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Release: Feb. 22, 2002

Wessels completes computed tomography training at UI Hospitals and Clinics

A Dyersville native has graduated from the Program in Computed Tomography at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

April Wessels completed her training in computed tomography on Feb. 22. The six-month training session is an advanced post Radiologic Technology Educational program. The program accepts four students to begin training during each year. Wessels is the daughter of Bill and Betty Wessels of Dyersville.

UI Hospitals and Clinics first offered computed tomography training in 1996. Computed tomography (CT) is an advanced technology that produces cross-sectional images of targeted parts of the human anatomy using x-rays and computing. CT provides information on pathological conditions that are difficult to evaluate through conventional radiography alone. CT technologists work in various health care settings, from freestanding mobile clinics and major trauma centers to equipment sales and applications.

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