ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The discovery of the x-ray in 1895 transformed the medical profession. Today it remains a cornerstone of medicine through its use in x-ray, computed tomography, mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and many other diagnostic procedures. Even more, the x-ray's coolness factor is engaging a new generation of students who want to learn about its important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles.
Understanding that kids find x-rays to be incredibly interesting, but a bit abstract, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is encouraging science teachers around the country to use Radcademy™ to explore the fascinating field of x-rays with their students.
Radcademy™ is a free resource for kids and science teachers. The program includes:
- Website and videos.
- Mini curriculum and educational resources for middle and high school teachers, including:
- Lesson plan, worksheet, discussion guide and quiz.
- Unique "RADfacts" that highlight medical imaging and radiation therapy statistics.
With National Radiologic Technology Week® ready to kick off on Nov. 6, the ASRT is spreading the word about Radcademy and the cool world of medical imaging and radiation therapy. Teachers and kids can learn about the radiologic procedures used to see inside the human body, meet the personnel who perform the procedures and discover how x-rays can diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.
The ASRT represents more than 153,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. The Society is the largest radiologic science association in the world. Its mission is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.
Contact: Greg Crutcher, 505-298-4500, Ext. 1248, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE American Society of Radiologic Technologists