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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It’s very rare for a patient to come to Rush for any diagnosis and not to have some type of imaging — whether it be very straightforward and common tests like a chest X-ray or some of the very specialized exams that we do here at Rush, like a dedicated liver MRI [magnetic resonance imaging] or a cardiac MRI. So that was the appeal of radiology. It was the chance to participate in all of the different areas of care at the same time and not to really have to limit myself to one part of the body or to one disease process.
I get to see when a patient responds to therapy. And I get to feel that personal success as well, because I know that it’s a case that’s been successfully treated.
Working at a large medical center like Rush that has the type of advanced resources to make the radiology and keep it up to date. We really get to be on the cutting edge of radiology, and we use those techniques every single day.