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Lake Regional Radiologic Techs Make More Blankets for Cancer Patients

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured are, left to right, Kari Hartema, CHAA; Mandy Bargfrede, RT(R)(M); Rogetta Meyer, RT(R)(M)(BD); Julie Wiethaupt, RT(R)(CT)(MR); Kristy Wood, RT(R)(M); Peggy Vlasis; Kim Gericke; Linda Smith; and Kevin Wyrick, RT(R)(CT)(CNMT). Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured are, left to right, Kari Hartema, CHAA; Mandy Bargfrede, RT(R)(M); Rogetta Meyer, RT(R)(M)(BD); Julie Wiethaupt, RT(R)(CT)(MR); Kristy Wood, RT(R)(M); Peggy Vlasis; Kim Gericke; Linda Smith; and Kevin Wyrick, RT(R)(CT)(CNMT).

National Radiologic Technology Week is Nov. 4–10. Every year, Lake Regional radiologic technologists celebrate this week with a project to make blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Hospital and community volunteers support this effort, which annually provides more than 100 blankets to Cancer Center patients.

“We feel blessed to provide warmth and comfort to members of our community during such a difficult time in their lives,” says Kristy Wood, RT(R)(M).

Lake Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging department is staffed by more than 80 employees who perform approximately 100,000 procedures annually. Many of the radiologic technologists have worked for the hospital for more than 20 years and have witnessed the growth of the department and rapid advances in imaging technology. Just this fall, Lake Regional Imaging Center began providing 3-D mammograms.

Specialties in the field of radiologic technology include breast imaging and digital mammography; computed tomography (CT) scan; cardiac and peripheral interventional procedures; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); nuclear medicine; radiation therapy; bone density scans; and general diagnostic radiology.

For more information about Lake Regional Diagnostic Imaging, visit www.lakeregional.com/imaging.

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