PBSC Professor To Lead Radiologic Science Association

Michael Latimer, an associate professor at Palm Beach State College, has been installed as president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the world’s largest radiologic science association.

Latimer teaches medical imaging at Palm Beach State’s radiography associate in science degree program, which prepares students for careers as radiologic technologists — the healthcare professionals who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy.

The program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and is based at the college’s Palm Beach Gardens campus.

Latimer, a resident of Palm Beach Gardens, will serve one term as president and one term as chairman of ASRT’s board of directors. His term began after the conclusion of the 2016 ASRT Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 24-26, in Las Vegas. He has previously served as the organization’s vice president and secretary-treasurer.

“It’s something that I’ve been working toward for a long time,” Latimer said. “When I first came into the profession in 1987, I never imagined that I would be in the position that I find myself in today. Being a member of the ASRT has given me much more than I could ever imagine. I want to pay it forward and improve the ASRT and our profession.”

ASRT represents more than 153,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. Its mission is to advance and elevate the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.

ABOVE: Michael Latimer