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Mercy College Faculty Member Receives National Award
Quentin T. Moore, M.PH., was recognized by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) as a 2016 winner of the Jean I. Widger Distinguished Author Award honoring the best of the peer-reviewed articles published in the ASRT journals during the past year.
Quentin, who is director of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging and Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology programs for Mercy College, earned the Widger award for his article, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Radiation Protection in Digital Radiography," which was published in the September/ October 2016 issue of Radiologic Technology.
His study aimed to determine which improvement approaches can be incorporated in digital radiography to ensure radiation protection practices are based on current equipment capabilities. He performed a literature review to understand how radiation protection, quality improvement, evidence-based practice and interdisciplinary approaches come into play with digital radiography. He found that the transition from film screen to digital radiography has resulted in confusion in applying appropriate techniques and abiding by the as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) concept. Thus, Moore recommends radiologic technologists and others working in medical imaging continually review and incorporate clinically e ective research into practice. He argues that increasing interdisciplinary quality and implementing practice improvement projects will help facilities achieve radiation-based benchmarks to improve imaging practices.