National Radiologic Technology Week


WHEREAS, the health and safety of all Virginians is important to the happiness, prosperity and well-being of our Commonwealth's families and communities; and

WHEREAS, qualified practitioners who specialize in the use of medical radiation and imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases share a commitment to the health and safety of patients; and

WHEREAS, professionals in the radiologic sciences are dedicated to the highest standard of professionalism and maintain this standard through education, lifelong learning, and credentialing; and

WHEREAS, National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of radiologic technologists, and to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen on November 8, 1895; and

WHEREAS, x-ray technology has advanced the medical field by providing extraordinary imaging of bones, cavities, swallowed objects, blood vessels, lungs, intestines, to name a few; and

WHEREAS, the week-long celebration recognizes the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize November 2-8, 2014, as RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.