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    Judy Zakutny

    High Tech, High Touch - the Truth about Radiologic Technologists

    Global Impact: Rebecca Rock, RN and SABM CFO talks with HPI about two roles across two countries

    From Lab Trend Visionary to Dark Group CEO: HPI connects with the Founder and Editor of the Dark Report, Robert Michel

    Two Imaging Leaders, Two Systems, One Outcome: Communication

    From Communication Strength to Just in Time Reopening at MGH A conversation with Dr. James Brink, Chief of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital

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    Buried Blessings: Pandemic perspective from Tom Strauss, CEO at Sisters of Charity Health System

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    Pivoting in a Pandemic: How a U.S. 3D printing manufacturer is helping healthcare in its time of need

    Mara G. Aspinall: Diagnostic evangelist educating the world on the power of diagnostics today

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    The Importance of Agility in Your Lab

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    From Finding Problems to Saving Lives: The Evolution of Interventional Radiology

    Identifying the Potential with AI in Radiology with Dr. Chung

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    Reviewing Your Patient Financial Journey with Melody W. Mulaik, President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies

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    There are many misconceptions about Radiologic Technologists. One misconception is that we are button pushers who just take x-rays. The truth is we are health care professionals highly skilled in obtaining the exact imaging needed for a multitude of exams and procedures in such areas as X-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, and interventional radiology. Radiologists and referring providers rely on the accuracy of these images to make proper diagnoses for the health and wellbeing of patients.

    Our training includes the areas of physics, anatomy, physiology, radiation safety and patient positioning. In addition to a full class schedule, we are required to put in more than 2000 clinical training hours, bolstering our hands-on experience. Our role as technologists requires excellent communication and organizational skills. The job can be physically and emotionally demanding which necessitates qualities of compassion, empathy, and approachability.

    Radiologic Technologists are a friendly face to the scared and nervous patient, keeping them informed and comfortable in uncertain and sometimes frightening situations. We are a proud profession that play a vital role in patient care and we take that role very seriously.

    With the constant demand for qualified technologists, becoming a certified Radiologic Technologist provides many career opportunities. Being able to work across the country in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices is one such opportunity. Within the hospital setting, you can choose to work in a rural, acute care, or academic facility each providing their own clinical experiences.

    Another opportunity is obtaining advanced certifications in areas such as CT, Mammography, MRI, and Vascular Interventional radiography. Being certified in multiple modalities not only affords new learning experiences but makes us a more valuable resource with a highly sought-after skillset.

    In a profession where the learning is an ongoing opportunity and with the rapid advancements being made in the Imaging field, being a technologist puts us at the center of Imaging innovation. It’s exciting and rewarding to be taking part in this revolutionary technology that is leading to improved diagnoses and ultimately enhancing patient care.

    Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the important and vital role Radiologic Technologists play in patient care. As you can see our profession is definitely high tech and high touch.

    Proud to be a Radiologic Technologist!

     
    Judy Zakutny

    Judy Zakutny

    Imaging, Operations Manager