Rad Tech Week Observed on Kent Salem Campus
National Radiologic Technology Week is held each November to recognize the date that Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the x-ray, which was Nov.8, 1895. The annual observation helps promote the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in providing quality patient care and a safe healthcare environment.
The week-long observation calls attention to the valuable work of rad tech professionals in healthcare and the highly-technical images they produce. These images play an integral role in the medical process and in the lives of millions of patients.
To help commemorate this week on the Kent State Salem Campus, first year radiologic technology students will display posters in radiology departments at the clinical sites where they are currently serving, while second year rad tech students will display posters in the Student Lounge on the Salem Campus.
On Friday, Nov. 6, the students will compete with each other in an academic quiz bowl competition to test their knowledge of radiologic technology. Clinical instructors from affiliated clinical sites will attend this event, which follows the semi-annual advisory committee meeting that will take place that same morning.
Kent State University at Salem offers an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology, as well as a bachelor of radiologic and imaging sciences technology degree with concentrations in computed tomography, diagnostic medical sonography, magnetic resonance imaging and radiation therapy.
The associates degree program began on the Salem Campus in 1985 with more than 700 graduates, while the bachelor degree program began in 2002 and has more than 400 graduates.