National Radiologic Technologist Week
Monday, 19 November 2012 10:58
National Radiologic Technology Week was recently recognized in Statesboro with a proclamation from the Statesboro City Council, as read by Mayor Joe Brannen at a City Council meeting on November 6. A number of Rad Tech students, faculty members, and supporters from Ogeechee Technical College were on-hand in Council Chambers as the work of professionally trained and certified Radiologic Technologists was acknowledged. Shown on the steps of Statesboro City Hall, the Ogeechee Technical College group displays the official proclamation from the Mayor.
National Radiologic Technology Week is held each year during the week of November 8, commemorating the discovery of x-rays. On November 8, 1895, Wilhelm K Roentgen discovered x-rays in Wurzburg, Germany.
“We observe this week in order to educate the general public about the importance of medical imaging. For the most part, the public is unaware of the fact that in the state of Georgia, anyone can perform exams using potentially harmful ionizing radiation in a clinical setting. The public needs to be educated as to the vital role we play in modern medicine and patient care,” stated Jan Martin, Radiologic Technology program director at Ogeechee Technical College.
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