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Intro to radiologic technology

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German physicist who discovered x-rays
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
Date x-rays were discovered
Nov. 8, 1895
Length of first x-ray n of what?
15mins of wives hand
President of CCMC
Patrick Gavin
CCMC's administrative director of radiology
Sharon Dargay
DCMH's administrative director of radiology
Liz Robinson
Medical director of Radiology for CCMC
Dr. Joseph Stock
Medical director of Radiology for DCMH
Dr. Diliberto
Responsibilities of the Administrative Director of Radiology
-participates in medical staff activities, establishes a working relationship w/ medical staff, developed medical procedures, quality n appropriateness of radiology services, advises on equipment needs, purchases n utilizations, keeps department operational in a set financial budget.
Chief technologist of CCMC
Janet Henderson
Chief technologist of DCMH
Kathy Christy
Out patient supervisor at DCMH
Joanne Reid
Primary role of Radiographer
one who makes x-ray images
Diagnostic Radiology
use of xray technology to determine cause of pt symptoms.
Cat Scan
Radiographic cross sectional electronically created image using a small beam of radiation
Ultrasound
Deep structures of the body are imaged by recording the reflections or echoes of sound waves directed in the tissues
Nuclear medicine
Diagnosis of disease by the administration of a radiographic material (isotope)
Mammography
X-ray of the breast
MRI
a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images that distinguish among different types of soft tissue; allows us to see structures within the brain
Special procedures
Radiographic evaluation of the circulatiry system. use of contrast media to study areas such as the vascular and nervous systems (IR)
Radiation therapy
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance, using high doses of ionizing radiation.
Pet Scan
Positromemission Tomography utilizes an injection of a radio nuclide combined w/ sugar. Used often w/ CT. Used for cancer staging.
Computed Radiology
Digital image stored on an imaging plate rather than film. Images then transfer via computer
Direct radiography
Converts x-ray directly into a digital image. No imaging plate necessary.
PACS
Picture archive communication system where you house all the digital images.
Radiographic technology
We aide physicians in their efforts to diagnose n treat disease by providing them w/ timely n reliable info from radiographic exams. Provide radiology services to meet the patients needs conveniently and professionally.