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SKCTC Regional Radiography Program receives an upgrade

Pictured are SKCTC Radiography students Katie Branham and Jordan Ingram.

Pictured are SKCTC Radiography students Katie Branham and Jordan Ingram.

The x- ray lab on the Whitesburg Campus of the HCTC/SKCTC Regional Radiography Program has received an upgrade.

Last week, a Konica Digital Radiography Image Processing System (DR CS-7) was installed, which allows the lab to perform the latest digital radiography image processing.

According to Astor Halcomb, Jr., clinical coordinator of the program, “Our new system will allow our students to train with state-ofthe art equipment, better preparing them for their clinical experience. It will also allow us to perform exposure experiments in our lab that will facilitate the students’ understanding of the imaging process.”

The Radiography Program is a regional program sponsored by Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) through a consortium agreement between the two institutions. HCTC admits 12 students and SKCTC admits 12 students to the Whitesburg Campus of SKCTC each fall.

Eighteen 2018 HCTC/ SKCTC radiography graduates took and passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists on their first attempt. In addition, all of graduates who have sought employment have secured positions in the field.

Preadmission conferences are going on now, and the deadline for admission is March 1. For more information, contact Astor Halcomb (SKCTC) at (606) 589-3310 or Astor. Halcomb@kctcs.edu or Homer Terry (HCTC) at (606) 487-3389 or Homer. Terry@kctcs.edu.

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