Patient Simulators Help Save LivesThe new Rush Clinical Skills and Simulation Center uses sophisticated dummies to simulate real-world patient care — from serious heart conditions to the flu — for students and health care workers from Rush University Medical Center.
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Radiology, in particular, is very heavy technologically, and it’s constantly evolving. In a way, my job has become a lot more complex because the technology is so much more advanced with MRI [magnetic resonance imaging], CT [computed tomography], ultrasound. But it’s made our life a lot easier in that it’s easier to make diagnoses. You can get your answer faster, with less radiation, or less harm to the patient.
The thing that I really enjoy is obstetric ultrasound. There’s nothing like watching a fetus grow and develop inside the womb. We have 3 and 4D capabilities in ultrasound, and it’s an incredible bonding experience to have the mom and dad watch the fetus turning around, doing summersaults, sucking its thumb in utero.
I’ve always wanted to be a radiologist since I can remember. As a little girl I used to go with my dad — who was also a radiologist — I would go into his office on Saturdays, and he would show me the films. And I’ve always been a very visual person. I like looking at the images. I like figuring out problems, and it’s just sort of a natural thing I gravitated towards.