Medical radiation technologists (MRTs) and electroneurophysiology technologists (ENPs) are governed by the Health Professions Act (HPA) in Alberta. As per this legislation, every person who practices medical radiation technology (which consists of four specialties: radiological technology, nuclear medicine technology, magnetic resonance technology and radiation therapy) or electroneurophysiology technology in Alberta must hold valid and current registration with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (the College). The practice involves not only the clinical and technical aspects of the profession; it also includes, but is not limited to, functions of education, management, research and administration.
The College is responsible for ensuring that an individual practicing as an MRT or ENP in Alberta is qualified to do so. Registration with the College assures the public that the technologist has met the requirements defined by the registration regulation made under the HPA.