Several McNeese State University radiologic sciences students and faculty have recently been recognized in the profession.
At the 63rd annual meeting of the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (LSRT), students Emily Estes, Anita Fiaz, McKenna Fields, Amanda Gilchrist, Taya Hebert and Abigail Miller placed second among seven teams in a Quiz Bowl tournament.
“The Quiz Bowl questions are submitted by program directors from around the state and are similar to what students can expect to see on their national certification exam,” says Allison Puente, clinical assistant professor of radiologic sciences.
Also at the meeting, Kasey Marceaux placed third in the scientific essay contest for her research on nuclear medicine bone imaging and Puente was installed as president-elect for LSRT. She will take office in July 2022.
Estes, Fields, Gilchrist, Haley Harless, Hebert and Miller also took home first place at a statewide anatomy identification tournament sponsored by LSRT.
“This was the first year LSRT partnered with the company Anatomage for this two-day tournament,” says Puente. “Our students were excited to go head-to-head with many of the same teams from the annual meeting. The team met weekly to study and use McNeese’s 3-D anatomage table that allows students to virtually dissect the human body to better learn anatomical features and their relation to other body parts.”
National Radiologic Technology Week is Nov. 7-13 and recognizes the role medical imaging and radiation professionals play in caring for patients and ensuring their safety.
This year’s theme, “Essential Together,” highlights the radiologic technologists that have worked alongside other medical professionals to provide superior patient care and imaging to assist in appropriate diagnosis and treatment of their patients through the pandemic.
Since the radiologic sciences program’s inception in 1978, McNeese students have held a 99.8% first-time passage rate on the national certification exam.
To learn more about the program, visit www.mcneese.edu/academics/undergraduate/radiologic-sciences/.