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New Class of Rad Techs Graduate

BATON ROUGE, La. – Ten students recently graduated from Baton Rouge General’s School of Radiologic Technology (SORT), joining the hundreds of radiologic technologists who have completed BRG’s program since 1985. Radiologic technologists work in a wide variety of fields and are cross-trained in advanced technologies like CT, MRI, mammography, and heart catheterization and intervention.

During the December 1 pinning ceremony, the graduates received their diplomas after completing the two-year professional program in radiography in more than 17 clinical education settings and five areas of clinical specialty in addition to traditional radiography rotations.

After receiving their diplomas, graduates took the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam, with a 100% pass rate. BRG’s SORT graduates have exceeded the national average for pass rates, with a 92% average first time pass rate over the past 5 years, and has achieved a 100% rate 5 of the last 8 years.

The 2023 class has also received state-level awards at both the 2022 and 2023 Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (LSRT) Annual Meeting, including top 3 placements among student submissions. BRG SORT students Jessica Gautreau, Jesus Carias Jr., and Peyton Luneau also served as state-level representatives for LSRT’s Student Leadership and Development programs in 2022 and 2023.

Awards were presented to students during the ceremony:

  • Student Technologist of the Year and Magna Cum Laude Honor Graduate -- Jessica Gautreau
  • Clinical Excellence and Magna Cum Laude Honor Graduate – Victoria “Tory” Franklin
  • Service Award and Technologists Choice Award -- Edward Van Duzee

BRG SORT 2023 graduates:

Nancy Barlow

Victoria Rachel Belle

Jesus Antonio Carias Jr.

Victoria W. Franklin

Jessica A. Gautreau

Peyton Reed Luneau

Katie Kristean Nauta

Jamie Long Nguyen

Tamara Johnson Thomas

Edward Anthony Van Duzee

BRG’s SORT also provides continuing education for experienced imaging technologists. With three campuses, BRG serves a diverse population that provides an ideal setting for its robust medical education and training programs.

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About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.