Ethics

The CT technologist follows the code of ethics established by the ASRT, agreeing to:

  • Conduct self in a professional manner, respond to patient needs, and support colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.
  • Act to advance the principal objective of the profession, which is to provide services to humanity with full respect for the dignity of mankind.
  • Deliver patient care and service unrestricted by 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.
  • Practice technology founded upon theoretical knowledge and concepts, use equipment and accessories consistent with the purpose for which they were designed, and employ procedures and techniques appropriately.
  • Assess situations; exercise care, discretion and judgment; assume responsibility for professional decisions; and act in the best interest of the patient.
  • Act as an agent, obtaining information through observation and communication to help the physician diagnose and treat the patient. Understand that interpretation and diagnosis are outside the scope of practice for the profession.
  • Use equipment and accessories, employ techniques and procedures, and perform services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice. Demonstrate expertise in minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, self and other members of the health care team.
  • Practice ethical conduct appropriate to the profession and protect the patient's right to quality radiologic technology care.
  • Respect confidences shared in the course of professional practice, respect the patient's right to privacy, and reveal confidential information only as required by law or to protect the welfare of the individual or the community.
  • Strive to improve knowledge and skills by participating in continuing education and professional activities, sharing knowledge with colleagues, and investigating new aspects of professional practice.