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Lake Regional Radiologic Techs Make More Blankets for Cancer Patients

Monday, November 2, 2020
Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured left to right are Katelynn Holdt, Anita Durfee, Jennifer Stadter, Casey Meier, Chastity Rapier, Courtney Upton and Linda Smith. Lake Regional Health System Diagnostic Imaging staff pose with handmade blankets for Lake Regional Cancer Center patients. Pictured left to right are Katelynn Holdt, Anita Durfee, Jennifer Stadter, Casey Meier, Chastity Rapier, Courtney Upton and Linda Smith.

National Radiologic Technology Week is Nov. 8–14. 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 chose health care careers because we want to help people,” said Patricia Franks, Radiology assistant manager at Lake Regional Health System. “It is our privilege to support our patients with warmth and comfort in such a difficult time in their lives.”

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 incredible advances in imaging technology.

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; ultrasound; and general diagnostic radiology.

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