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ASRT Names Library in Honor of Philip Ballinger

Dec 02, 2014
Philip Ballinger, Ph.D., R.T.(R), FAEIRS, FASRT, has received the naming rights for the Philip W. Ballinger Museum Library as part of the ASRT Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration campaign, “Positioning for a Brighter Tomorrow.”

Dr. Ballinger’s six-figure donation is the largest donation received by the Foundation since the campaign launched in June 2014. The funds raised for this multimillion dollar campaign will be used to develop scholarships, grants and other programs for radiologic technology educators, students and clinical personnel.

The Philip W. Ballinger Museum Library is part of the ASRT Museum and Archives, which is scheduled to open in June 2015 at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The reference library features radiology literature, textbooks and historical information about the radiologic technology profession. In addition, it includes state-of-the-art audio/video conferencing capabilities.

During his 50-year career, Dr. Ballinger has worked as a radiographer and educator and has served on numerous ASRT committees and task forces. In addition, he has written and edited 29 radiologic technology textbooks, most notably Merrill’s Atlas of Radiographic Positions & Radiologic Procedures. Additionally, he developed five medical imaging apps for smartphones and computer tablets. He currently serves as a professor emeritus at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Known for his contributions to the radiologic technology profession, Dr. Ballinger said donating to the celebration campaign was a natural next step in his career. “For those who have made a career in the radiologic technology profession, it’s natural to want to give back and I’m thrilled that my contribution will help advance the ASRT and support the future leaders of our great profession.”

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