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Cat Scan Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No. 2851

ARRT Registered Radiologic and Certified MRI Technologist with 19 years of progressive experience in professional radiological and medical settings. Broad knowledge of all radiological subdivisions that include X-rays, CAT scan, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Special Procedures, Pain Management Procedures, Operating room and 7 years of supervisor  experience.

Vast extensive knowledge and utilization of Philips, Fuji and Kodak Packs. Have been requested several times to assist with troubleshooting and problem solving of aforementioned operational systems.

Accurate, precise, dedicated and self motivated; able to set effective priorities to achieve immediate and long term goals and meet operational deadlines. Well developed interpersonal and communication skills, work well under high pressure environment.

Eager and willing to learn advanced techniques to implement on current radiologic protocols.

Committed to providing high-quality radiologic services and catering to patients needs during exams.

Proficient user in radiology management and hospital information system.

Work Experience

8/10/99 - Present,  A hospital located in New York, New York
MRI/CT Technologist

Perform MRI and CT in professional environment for outpatients, inpatients and ER patients such as neuro, cardiac and body scans.

Protocol MRI and CT examinations according to the patient's pathological information.

Perform and maintain daily QA/QC tests.

CT Scanners: CT Philips Brilliance 16 multi slice, Philips Pet/CT, Philips Gemini, and Spect/CT Philips Precedence.

MRI scanners: Philips Achieva 3.0 T X-series, GE 1.5 T and Hitachi 1.5 Echelon.

10/09/89 - 1/13/07
Hospital for Special Surgery
Multi Modality Radiologic Technologist

Perform multi tasks throughout the Radiology Department, special procedures, nuclear medicine, operating room, CT.

Perform QA/QC for radiology equipment.

Troubleshooter for special procedures on fluoroscopy equipments/exams.

Assess daily special procedures examinations.

OR Trauma and Special Procedures team member, responsible for obtaining high quality radiographs for diagnostic purposes.

Nuclear medicine cross trained, responsible for monitoring radiation levels on radioisotopes delivered to the department and thru the hospital.

Knowledgeable in preparing radioisotopes for bone scan examinations.

Responsible for obtaining the correct radioisotopes and quantities for different types of procedures. Worked independently performing nuclear medicine scans.

Responsible to teach new radiologic technologists coming aboard to the radiology department in the areas that it needed to be trained such as the OR and special procedures.

7/1997 - 5/2003
Hospital for Special Surgery
Lead/Supervisor CT Technologist

Assisted and worked side by side with doctors and assisted physicians with special procedures examinations such as biopsies, intra articular injections, research studies, etc

Close interactions with hospital personnel and in/out patient's regarding individual needs.

Implemented new computer data and CT protocols to suit the department's needs.

Monitored all patient's examinations. Entered/processed patient's data for all computers records.

Require in-depth knowledge of all special exams, bookings inpatient/outpatient computer programs protocol, patient relations, all aspects of Radiology Department.

Ran daily and monthly diagnostic  QA tests and handle troubleshooting.

Maintained files, charts and reports on work progress and inspections.

Maintained examination room inspections, investigated and reported any malfunctions found on the premises.

Inventory responsibilities and accordingly ordered medical supplies for the Radiology Department.

10/1998 - 5/2003
New York Presbyterian Hospital
CT Technologist

Performed CT examinations in the Emergency Room radiology department and for the inpatient CT department.

I accommodated the outpatient CT department to cover days when the help was needed at the time. CT scanners: GE High Advantage and Light Speed.

11/1993 - 9/1996
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
CT Technologist

Performed a variety of CT examinations for in and out patients.

5/1991 - 11/1993
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Radiologic Technologist

Performed and provided x-ray examinations and portable radiographs for in/out patients.

Education

1986 - 1989,  Hostos Community College, New York
Associate Arts and Science  (AAS) / Radiology Technology
Completed and graduated from an intensive radiology technology program.

1993, Long Island University, New York
Magnetic Resonance Imaging  Program
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification

1991 - 1994,Hunter College, New York
Pre-Med Program

License/Certification/Professional Organizations

ARRT
ASRT
CPR Certification
MRI Certification
New York State Health Department License

Languages

Spanish
Italian

References

Available Upon Request


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