Radiologists and Imaging Technologists work closely together to maintain imaging standards and radiation safety practices
Image quality is crucial to accurate diagnoses in medical imaging. Radiologists understand that technologists support the foundation of the ACVR’s mission by providing standards for repeatable imaging, optimized imaging techniques, and the ability to trouble-shoot inconsistencies. Technologists are also the key gatekeepers to maintaining safety in the use of radiation-producing equipment.
Eligibility for membership in ACVR’s special interest societies is open to anyone (technicians included!) with an interest in the goals and objectives of each society. Veterinarians or non-veterinarians with an interest in Ultrasound, CT/MRI, Nuclear Medicine, or Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging can join one or more of the ACVR Societies. Please see ACVR Membership Categories for a definition of each type of ACVR membership. Each Society maintains an email listserver for discussion of topics related to each specialty. You must be a member of the Society to belong to its list.
The ACVR supports sustained and conscientious attention to safe practices regarding veterinary radiologic imaging and therapy as they relate to personnel, patient, and equipment. Exposure to radiation should always be As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) while maximizing the quality of the procedure. The ACVR is partnering with IDEXX and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) in Lower the Dose, an initiative to help raise awareness of radiation safety best practices. Read more about ACVR’s efforts to promote radiation safety practices.