Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics shall serve as a guide by which Certificate Holders and Candidates may evaluate their professional conduct as it relates to patients, healthcare consumers, employers, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team. The Code of Ethics is intended to assist Certificate Holders and Candidates in maintaining a high level of ethical conduct and in providing for the protection, safety, and comfort of patients. The Code of Ethics is aspirational.
- The radiologic technologist acts in a professional manner, responds to patient needs,
colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.
- The radiologic technologist acts to advance the principal objective of the profession
to provide services to
humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.
- The radiologic technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by the
concerns of personal
attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, or socio-economic status.
- The radiologic technologist practices technology founded upon theoretical knowledge
and concepts, uses
equipment and accessories consistent with the purposes for which they were designed, and employs procedures and techniques appropriately.
- The radiologic technologist assesses situations; exercises care, discretion, and judgment;
responsibility for professional decisions; and acts in the best interest of the patient.
- The radiologic technologist acts as an agent through observation and communication
to obtain pertinent
information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient and recognizes that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession.
- The radiologic technologist uses equipment and accessories, employs techniques and
performs services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice, and demonstrates expertise in
minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, self, and other members of the healthcare team.
- The radiologic technologist practices ethical conduct appropriate to the profession
and protects the patient’s right to quality radiologic technology care.
- The radiologic technologist respects confidences entrusted in the course of professional
the patient’s right to privacy, and reveals confidential information only as required by law or to protect the
welfare of the individual or the community.
- The radiologic technologist continually strives to improve knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues and investigating new aspects of professional practice.
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