10 July 2012
KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo Clinical Assistant Professor Diana Mishler will have a voice for patient care as a council member on the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
Mishler recently began her four-year term on the ASRT – a professional organization that provides research, education, and advocacy for medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. The ASRT also reviews and revises the practice standards for all imaging modality technologists.
"As a council member, I will be part of shaping the educational standards for medical imaging professionals," Mishler said, who serves as the ultrasound representative on the national council. "I will know and teach the most up-to-date standards to my students. This profession changes rapidly, and it's exciting to have an impact on patient care."
She said her appointment reflects the quality of IU Kokomo's medical imaging programs, and the respect those programs receive.
"We have the only bachelor's degree program in the state that you can graduate from and be board certified in any imaging modality without additional practice or exams," she said. "Our program is distinguished in the state for that."
John Hughey, chairman of the Division of Allied Health Sciences, said Mishler's appointment gives IU Kokomo a voice on the national board as it develops policies and procedures. It also makes the programs more visible in the radiology community.
"It also shows that our programs and professors are recognized as exemplary in the medical imaging professions," he said. "For the students, it increases the visibility of the program. This means greater employment possibilities, because our program is recognized on a national level."
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.