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Contact: [Name], [Telephone Number]
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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF
NATIONAL RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY WEEK
R.T.s Increase Awareness by Celebrating Their Profession
[CITY, STATE --] (First paragraph: interesting lead sentence, general description of event, date, place and who
SOMETOWN, IA. –Memorial Hospital of Sometown celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week® to honor
the hard work and accomplishments of its radiologic technologists. The Radiology Department will host an open
house on Nov. 8, 2007 from 8 a.m. to noon. NRTW® is celebrated each year during the week that includes Nov. 8,
the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895.
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authority, community leader or important person with your organization; angle).
Staffed by more than 200 employees, the Memorial Hospital Radiology Department performs more than 200,000
procedures annually. Many of the Memorial R.T.s have worked for the hospital for more than 20 years and have
witnessed the growth of the department and rapid advances in imaging technology. These technologists work with
some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer
treatment and restore patient health. R.T.s specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, cardiac-
interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy and
general diagnostic radiology.
The Memorial Radiology Department was founded in 1935 by Dr. [name]. Since its formation, the department
has grown to specialize in some of the most advanced medicine in the state, including nuclear medicine and
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Members of the press are welcome to attend the open house. Contact [contact name], [title], at [phone number], or
by e-mail [e-mail address], for more information.
About National Radiologic Technology Week
National Radiologic Technology Week was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979
and is a registered trademark of ASRT. This year’s theme for the national celebration is “The Guiding Vision in
Medicine.” More information about the profession, the celebration and the Society can be found at www.asrt.org.