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.
two medical professionals read electroneurodiagnostic printout

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. COPD is a long-term disease that makes it hard to breathe and is primarily caused by smoking, although it can also be caused by many factors, including asthma and chronic bronchitis. Currently, there are 16.4 million Americans living with COPD, and in 2018, 156,045 people died from this disease.

Radiology reviews backlit x-ray scans

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.

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.