Scientific Papers & Exhibits

Student members are an integral part of the WSRT and therefore, a significant part of the Annual Conference is dedicated to them. The WSRT sponsors annual student paper and exhibit competitions as well as the annual student bowl competition.

Please note that participants MUST be a WSRT member by application deadline

Scientific Paper Requirements

Eligibility:

  • There are two divisions for consideration, one for Radiologic Technologists and one for Radiologic technology students.
  • Current member of the WSRT

Paper:

  • The subject matter of the paper must be related to the radiologic sciences.
  • All papers must be original.  (In the recipient’s own words)
  • The body of all papers will be a minimum of _8_ pages with a maximum of _15_ pages. (Not including title page, abstract, reference page, or appendices)
  • The abstract will be a one-paragraph description of the contents of the paper. It contains the title, and briefly describes the background, methods used (if applicable), findings, and conclusions in 100 words or less.
  • The paper must follow either APA, MLA or AMA guidelines.
  • The body/running head of the paper must contain no evidence of the author’s identity, i.e., name, name of educational institution, name of medical institutions associated with, photographs, reference to instructors and/or physicians.
  • Manuscript rights will remain with the author. WSRT may publish any and all paper entries in the WSRT Cowboy Cathode and/or on the WSRT website.

All items must be submitted to the Education for Students chairperson by July 1. Any items postmarked after the deadline and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scientific Papers

This competition is available to current students and Radiologic Technologists.  This paper should be pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences and be between eight (8) and fifteen (15) pages in length.

Scientific Exhibit Competition Requirements

Eligibility

  • There are two divisions for consideration, one for Radiologic Technologists and one for Radiologic technology students.
  • A current member of the WSRT by application deadline

Scientific Exhibit Guidelines:

  • The exhibit must be of sufficient size to place on a standard six by two foot conference table or similar area.
  • Scientific Exhibits may be investigational or informational pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences and will be judged equally. A five (5) to ten (10) page length written explanation of the exhibit must also accompany the poster.
    • The following must be included on an investigational display:
      • Research question or purpose of the exhibit
      • Data collection/procedures
      • Findings
      • Conclusion
      • References (excluding any institution-specific)
    • The following must be included on an informational display:
      • Title
      • Purpose
      • Findings
      • Suggestion/Conclusions
  • The name of the school/program must not be identified on the exhibit.
  • An example of the original data and brief descriptions of the method of collection, reference list (including any excluded from the display), and purpose of the exhibit must be included in a paper attached to the back of the poster
  • The exhibit must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s).
  • Prizes will be awarded per scientific exhibit.

All items must be submitted to the Education for Students chairperson by July 1. Any items postmarked after the deadline and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scientific Exhibits

Scientific Exhibits may be investigative or informational pertinent to any medical topic relevant to the radiologic sciences and will be judged equally. A five (5) to ten (10) page length written explanation of the exhibit must also accompany the poster.

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