Students' medical imaging research receives industry awards

Students' medical imaging research receives industry awards

CPIT third year Bachelor of Medical Imaging students took away the two top awards for the second year running at the recent New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology conference in Auckland.

Glenda Hagemann won in the poster section with her research project “How effective is the use of Computed Tomography to identify disease in ancient Egyptian mummies?” and Tamara O’Sullivan’s “Conservative treatment of calcium nephrolithiasis” (kidney stones) received first in the oral presentation. Each received a cash prize and a stand-out addition to their CV.

Tamara O'Sullivan and Glenda Hagemann.

The presented research was carried out as part of the students’ third year programme requirements, which also include a clinical placement. They were selected for the conference as a result of their outstanding research project marks.

The conference also provided an excellent opportunity for the two students to network with potential employers and to learn about the future direction of the medical imaging practice.