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Medical Imaging Class of 2014
MI Class of 2014

All 16 members of the Misericordia University May 2014 medical imaging class recently passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination in radiography on their first attempt.

One member of the class also achieved several significant accomplishments, as Rebecca DeLong of Mertztown, PA scored in the 98th percentile on the certification examination which means only 2 percent of ARRT test-takers nationwide scored higher than the Misericordia graduate.

 


Class of 2014

 


Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologist Conference
March 21-22, 2014

The 7th Annual P.S.R.T. Conference, State College, PA: 3/21-3/22/14. Ten students attended. We had 3 individual posters submitted in the advanced category and one in the entry-level. Senior, Lauren Jankowski placed 1st in the advanced category with her poster entitled: Treating Cervical Cancer: A Patient’s Journey. Senior Stephen Wolff placed 3rd with his poster entitled: Cardiac Catheterization- Closing the Hole on Atrial Septal Defects.


Medical Imaging
Student Research Presentations
May 1, 2014

Title: Carbon Ion Radiotherapy
Student Researcher:
Sara Casterline Faculty Advisor: Gina Capitano M.S., R.T. (R)
Internship Mentor: Larry Crimi, R.T. (R) (T) CMD
Internship Site: Delta Medix Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care Scranton, PA

Title: Treating Aortic Stenosis utilizing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Student Researcher: Rebecca DeLong
Faculty Advisor: Lynn Blazaskie B.S. R.T. (R)
Internship Mentor: Maria Pisaneschi B.S.R.T. (R) (RCIS)
Internship Site: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Title: Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Student Researcher: Erica Dyonda
Faculty Advisor: Lorie Zelna, M.S., RT (R)(MR)
Internship Mentor: Faith Terrery, R.T. (R), RDMS
Internship Site: Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA

Title: Benefits of Pediatric Sonography Student
Researcher: Allison Ebright
Faculty Advisor: Lorie Zelna, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Internship Mentor: Richard Shemory BSDMS, RDMS, RDCS
Internship Site: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Title: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy as a Treatment for Breast Cancer Student
Researcher:
Kathleen F. Lord
Faculty Advisor: Gina Capitano, M.S., R.T. (R)
Internship Mentor: Leanne Schirra, MHA, R.T. (R) (T) (BD)
Internship Site: Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, PA

Title: Stereotactic Radiosurgery on Brain Metastases
Student Researcher:
Alyssa Gotzman
Faculty Advisor: Gina Capitano M.S., R.T. (R)
Internship Mentor: Paula Johndrow B.S. R.T. (R) (T)
Internship Site: Northeast Radiation Oncology Center , Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Title: Gynecomastia
Student Researcher:
Alyssa Goulstone
Faculty Advisor: Lorie Zelna M.S., RT (R)(MR)
Internship Mentor: Kristina English B.S.R.T. (R)(M)
Internship Site: Thomas P. Saxton Pavilion, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Title: Uterine Artery Embolization
Student Researcher:
Nicole Grim
Faculty Advisor: Paula Pate-Schloder, M.S., R.T. (R)(CV)(CT)(VI)
Internship Mentor: Jesse Waselus R.T. (R)(CV)
Internship site: Special Procedures, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Title: Pregnancy and MRI- Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?
Student Researcher:
Kelli Harvey
Faculty Advisor: Lorie Zelna M.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Internship Mentor: Kathryn Altavilla R.T. (R)(MR)(CT)
Internship Site: Diagnostic Imaging Center, Forty Fort, PA

Title: Treating Cervical Cancer:A Patient's Journey
Student Researcher:
Lauren Jankowski
Faculty Advisor: Lynn Blazaskie B.S.R.T. (R)
Internship Mentor: Lori Starbuck R.T. (T)
Internship Site: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Frank and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Title: Ultrasound Evaluation of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Student Researcher:
Lauren Majewski
Faculty Advisor: Lorie Zelna, M.S., R.T. (R)(MR)
Internship Mentor: Jillian Bush, B.S. R.T. (R), RDMS
Internship Site: Wilkes-Barre General Hospital & Thomas P. SaxtonMedical Pavilion, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Title: Monitoring Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms with CT Angiography
Student Researcher:
Molly McFadden
Faculty Advisor: Paula Pate-Schloder, M.S., R.T. (R)(CV)(CT)(VI)
Internship Mentor: Sharon Wood, M.A., R.T. (R) (M) (CT)
Internship site: Computed Tomography, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Title: Treating Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Transarterial Chemoembolization
Student Researcher:
Jennifer Sedor
Faculty Advisor: Lynn Blazaskie, B.S. R.T. (R)
Internship Mentor: Daniel Munster, R.T. (R)
Internship Site: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Title: TomoTherapy – Targeted Dose with Fewer Symptoms
Student Researcher:
Shauna Quirk
Faculty Advisor: Gina Capitano M.S., R.T. (R)
Internship Mentor: Paula Johndrow B.S. R.T. (R) (T)
Internship Site: Northeast Radiation Oncology Center Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Title: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Student Researcher:
Allison Thomas
Faculty Advisor: Paula Pate-Schloder, M.S., R.T. (R)(CV)(CT)(VI)
Internship Mentor: Mark Mileski R.T. (R) RCIS
Internship site: Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Regional Hospital, Scranton

Title: Cardiac Catheterization, Closing the hole on Atrial Septal Defects
Student researcher:
Stephen Wolff
Faculty Advisor: Paula Pate-Schloder, M.S., R.T. (R)(CV)(CT)(VI)
Internship Mentor: Mark Mileski R.T. (R) RCIS
Internship site: Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Regional Hospital, Scranton


Medical Imaging Students earn National Scholarship

Samantha Weikel

Cara Hill
Junior Samantha Weikel, was awarded a national Lambda Nu scholarship in Fall 2013 and Junior, Cara Hill received one in Spring 2014. This is the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. It has 141 chapters in 42 states. Students in all these chapters may submit. According to Ray Winters, Dept. Chair of Medical Imaging at Arkansas State – Jonesboro, the chair of the scholarship committee, In addition to meeting other criteria of service, etc., “those who received awards had high GPA’s, were good writers, and were able to put into words why they deserved the scholarship; including their grasp of the profession and their future goals/plans.”

Student Awards/Activities for Graduation:
  • Senior Recognition Luncheon held May 1, 2014, with Student Standout awards to Jennifer Sedor as voted by the faculty and Kevin Miller as voted by his peers. Also recognized were 20 seniors inducted to Lambda Nu, the National Honor Society in Medical Imaging.
  • Emily Ginocchetti (Dec. 2013) received the Medical Imaging Department Academic Award as a December graduate, and Rebecca DeLong (May 2014) received this award as a May graduate. Both were presented at the University Sr. Recognition Luncheon.
  • Kevin Miller received the Jane DeMaio Clinical Excellence Award also at this luncheon.

Annual Student Field Trip

 

In April 2014, junior and senior Medical Imaging students and faculty attended a field trip to New York City to view the BodyWorlds exhibit.


12th Annual Radiography Student Day
November 7, 2013

Forty-two (42) Medical Imaging majors represented Misericordia on November 7th at the 12th annual Radiography Day sponsored by Penn State/Hershey. We had 45 participants in either the Technibowl or Poster Competition. Cara Hill, Courtney Katra and Lauryn Worman earned 2nd place with their poster entitled: “MRI for Musculoskeletal Disorders”. Sophomores: Kaitlyn Fink and Amy Savidge tied for 3rd place with their poster entitled: “Radiation Protection Hand Cream”. Juniors: Lindsey Hoover and Kristi Seiler- tied for 3rd place with their poster entitled: “fMRI: Communicating with Coma Patients”.


On November 4, 2013 a pizza party was held to both celebrate National Radiologic Technology and unify the MI majors. Senior students spoke to underclassmen regarding their internship opportunities and experiences. Door prizes were drawn, and all students received a small gift from the department.