FMX is continuing to celebrate frontline workers, medical professionals, essential employees and more who are serving the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

This time, our local rock star is Peggy Lopez. She was nominated for some much-deserved recognition by David Lopez.

Peggy is a radiological technologist at University Medical Center in Lubbock. That sounds super-fancy. So fancy that we had to look it up on The Google to find out exactly what it means and what Peggy does to make a difference.

According to this website, "Radiologic technologists are the health care professionals who perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and computed tomography (CT) scans. Some of them specialize in specific techniques such as cardiovascular-interventional radiography, mammography or sonography."

The site goes on to explain that radiologic technologists ensure a patient is correctly positioned so a proper x-ray image is produced for radiologists to review for a diagnosis. So to say what they do is important would be a massive understatement.

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this also means Peggy is working on the frontlines even if she isn't necessarily dealing with COVID-19 patients directly. You can tell by the picture above she's still taking precautions at the hospital to protect her own health and the health of her patients.

"Peggy and her coworkers are on the frontline of being exposed to the COVID-19, as well as being exposed to germs and radiation," Mr. Lopez writes. "By the way, they do clean up good before and after seeing all patients."

Thank you, Peggy, for all you do for the Lubbock community. We truly appreciate your work and dedication.

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