Radiation Therapy Students Present at CART Annual Meeting and Student Scholar Bowl
Saint Louis University Radiation Therapy students recently represented SLU in the Chicago Area Radiation Therapists Annual Meeting and Student Scholar Bowl which was held in Chicago April 26-27.
Carrie Smith and Emily Daugherty represented SLU in the Student Scholar Bowl.
Six students presented research posters:
- Caitlyn Brinkmann, Benefits of Prone Breast Treatments
- Emily Daugherty, 18F -FDG -PET/CT in Assessment of Patients with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
First Place and cash award
- Emily Kraner, Intraoperative Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer
- Carrie Pruett, Comparison of Metastatic Bone Treatments: Radiopharmaceuticals Versus External Radiation Therapy
- Carrie Smith, Proton Therapy: For the Treatment of Pediatric Medulloblastoma
Second Place and cash award
- Kara Zimmer, Benefits of PET/CT Fusion for Radiation Oncology Treatment Planning
The Chicago Area Radiation Therapists was started in 1976 as a non-profit organization by a group of radiation therapists in the Chicago area. They started a society through continuing education, refresher courses in relevant subjects, representation of radiation therapists in other professional organizations and representation in special interest projects-such as development of state licensing laws for all radiation users. Today, CART offers four meetings, with more than 13 continuing education credits per year and offers speaking engagements from physicians, physicists, therapists, nurses, social workers, dosimetrists and other public health officials. For more information, see chicagotherapists.com/.
The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics also had more than 21 presentations and won 12 awards at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Conference. See more at slu.edu/doisy/medical-imaging-and-radiation-therapy-impresses-at-annual-snmmi-conference.
For more information on the Radiation Therapy Program see MIRT.SLU.EDU.