Editor's Letter

Julie Strandt-Peay, BSM, RT(R)(MR), FSMRT

Dear Signals readers,

It is with great pleasure that we announce a major change in Signals just in time to begin the New Year! The Signals Newsletter, published quarterly since 1993, is now the Signals News; a web-based report of SMRT activities and events. It is the intent of the Signals News committee to bring to you reports and information in a more timely manner than the limits of the quarterly publication.

No change of this magnitude happens without the effort and diligence of dedicated people. Please join me in thanking the following from the Central Office: Mary Keydash for her design skills and flare; Linda O-Brown for her assistance and thoroughness; Sally Moran for her technical skills and expertise; Roberta Kravitz for her leadership and support; and lastly, the person who has patiently advised and nurtured this effort for more than a year, and has been my rock, Jennifer Olson. Appreciation is expressed to the Policy Board, Committee Chairs, and Officers. Without this array of volunteers the SMRT would not exist.

At this first posting you will find a message from SMRT President, Julie Lowe who tells us about the SMRT presence at the RSNA meeting. We have seminar news from the USA, indicating that the SMRT Regional and Local Chapter meetings continue to provide quality educational opportunities for MR Technologists and Radiographers. Anne Sawyer shared the latest Educational Symposia home study that was recently mailed to members.

MRI Safety expert Frank Shellock continues to provide practical information for those working in MRI day to day.

December each year marks the election of new Policy Board Members, the Crues-Kressel recipient and this year also, by-law changes. Every three years the SMRT Policy Board selects new officers. All of the individuals elected have made a commitment to serve voluntarily for the next three years, beginning at the Annual Meeting in Montreal. Be sure to check out who will be representing you!

As always your suggestions for topics and features are welcome.

Happy Reading!

Julie Strandt-Peay, BSM, RT(R)(MR), FSMRT
Editor, SMRT Signals News