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Celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week®

Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for the nation’s radiologic technologists. To recognize this vital work, we are celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW) by sharing two student stories from Boise State’s Online Imaging Sciences Program:

Christopher Booth,
Imaging Sciences Online Graduate

Jeremy Kovach,
Imaging Sciences Online Graduate

The Online Bachelor of Science in Imaging Science (BSIS) is a flexible, affordable option with no in-person classroom or clinical requirements. You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months for only $395 per credit. Applications for the Spring 2020 semester are currently being accepted until November 30, 2019.

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As Boise State Radiologic Sciences Professor Leslie Kendrick explains, “It has never been more exciting to be part of the field of diagnostic imaging sciences. The speed, resolution and sensitivity of our imaging methods continue to grow exponentially. Across disciplines, collaborative research with engineering, biology, physics and beyond is increasingly more common and leading to improved outcomes for our patients. As we celebrate NRTW, we take a moment to relish in the awe of our profession and continue our great work!”

The NRTW was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979. The event is celebrated each year during the week of November 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895.

Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment and restore patient health. R.T.s specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, cardiac-interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy and general diagnostic radiology.