Radiography Program Open House to celebrate the discovery of X-rays Nov. 12 and 13

Do you find yourself radiating enthusiasm for a profession in medicine? Come out and explore at the Radiography Program Open House, from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, and from 10:30 a.m.- noon on Friday, Nov. 13, in W-11.

This event is scheduled to coincide with National Radiologic Technology Week, which honors the life-saving radiologic work made possible by Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of x-rays on Nov. 8, 1895.

Radiography program faculty will allow visitors the opportunity to x-ray something (non-living objects). In previous years, visitors have x-rayed purses, cell phones, and even slices of pizza, as well as the lab’s own “phantom” model body parts used in actual classroom demonstrations. Event organizers ask that visitors bring a USB flash drive if they wish to save a copy of their x-ray image.

Radiography students will be on hand to answer questions and provide anecdotes about their own experiences in the program. Images made from the labs’ cutting-edge imaging equipment will be displayed along with fact sheets and materials used in the radiography program.

Santa Fe College’s Radiography Program ranks among the most successful in the nation. The Program, which began in 1968, boasts a 99 percent pass rate on the ARRT national certification exam.

Certified Radiographers have the opportunity to also pursue advanced certifications and medical imaging careers such as  in Computed Tomography (CT), Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Interventional Radiology, Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Quality Control, Imaging Informatics, Radiology Administration, and Radiography Education.

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