ASRT funds new research of computer-based educational tools at academic medical centers

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced Monday, Dec. 18, that the ASRT Foundation has awarded a research grant of nearly $10,000 to Tanya M. Custer, MS, to study the role of e-modules—computer-based educational tools that typically last 10-15 minutes—in imaging education.

Custer, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, is the latest ASRT member to receive one of the organization’s exclusive grants.

“We are delighted to fund this important research, which will provide valuable data for academic medical centers,” said Steven J. Hardy, MS, executive vice president of the ASRT Foundation, in a prepared statement. “Because of the generous support of donors, this study will add to our scientific body of knowledge and help advance the profession. It shows the deep commitment our donors have to the medical imaging and radiation therapy community.”

The study will cover education taking place at three academic medical centers: UNMC, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Rush University in Chicago.

More information on the ASRT Foundation is available on the ASRT’s website.