Admiration and Appreciation for Our Radiologic Technologists, Happy National Rad Tech Week!

National Radiologic Technology Week Starts Today

Dear Staff, Residents, Fellows, and Faculty,

Today is the first day of Radiologic Technology Week. This week is celebrated annually and commemorates the discovery of the X-Ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895.

The week also celebrates and recognizes the vital work of Radiologic Technologists in healthcare. Within Duke Health, our Department is regarded as an example of an excellent partnership between physicians and technologists. Clearly, we could not provide our care without the expertise, diligence, and compassion provided by our RTs.

This year in particular, with the considerable challenges placed on front line workers due to the pandemic, please take the time to reach out to our technologists.

Erik K. Paulson, M.D.
Robert J. Reeves Professor
Chair, Department of Radiology