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.
Find out how to become a veterinary imaging technologist or veterinary radiation oncology technologist through the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging.
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.