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Open Lab provides the students of the Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging Department the opportunity outside regular class time to practice communicating effectively in a health care setting, and grants the students the freedom to craft critical thinking skills in a radiologic environment. Our research aims to analyze the correlation between hourly time spent in Open Lab, and its contributing factor to a student's overall Radiographic Procedures grade. The amount of time spent in Open Lab can additionally contribute to a student's grasp of didactic concepts, and their integration into the clinical setting. Additional time spent in the laboratory can demonstrate a student's ability to visualize structures radiographically as well as demonstrate a student’s positioning plan to acquire a diagnostic image. Analyzation of data collected will show how Open Lab has helped imaging students to understand the didactic component of positioning and integrate it into their lab practical performance progressively. A gradual improvement can be shown as students' positioning and imaging will reflect during lab practical examinations. Data accumulated is essential in showing how Open Lab truly aids in the development of that student into an ARRT Registered Radiologic Technologist. It is of utmost importance as newly accepted students have minimal exposure to unfamiliar radiologic content and equipment knowledge that results from the span of Two years spent in the Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging program at New York City College of Technology.


This poster was presented at the 36th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, May 5, 2022. Mentor: Prof. Zoya Vinokur (Radiologic Technology).



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