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Manchester Memorial Hospital & Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Radiographer Lee Page is also a professional advocate who works at multiple facilities as well as with the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists.

He was nominated as a Rising Star by University of Hartford Program Director Daniel DeMaio. Page is a recent graduate (2021) of the radiologic technology program at the University of Hartford. “He is absolutely destined for leadership at the very top of our profession! Mr. Page was an excellent student in our program and has quickly developed into a superb practicing technologist,” DeMaio wrote in the nomination. “But even more importantly, Mr. Page has been a staunch advocate for our profession from his very first days in a radiography classroom. He was honored as a member of the ASRT’s Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP) in 2020 and has already begun to put his leadership skills to work with the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT).”

“Last year, Mr. Page served as the co-chair of the CSRT’s Student Committee. In October of 2021, he was elected as secretary of the CSRT, and I am confident that he is just getting started! Mr. Page is also dedicated to becoming a radiologic sciences educator. He is currently enrolled at the University of Connecticut’s graduate school, pursuing a master’s degree in educational psychology. I cannot envision an individual who is more deserving to receive recognition as a ‘Rising Star’ in our profession. I am privileged to offer Mr. Lee Page my highest recommendation!”

ICE Magazine interviewed Page to find out more about this promising young professional.

Q: Where did you grow up? Or, where are you from?

A: Gales Ferry, Connecticut

Q: Where did you receive your imaging training/education? What degrees/certifications do you have?

A: University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science in radiologic technology

Q: How did you first decide to start working in imaging?

A: Upon completion of my Naval contract as a sonar technician on a ballistic missile submarine, I was looking to change careers into a more humanitarian role while keeping my technological background. My sister, Stephanie Gagnon, encouraged me to look into diagnostic imaging. She is a well-established MRI technologist and I am thankful to have her as an imaging mentor and friend.

Q: Why did you choose to get into this field?

A: My passion is helping people. While nuclear weapons have their place in serving one’s community, it did not give me the face-to-face interaction I desired.

Q: What do you like most about your position?

A: What I like most about my position is the patient interactions. In the emergency department, patients are coming to you in their worst state and it is our job as health care professionals to offer hope, in addition to high-quality medical imaging.

Q: What interests you the most about the imaging field?

A: What interests me the most about the imaging field is it perfectly marries my desire to help people and my technological curiosities.

Q: What has been your greatest accomplishment in your field thus far?

A: My greatest accomplishment in my field thus far has been the honor of being selected for the ASRT’s Student Leadership Development Program and elected to the board of directors for the CSRT. As well as, serving my community during a global pandemic.

Q: What goals do you have for yourself in the next 5 years?

A: I hope to complete my master’s degree in educational psychology with a concentration in research methods, measurements and evaluations to serve as a radiologic science educator.

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