Ben Lauing, Imaging Performance Partnership
According to a talk earlier this month at the Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography, CT education for technologists is surprisingly weak.
CT has become a significant component of imaging both independently and in conjunction with other modalities, and preliminary results from our 2013 Volumes Benchmarking Survey indicate that CT volumes are continuing to grow. Yet the limited CT curriculum for technologists and scarcity of training opportunities may hinder adequate education.
Are CT technologists getting the training they need?
Technologists may lack adequate training in CT
Emily Hague, Imaging Performance Partnership
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama raised the issue of finding skilled workers for the science and technology industries – there are currently twice as many job openings as trained workers, despite the nation’s high unemployment rate. One proposed solution – to increase the number of partnerships between private organizations and community colleges to ensure a sufficient labor force – is in place at Sutter Health.
Recruiting skilled staff in an era of shortage