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Thank You

I wanted to post a thank you note to all of our customers for their patience during Hurricane Irma.  It was a massive storm with all types of damage; from fallen trees to loss of life.  We are hopeful that all Americans will come together and help one another.  We can see that people do come together during a crisis and hope that it can continue into the future years.

WE ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL

I am glad to report that our power was restored last evening.  We are again fully operational and our customer service department is now available to take your calls and answer your questions.  Orders are also being shipped as normal.  Thank you for your patience!

HOORAY. WE ARE SHIPPING AGAIN!!!

We are still without power but we have shipped all orders that came in from Friday afternoon until noon today.  If you ordered your test for Fedex two day shipping and your order was placed Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday we upgraded your shipping to next day service. 

We are now totally back on schedule with shipping your order.  We are still without power so the phone service is still down.  The best way to reach us with customer service questions is to email us at office@gagece.com.  We are able to respond to email requests.

If you need to place an order by phone, you can call our 24 hour order line and our operators there can take your order.

IRMA AFTERMATH

Our office did not sustain any damage, however there are widespread power outages which includes our office location.  We will be setting up an alternate office until power returns.  We expect to start shipping orders today and will be shipping FedEx expedited shipping as early as possible.  If you have questions, please send an email to office@gagece.com.  We are able to access our email and will answer your questions as soon as we can.

The quickest way to receive your test results is to use our online testing site at test.gagece.com.  Tests are graded immediately and you can download and print your certificate immediately.  If you are attempting to fax your test to us, our fax server will be unavailable until power is restored. You can scan an email your test sheet to test@gagece.com or office@gaagece.com.  These tests will be graded as soon as power is restored.

Thank you for your patience.

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, our office will be closed from Saturday September 9, 2017 through at least Monday September 11, 2017.  This will affect our customer service phones, but our 24 hour order line will be available.  If you would like to place an order by phone, please call 1-800-383-4445.  The re-opening of our office will depend on the storm's effect on our location as well as on whether electricity and water are available.  Our website will continue to operate throughout the entire storm so that you may continue to order products and take online tests.  We hope to resume shipping as soon as the storm has passed.  If you need to order and complete tests more quickly than this, we offer a selection of courses in an electronic format.  Please visit the Ecourses section of our website.

Indiana Society of Rad Techs

Join Indiana technologists at their annual conference.  Below is the link for the conference information

Indiana Annual Conference

ASRT Symposium

This year's ASRT Symposium will be at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  Mark your calendar for June 21 through June 23 and visit our booth during the Expo, at the pin exchange or drop by at lunchtime. We'll have a variety of our courses available for you to look at and you'll be able to meet and talk with us.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Stay a few extra days in the heart of Orlando to visit Disney, Universal and other great family friendly  entertainment!

Changes in Texas Requirements

The State of Texas has made some changes in the continuing education requirements for radiologic technologists.  Below are some of the highlights:

General Certificate
You must complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) during each biennial renewal period.  You are not required to complete CE during your first renewal period if your first renewal period is less than 24 months.  Of the required 24 hours of CE, at least 12 hours must be instructor-directed.   At least 50% of the required number of hours must be activities which are directly related (DIRECT CREDITS)
Limited Certificate
You must complete 18 hours of continuing education (CE) during each biennial renewal period.  You are not required to complete CE during your first renewal period if your first renewal period is less than 24 months.  Of the required 18 hours of CE, at least 9 hours must be instructor-directed. At least 50% of the required number of hours must be activities which are directly related (DIRECT CREDITS)
Non-Certified Technician
You must complete 12 hours of continuing education (CE) during each biennial renewal period.  You are not required to complete CE during your first renewal period if your first renewal period is less than 24 months.  At least 6 credits of the required number of hours must be instructer-led courses which are directly related (DIRECT CREDITS)

Direct credits are defined as:  ..."activities which are directly related to the use and application of ionizing forms of radiation to produce diagnostic images and/or administer treatment to human beings for medical purposes. For the purpose of this section, directly related topics include, but are not limited to: radiation safety, radiation biology and radiation physics; anatomical positioning; radiographic exposure technique; radiological exposure technique; emerging imaging modality study; patient care associated with a radiologic procedure; radiopharmaceutics, pharmaceutics, and contrast media application; computer function and application in radiology; mammography applications; nuclear medicine application; and radiation therapy applications."

Indirect credits are defined as: ..."indirectly related topics include, but are not limited to, patient care, computer science, computer literacy, introduction to computers or computer software, physics, human behavioral sciences, mathematics, communication skills, public speaking, technical writing, management, administration, accounting, ethics, adult education, medical sciences, and health sciences. Other courses may be accepted for credit provided there is a demonstrated benefit to patient care."

To see the complete requirements, visit the Texas Department of Health web page at:  Texas Continuing Education

Happy Easter and Spring

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Structured Education

We are now offering courses that meet the new ARRT requirements for Structured Education.  There are courses in several of the disciplines.  Visit our category listing to view the courses accepted for structured education by clicking the following link:  https://www.gagece.com/arrt-structured-education