medical imaging program is getting her a step closer to doing just that for a living.
favorite aspect of the program is I take all my required classes with
other medical imaging students,” Hackenberg said. “This allowed me to
create relationships with other students who have the same interests and
goals as me. Everybody encouraged one another to always do their best!”
fall Hackenberg began her 18-month clinical experience at Geisinger
Medical Center in Danville, which will complete her requirements for a
bachelor’s in medical imaging. The next step will be sitting for the
national registry exams.
“Geisinger was my chosen clinical option,
because it’s the top hospital site in the area I live and is well known
for their School of Radiologic Technologies,” Hackenberg said.
“Geisinger has a good learning atmosphere for students and will help me
grow in this career!”
Hackenberg added, “I’m most looking forward
to being able to learn hands-on and finally being able to apply the
information I learned in classes to real-life situations while in my
clinical program. Instead of sitting in classes five days a week, I’ll
be out in the hospital interacting with patients and other
Medical imaging technologists are allied health
professionals with expertise in operating imaging equipment and
preparing patients for various diagnostic and treatment procedures.
Specialties may include radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography,
radiation therapy, cardiovascular technology, magnetic resonance
imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and
“Bloomsburg University has prepared me for my
clinical by requiring challenging classes and having a great learning
atmosphere,” said Hackenberg, adding after her clinical she plans to
like to get certified in other concentrations like mammography and
MRI/CT. “One specific way BU prepares medical imaging majors is giving
us the opportunity to be involved with an internship. Being a part of
this showed me what being a radiologic technologist is like and allowed
me to apply all the information I learned in classes to real life