Mercy College of Ohio Faculty Member Receives National Award


Quentin T. Moore, M.PH., was recognized by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) as a 2016 winner of the Jean I. Widger Distinguished Author Award and the Harold Silverman Distinguished Author Award, honoring the best of the peer-reviewed articles published in the ASRT journals during the past year.

Moore, who is director of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging and Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology programs for Mercy College of Ohio, earned the Widger award for his article, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Radiation Protection in Digital Radiography,” which was published in the September/October 2016 issue of Radiologic Technology.

Quentin T. Moore

His study aimed to determine which improvement approaches can be incorporated in digital radiography to ensure radiation protection practices are based on current equipment capabilities. Through a literature review, Moore found that the transition from film screen to digital radiography has resulted in confusion in applying appropriate techniques. Moore recommends that radiologic technologists and others working in medical imaging continually review and incorporate clinically effective research into practice. He argues that increasing interdisciplinary quality and implementing practice improvement projects will help facilities improve imaging practices. Moore’s study will hopefully inform other educators and healthcare professionals as they provide high quality care and training to those in the radiologic technology field.

For Mercy College students, faculty members like Moore are putting effective research into practice and providing the next generation of healthcare professionals with a strong foundation for success. Mercy College offers state of the art laboratory facilities and in-depth online learning across a multitude of healthcare programs.

Mercy College graduates choose from dozens – if not hundreds of unique settings and applications. Their education provides them with confidence to work in any healthcare setting. Mercy graduates are known for their ability to quickly start solving problems and making decisions for the greater good of those in need.

Mercy College of Ohio is a Catholic institution sponsored by Mercy Health with a campus in Toledo and a location in Youngstown, Ohio. It focuses on healthcare and health science programs in both on-campus and online formats. Mercy College offers a Master of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Healthcare Administration, Medical Imaging, and Nursing; Associate of Science degrees in General Studies, Health Information Technology, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology; and Credit Certificates in Community Health Worker, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Coding, Ophthalmic Technology, Paramedic and Polysomnographic Technology. More information is available at