Interviews & Features

These medical technology features offer insights from seasoned professionals in the field through interviews and expert-written content. They explore issues within specific medical field communities, what to know before entering various careers, and valuable perspectives from contemporary leaders and professors.
medical assistant taking a patient's blood pressure

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.

ultrasound transducer probe

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM), an annual event to promote awareness of diagnostic medical ultrasound as a healthcare tool and profession.

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.

sonographer scanning a patient's thyroid

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.

pharmacy tech handing medication to patient

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.

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.

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.

medical assistant at keyboard

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.

doctor and nurse consult with dialysis patient

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.

Young scientists analyzing substances in laboratory

Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman who lived from 1920 to 1951. She has come to be known as the “mother of modern medicine,” though during her lifetime, she had no inkling of how great her impact on science—and society in general—would be.