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Radiologic Technology Faculty, Students Capture Awards at MSRT Conference

May 08, 2014

Dean Brake  
Dean Brake won the top award in the Technology Display competition at the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists Annual Conference.

Faculty and students in St. Louis Community College’s radiologic technology program captured awards at the 82nd Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) Annual Conference April 2-5 in Columbia, Mo.

 

Dean Brake, associate professor in radiologic technology at Forest Park, earned first place in the Technology Display competition for the exhibit, "A Standardized Exposure Index." It explains the International Electrotechnical Commission’s standardized exposure index to indirectly measure the radiation exposure to a digital detector. With film/screen radiography, an overexposed film image will be excessively dark, and an underexposed film will be excessively bright. With digital radiography, incorrect exposure does not affect image qualities of brightness or density. Computer processing automatically corrects digital image brightness. The IEC’s index is accepted by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance.

 

Brake also serves as Fourth District representative on the MSRT Board of Directors.

 

STLCC-Forest Park’s team finished third in the Student Bowl competition. Team members included Megan Ryan, Stephen Martin, Victoria Smith and Brandi Boehner. The team was coached by Sally Polta, associate professor in radiologic technology.

 

St. Luke's School of Radiologic Technology in Kansas City captured first place, while Linn State Technical College in Jefferson City finished second.

 

Rad Tech Student Bowl Team  
Members of the STLCC-Forest Park Student Bowl team are, seated, from left, Megan Ryan, Stephen Martin and Victoria Smith; and standing, from left, Brandi Boehner and team coach Sally Polta.