Who We Are
On November 2nd, 1929 two inspiring individuals with a dream and a vision, engaged in Radiographic services in Manitoba. Mr. Bill Doern and Mr. Claude James Bodle of Manitoba started an association for the purpose of exchanging information regarding the still infant science of radiological technique. The Western Canada Society of Radiographers - the first of its kind in Canada - had no boundaries as to membership and affiliated itself with the American Society of X-ray Technicians in March, 1930 and remained as such until the establishment of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) in 1943. The First Annual Meeting of the Western Canada Society of Radiographers was held one evening in December 1930 where officers for the coming year were elected.
From a founding membership of 28 in 1929 the Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (MAMRT) has grown into an association in excess of 850 professionals in the province of Manitoba. There are now over 11,000 professional practitioners in Canada comprised of four respective disciplines of Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Magnetic Resonance. -- "Great oaks from little seeds grow".