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Students Score in National Radiology Tournament
Trio Takes First, Second and Fourth Places
February 11, 2012
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From left Tommy Le, Chris Letrong and Alex Giftai.
From left Tommy Le, Chris Letrong and Alex Giftai.
Out of more than 300 competitors, Foothill College Radiologic Technology Program students Chris Letrong, Alex Giftai and Tommy Le placed first, second and fourth, respectively, in the student tournament at the national Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiological Technology Conference in Nevada last week. The tournament featured student competitors from radiology programs across the country. Contestants were judged on their ability to correctly answer registry-related questions on radiation physics, radiation protection, patient care, positioning, pathology, contrast media reactions and venipuncture. The winning Foothill students were awarded monetary prizes for their victories. Letrong, who placed first, will graduate from Foothill's Radiologic Technology Program in June. Giftai, who also serves as a tutor for her fellow radiologic technology students, captured second place honors. First-year student Le, who has completed just one quarter in the rigorous program, was especially applauded for his impressive deductive reasoning skills. Last year, two Foothill students placed second and third in the prestigious national competition. Foothill's Radiologic Technology Program teaches students the science of combining advanced technology and human compassion. Upon completion of the program and licensure, students are able to use their knowledge of physics, human anatomy and physiology to create permanent medical images for the diagnosis of disease. For more information about Foothill's Radiologic Technology Program, call or e-mail Health Career Training Coordinator Kerry West at or (650) 949-7538.
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