Gov. Jack Markell signed a proclamation designating Nov. 6-12 as Radiation Protection Week.

Gov. Jack Markell signed a proclamation designating Nov. 6-12 as Radiation Protection Week.

The signing occurred at Delaware Technical Community College’s Jack F. Owens Campus in Georgetown. The occasion preceded an annual student-run radiologic technology open house where students demonstrated their knowledge of medical x-ray imaging equipment and procedures at seven stations. DTCC offers its two-year radiologic technology associate degree program at its Owens and Wilmington campuses. Students are educated to achieve national credentials in radiologic technology, nuclear medicine technology and dental assisting.

The event also celebrated a trio of anniversaries: the 50th anniversary of the college, the 40th anniversary of the Authority on Radiation Protection and the 30th anniversary of the Radiologic Technology Program at the Owens Campus.

The Division of Public Health’s Office of Radiation Control collaborates with the Authority on Radiation Protection and many disciplines throughout the practice community to enhance radiation safety, improve health outcomes and promote quality of life for all Delawareans. ORC inspects radiation facilities to ensure that x-ray equipment is operated by qualified staff. The ORC registers facilities that use radioactive materials, registers radiation service providers and issues certificates for administering radiation to human patients by qualifying medical and dental radiation technologists and technicians.

For more information, call 744-4546 or visit deradiationprotection.org or dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/orc.html.