The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System has received a $1,000 grant from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to purchase books focusing on medical imaging and radiation therapy.

The grant program is part of National Radiologic Technology Week, an annual event that recognizes the vital work of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals across the nation, according to Jay Stephens, library director.

The celebration takes place each year during the week that includes Nov. 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. This year’s event takes place Nov. 3-9.

As part of the grant program, libraries across the United States will have book displays dedicated to medical imaging and radiation therapy during National Radiologic Technology Week.

Albuquerque-based ASRT is the world’s largest radiologic science organization, representing more than 300,000 radiologic technologists, the professionals who perform medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.

More than 200 libraries in all 50 states have received funding through this grant program. The program is part of ASRT’s ongoing commitment to educate the public about radiologic technologists’ role on the health care team, patient safety measures and the science behind medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures.