Local college comes out on top in radiography competition

May 12, 2017 by  

The annual Connecticut Society for Radiologic Technologists (CSRT) Bowl was recently won by radiography students from Manchester Community College (MCC) as they competed against Quinnipiac University, University of Hartford, Middlesex Community College, and Gateway Community College.

The competition is held each year by the CSRT to test student knowledge related to imaging and radiography. MCC was the winner after the first two rounds and beat Quinnipiac University in the final round.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) administers a national certification examination that students studying radiography need to pass to be certified. Two of the students on the MCC team commented that the bowl is fun way to help them prepare for this exam. In addition, coming out first in the bowl helps to show that MCC is a college with a good program in radiography, they said.

Another student said that the three members of the team and the rest of the class worked very hard to prepare for the bowl, and the other teams have reputations for excellence in radiography.

Assistant Professor Susan Morison, the program coordinator for radiography at MCC, was given high accolades from her students for her ability to motivate the team to do its best.

The department might benefit from adding this accomplishment to any brochures created by a print company about the radiography program.