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Celebrating Medical Radiation Technologist Week – November 6-12


Mayor and councillors present proclamation for MRT week.
Fort St. John City council proclaims November 6-12, 2022 as MRT Week. Back row L-R Councillor Jim Lequiere, Councillor Trevor Bolin, Councillor Gord Klassen, Councillor Tony Zabinsky, Councillor Byron Stewart. Front row L-R Riley Smith, Mayor Lori Ackerman, Councillor Lilia Hansen.

Every year, medical radiation technologists (MRTs) are celebrated across Canada on the week of November 8. The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) highlights the important role they play in the health care system working as radiological technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and radiation therapists.

MRTs are highly trained experts who have specialized skills in medical imaging and radiotherapy technologies. They are the vital link between new and innovative technology and the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Group of people wearing masks sit in medical radiation technology department.
The MRT team at the Fort St. John Hospital pose for a celebratory proclamation photo.  
Back row L-R Nathan Shrum, Lucinda Regan, Julia Paslawski, Riley Smith. 
Front row L-R Carmen Foster, Jaime McPherson, Aleaha Hiebert. 

The City of Fort St. John is recognizing the contributions of MRTs by proclaiming November 6-12, 2022, Medical Radiation Technologist Week. On October 11, 2022, Riley Smith, supervisor of nuclear medicine at the Fort St. John Hospital, joined the Mayor and Council members from the city to receive the official proclamation on behalf of CAMRT-BC.

Northern Health has MRTs working in many of our Northern communities, and wishes to celebrate their contributions to patient care, diagnosis, and treatment.

To learn more about the innovative work of MRTs in BC, visit the CAMRT website.