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National Radiologic Technology Week® Kicks Off Nov. 2

​Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for the nation’s radiologic technologists. To recognize the vital work of its graduates and current students, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week® Nov. 2-8, 2014.  National Radiologic ​Technology Week® was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979. The event is celebrated each year during the week of Nov. 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895. ​​ Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment and restore patient health. Radiologic technologists specialize in breast imaging, computed tomography, cardiac-interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy and general diagnostic radiology.​ ​COTC offers an assoicate of applied science degree in radiologic science technology. It is a two-year, five-semester program beginning in the summer session. For more information, interested persons are encouraged to attend an information meeting on Nov, 10 at 10 am or Dec. 10 at 2 pm at COTC's Newark campus. Program overview and RSVP is available online at http://www.cotc.edu/Academics/Pages/Radiological-Science-Technology.aspx. Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.