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Hearst Foundation supports purchase of high-tech digital radiography system for medical imaging
Posted 10/13/2015 12:08PM

The Department of Medical Imaging at Misericordia University recently purchased and installed a state-of-the-art Samsung digital radiography system with support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

The investment by Misericordia University and the generosity of the Hearst Foundation enables students majoring in medical imaging to learn about their profession by using the most current technologies. The Samsung GF50 will complement the rigorous education that is provided to current and future students. It will also prove to be beneficial to health care providers as Misericordia students will graduate with current knowledge of imaging procedures since the equipment is representative of what is used in the clinical setting today.

For the past 27 years, students in the medical imaging program at Misericordia University have had higher pass rates than the national average on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination in radiography. Since October 1988, 465 graduates have taken the ARRT Radiography examination and 449 have passed it on their first attempt, resulting in an overall pass rate of 96.56 percent, according to ARRT data for 50 different test dates. Of the 50 test dates, Misericordia graduates have achieved a 100-percent pass rate 39 times.

For more information about the Department of Medical Imaging at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu/mi. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, and was designated a 2016 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.

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The Department of Medical Imaging at Misericordia University purchased and installed a new state-of-the-art Samsung digital radiography system with support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Showing the new equipment, from left, are Lorie Zelna, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR), associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Medical Imaging; medical imaging majors James Murray, Forty Fort, Pa.; Hailey Hoherchak, Jim Thorpe, Pa., and Elaine Halesey, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM), professor of medical imaging.

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