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Each year, National Radiologic Technology Week commemorates the discovery of the x-ray and the valuable contributions it has made to healthcare. To celebrate, New England Urgent Care Director Dr. Michael Gutman chose the best x-ray taken so far this year at its clinics. New England Urgent Care X-ray Technicians submitted their most interesting case for review. Nicolette M. (R) (ARRT) took the winning image of a wrist fracture (shown) at its Enfield clinic.

All of New England Urgent Care’s four clinics throughout central Connecticut are equipped with high-quality, state-of-the-art radiologic imaging systems in specially designed rooms. “Some other providers tout their ‘mobile’ x-ray equipment, which is a less-expensive option. However, we found that image quality is often sacrificed for mobility. Plus, there’s a greater risk of unintentional radiation exposure to patients and staff if the equipment is not contained to a safe area, which is why we chose our imaging systems,” explains Gutman.

Nicolette was awarded with a gift card and trophy. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree from the University of Hartford, specializing in MRI. New England Urgent Care Lead X-Ray Techician Luci Mastrangeli added, “This was a lot of fun and a great way to highlight the contributions x-ray technology has made to the medical field. We had so many interesting cases! We look forward to doing to again next year.”

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists founded National Radiologic Technology Week to recognize the contributions the x-ray has made since its discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895.

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