed under the documents section. Here you will find the RA role delineation, the ACR and ASRT development of the RA position, a brief background on the radiologist assistant, certification information and more. Searching the site for "radiologist assistant" also pulls up various news items about state action updates, state legislative issues and a state analysis, some of which is available only to subscribers.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists www.arrt.org/index.html?content=radasst/raintro.htm

Most of the information on this Web site is specifically about the R.R.A. certification. It is the Registry, after all. Even though this site might not be helpful for general information about the RA, it can help you determine whether you want to pursue R.R.A. certification. The site includes specific information regarding eligibility requirements, educational programs, application information and the actual examination. Current registered radiologist assistants can find questions and answers related to state licensing, as well as resources for maintaining certification. A section on reimbursement is in the works.

By Debbie Freeman, ASRT Scanner Associate Editor
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