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Misericordia University medical imaging students capture first place in Techni-bowl

Misericordia University medical imaging students captured first place in the annual Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists’ (PSRT) Techni-Bowl competition during the annual PSRT 2018 Annual State Conference and Business Meeting in Pittsburgh.

The annual competition, open to hospital systems and institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania, enables participants to test their knowledge and skills in the field in a highly competitive quiz competition. Misericordia’s team of seniors Jaclyn Hajec, Utica, N.Y., and Molly Harris, Trout Run, earned first place. Hajec and Harris are scheduled to graduate during the spring commencement ceremony on May 12.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the Misericordia University Medical Imaging Program is the only Bachelor of Science-level medical imaging program in northeastern Pennsylvania and one of only two in the state. The program features six full-time faculty members with many years of combined professional and academic experience who are also cross-trained in multiple modalities.

The program also has strong relationships with 29 clinical sites in the region, some of which have been with the program since its inception in 1973. This relationship affords Misericordia students valuable clinical internships at prestigious facilities that provide real-world experience.

Medical imaging students at Misericordia concentrate on radiography until their senior year. During their fourth year, students participate in an internship that affords them clinical education experience in advanced imaging modalities. A career in medical imaging offers numerous opportunities due to the myriad of specialty fields. A medical imaging major, for example, can specialize in radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and computed tomography, to name a few. There also are opportunities in education, management and sales in the imaging sciences.