Five groups of Boise State diagnostic radiology students placed in the top three spots for both research papers and poster presentations at the Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT) annual conference in Twin Falls, Idaho on April 1 and 2. The students took home second and third place in the conference’s research paper competition and swept the poster presentation competition. They were accompanied by faculty advisor, Erica Wight, clinical assistant professor, radiologic sciences.
Research paper competitors Dan Johnson, Ashley Broad, Erica Wight (faculty adviser) and Tavia Saenz placed second place with their paper, “Protective Quality of Composite Lead Equivalents.”
Ashley Barrett, Mar Parkinson, and Amber Sanford placed third with their paper, “Likelihood of Visualizing Glass Shards in X-rays.” Eight papers were accepted for the research paper competition.
In the poster exhibit competition, Amanda Francis, Garrett Hanna, and Sarah Johnston placed first for their research poster, “Cumulative Dose in NICU Patients.”
Cassie Herd, Jason Thurston, and Chad Waddington placed second for their research poster, “Efficiency of Leaded Eyewear Between Standard C-Arm Positions.”
Anne Powell, Megan Tualaulelei, and Kimberly Forsythe placed third for their research poster, “Repeat/Reject Analysis in Computed Radiography.” Eight poster presentations were accepted for the research exhibit competition.
ISRT is a membership society for all professionals in medical imaging. They are an affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and advocate for quality patient care in Idaho. The annual conference provides members the opportunity to share common goals and enhance their education.