Medical imaging students place at 12th annual Penn State Student Radiography Day

Students pose with Dr. Halesey after placing in the competition.

Three teams of Misericordia University medical imaging majors placed in the research poster category at the 12th annual Penn State Student Radiography Day in Hershey, Pa.

Twenty-eight medical imaging majors and 11 research posters were presented by the University in the annual competition. The team of juniors Cara Hill ‘15, Binghamton, N.Y.; Courtney Katra ’15, Nanticoke, Pa., and Lauryn Worman ’15, Whitehall, Pa., earned second place with their poster submission, “fMRI: Communicating with Coma Patients.’’ The Misericordia teams of juniors Lindsey Hoover ’15, Hatfield, Pa.; and Kristi Seiler ’15, Slatington, Pa., and sophomores Kaitlin Fink ’16, Catawissa, Pa., and Amy Savidge ’16, Sugar Notch, Pa., tied for third place with their presentations, “Fetal Ultrasound: History and Development,’’ and “Radiation Protection Hand Cream.’’
The Misericordia University Medical Imaging Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Medical imaging students at MU concentrate on the general X-ray department until their senior year, when they are then cross trained to become multi-skilled in a radiological specialty area of their choice. They learn specializations like CTs, MRIs or cardiac catheterization while also serving internships in regional health care facilities.
A career in medical imaging offers numerous opportunities due to the myriad of specialty fields. A medical imaging major, for example, can specialize in CTs, MRIs, radiography, mobile radiography, nuclear medicine, mammography and sonography. They can also become educators or work in the sales or management sector. For more information about the medical imaging program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6256 or log on to
Medical imaging majors at Misericordia University recently placed in the 12th annual Penn State Hershey Radiography Student Day. Placing at the annual event, from left, are Kristi Seiler, Slatington, Pa., and Courtney Katra, Nanticoke, Pa.; second row, Amy Savidge, Sugar Notch, Pa.; third row, Cara Hill, Binghamton, N.Y.; Dr. Elaine Halesey, chair, and Lauryn Worman, Whitehall, Pa.; fourth row, Kaitlyn Fink, Catawissa, Pa., and Lindsey Hoover, Hatfield, Pa.