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Belmont College celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week

Photo Provided Pictured are Belmont College first-year radiology students. The college celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week Nov. 7-13.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — To recognize the vital work of its graduates and current students, Belmont College celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week from Nov. 7-13.

This year’s theme was “Essential Together.”

Radiologic technologists are healthcare professionals who specialize in the imaging of human anatomy for the diagnosis and treatment of pathology. Medical diagnosis is highly dependent upon visualizing the inside of the body.

The observance was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979. The event is celebrated each year during the week of Nov. 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-ray in 1895. Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment, and restore patient health.

“National Radiologic Technology Week is a great way for us to acknowledge and thank the medical imaging professionals who, every day, play a vital role in patient care and treatment diagnosis, proving the importance of this year’s theme ‘Essential Together,” said Stephanie Stauver, college radiology program director.

Belmont College offers a two-year radiology program. This program was new to Belmont in 2020, as it is the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Program of Radiologic Technology, which was known for its program excellence from its inception in 1954. Graduates have had a 100 percent pass rate on the national board exam for more than 20 years.

Stauver has more than 15 years of experience in radiology. She is certified in diagnostic radiology and computed tomography and has a bachelor of arts in organizational leadership and administration as well as a master of professional studies in organizational leadership, both from West Liberty University. She is a current doctorate of educational leadership student at The University of the Cumberlands.

The Belmont College radiology program’s mission provides learning experiences that will enable each student to deliver quality health care, to understand the values and behavior of the profession, and to develop communication and independent reasoning in preparation for employment as entry level radiographers. Upon completion of all program requirements, the student will receive an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology.

For more information about the radiology program at Belmont College, visit belmontcollege.edu, call 740-695-9500 or email radiology@belmontcollege.edu.

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