Interviews & Features
National Radiologic Technology Week – An Interview with ASRT President Kristi MooreOctober 21, 2021
Radiologic technology has come a long way since the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on November 8, 1895. That discovery, hailed as a medical miracle, led to a chain of innovations that have changed the face of modern medicine: from mobile chest x-rays to CT scans to MRIs and 3D mammograms.
Of all the allied health professions, perhaps none is as versatile as the medical assistant. Cross-trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties, medical assistants work alongside physicians and other health professionals, most often in outpatient or ambulatory settings.
October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM), an annual event to promote awareness of diagnostic medical ultrasound as a healthcare tool and profession.
A Spotlight on Respiratory Therapy: How RT Education & Practice are EvolvingSeptember 20, 2021
Because of the significant role that RCPs (also known as respiratory therapists, or RTs) have played during the Covid-19 crisis, the significance of their role in critical care has gained more attention. And members of the RT community feel that it’s about time.
Building a Career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Interview with Dr. Hamad GhazleSeptember 17, 2021
Dr. Hamad Ghazle, the Director of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), discusses his passion for ultrasound technology and student success, the importance of motivation, and how his passion and motivation have propelled him into a fulfilling and enduring career researching, practicing, and teaching sonography.
Advanced Pharmacy Technician Roles: A Discussion with Program Director Stephanie O’BryanSeptember 16, 2021
There is a growing need for pharmaceutical services and employees, largely fueled by increased demand for prescription medications. The role of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow especially quickly. Pharmacy technicians play an important role in pharmacy operations, distinct from the role of a pharmacist.
Healthcare Training Simulations: The Evolution of This Useful TechnologySeptember 15, 2021
The Eisenberg Award for Individual Achievement recognizes Dr. David Gaba’s unique contributions to medicine and healthcare quality through the use of mannequin-based simulation and unique protocols to reduce human error in hospitals.
Expanding Access to Dialysis Technicians for Home-Based CareSeptember 14, 2021
Despite the health benefits and convenience of being able to perform dialysis treatments at home, the percentage of dialysis patients in the U.S. that do the treatment at home compared to in-center is still very small. More than 90 percent of patients undergoing maintenance dialysis use conventional in-center hemodialysis, as opposed to home-based dialysis. Compared to other areas of the world, the U.S. is behind.
MARCA: Interview with a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist On Medicare DisbursementsAugust 26, 2021
Medicine and treatments used to treat cancers with radiation fall under the category of nuclear medicine. A number of Medicare recipients often experience difficulty when making claims under their coverage for certain nuclear medicine treatments.
Nursing isn’t the only healthcare career that requires less time in school than becoming a physician or surgeon and still pays a decent wage. Different kinds of medical technicians and technologists receive higher pay than you might think. For instance, certified surgical technologists (CSTs) make good money and are in high demand.