The 2010 graduates of the Laramie County Community College radiography program
have posted a 100 percent pass rate on their national certification exam, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Additionally, 22 radiography students participated in the Wyoming Society of Radiologic Technologists annual meeting in Laramie, Wyo., on Sept. 24 and 25. LCCC students Kristin Hereford and Tyler Keyes posted the top score in the Student Bowl at the meeting, and Heather Myers won the Student Paper competition. The runners-up were Maggie Gross and Nicole Stalcup. Abstracts of their papers can be found on the society’s website at wsrt.org
The radiography program now has a fully equipped laboratory that includes state-of-the-art imaging equipment. The newest unit is a Quantum QV-800 Direct Digital Radiography U-arm imaging system by Canon. This system is totally filmless; once the exposure is made, the image appears on a computer monitor within four seconds.
With this equipment, LCCC radiography instructors are able to offer the full gamut of radiography imaging receptors and equipment to the students in the program, making them better prepared to transition directly to employment in virtually any medical imaging department. The radiography program plans to host an open house showcasing its new lab and equipment in November during National Radiologic Technology Week.