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Expert ID: 735615 Virginia, USA

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I have worked in Radiology for 25 years. I started as an X-ray tech and have specialized in Computed Tomography (CT) since 1996. I am also a clinical Radiation Safety educator for CT. I well skilled and knowledgeable in best and safe practice for CT including IV contrast administration and CT radiation dose. I have also extensive experience with pediatric CT.

25 years of experience as a Registered Radiological Technologist and CT Tech. Unique and valuable leadership experience as a service member in the To coordinate, operate, develop and administer assigned functions of the Imaging Safety and Compliance Program which includes: clinical radiation safety program, ACR Accreditation, and imaging regulatory compliance. Assist in the education, monitoring, evaluation and controlling radiological and non-radiological imaging health and safety initiatives in clinical practice settings which requires specialized knowledge of Federal and Virginia state laws, regulations, imaging safety, and radiation safety principles. Educates users of ionizing radiation producing equipment and non-ionizing radiation producing equipment. Organizes, delivers and/or coordinates lecture presentations electronically, in person and/or lab-style demonstrations to faculty and staff. Performs "student" observations, evaluations and skill testing. U.S.Army and the combination of its civilian counterparts as a CT Supervisor in both community hospitals and a Level 1 trauma academic center. I have a total of eight years professional background in the U. S. Army, specializing in supervising, counseling, strategic planning, hospital information systems, clinical and classroom education and policy development. Involved with policy creation and implementation. Work closely with PEDS Radiologist to create and implement Pediatric Protocols throughout the VCU Health System. Involved with protocol development with Radimetrics Platform.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nation wide - Richmond, VA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1999 Degree: BHS Subject: Health Science Institution: LockHaven University
Year: 1992 Degree: AHS Subject: Radiology Institution: Pennsylvania college of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Clinical Radiation Science Educator Department: Clinical Radiation Safety Office Responsibilities: To coordinate, operate, develop and administer assigned functions of the Imaging Safety and Compliance Program which includes: clinical radiation safety program, ACR Accreditation, and imaging regulatory compliance. Assist in the education, monitoring, evaluation and controlling radiological and non-radiological imaging health and safety initiatives in clinical practice settings which requires specialized knowledge of Federal and Virginia state laws, regulations, imaging safety, and radiation safety principles. Educates users of ionizing radiation producing equipment and non-ionizing radiation producing equipment. Organizes, delivers and/or coordinates lecture presentations electronically, in person and/or lab-style demonstrations to faculty and staff. Performs "student" observations, evaluations and skill testing.
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: VCU Health Title: Peds CT Tech Clin IV Department: Responsibilities: Serve as a role model for accountability to other technologist in the department and provide leadership in the absence of the manager. Performed job activities independently and was a resource to the team. Worked closely with Pediatric Radiologist in identifying the need and creating new scanning protocols for new ways of identifying pathologies in infants and toddlers.


Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: VCU Health Systems Title: CT Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: Responsible and accountable for the daily clinical operation of the CT Department by ensuring the highest level of operational excellence while practicing safety, efficient, high quality and cost effective care. To ensure that all procedures are performed by qualified and competent staff that are of the highest quality achievable and follow the radiation safety principles of ALARA, and ACR Guidelines for imaging practices. Involved with policy creation and implementation. Work closely with PEDS Radiologist to create and implement Pediatric Protocols throughout the VCU Health System. Involved with protocol development with Radimetrics Platform.
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: Bon Secours Saint Mary’s Hospital Title: Lead CT Technologist Department: Responsibilities: Responsible and accountable for the daily clinical operation of the CT Department by ensuring the highest level of operational excellence while practicing safety, efficient, high quality and cost effective care. To ensure that all procedures are performed by qualified and competent staff that are of the highest quality achievable and follow the radiation safety principles of ALARA, and ACR Guidelines for imaging practices.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging Title: Clinical Coordinator Department: Responsibilities: Overseeing the clinical education and rotation components of the School of Medical Imaging. Formulating the student clinical rotation schedule and scheduling clinical rotations to correlate with didactic instruction. Collaborating with the program director on devising and implementing strategies for the monitoring and evaluation of student performance in the clinical setting. Evaluating effectiveness and equity of all clinical rotations, and assuring appropriate supervision levels in the clinic. Serving as program liaison, resource, and mentor for each clinical site and for site instructors. Proficient in curriculum development, supervision, instruction, evaluation, counseling and delivering classroom instruction of various radiography courses.

Years: 2003 to 2010 Employer: HCA – HDH Parham campus/ CJW Medical Center Title: Staff CT Technologist/ Radiologic Technologist Department: Responsibilities: Perform CT scans following department protocols for out-patient, in-patient, and ER patient settings. Participated in training others as well as expanding my continuing education. Showing shift flexibility including holiday and weekend call. Improved my skills by learning and efficiently performing CT Angiography/Cardiac CTA.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: 121 General Hospital Title: CT Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: Executed and established policies and standards on the performance and training of 10 personnel. Responsible for establishing new standard CT operating procedures throughout the Republic of Korea. Ensured the administrative, operational, and functional activities of CT were met. Ensured regulatory compliance regarding policies and standards. Assisted with JCAHO preparation. Improved CT schedule backlog, reducing from 31 to 0 days in a 2-month period. Developed new S.O.P. for 42 detailed CT procedures dramatically increasing patient’s safety and care. Conducted inspections to ensure soldiers were confident in their ability to support the Radiology Mission. Conducted training for the hospital and 168th Medical Battalion Soldiers on CT imaging. Maintained the CT imaging equipment and its facility maintenance program in a high state of repair. Facilitated transition phase for a new CT Department.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Winn Army Community Hospital Title: CT Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: Executed an established policies and standards on the performance and training of 14 personnel. Provided administrative and managerial guidance to the CT Department. Responsible for establishing a standard operating procedure for all CT personnel, both civilian and military. Prepared CT Department for JCAHO survey led to a zero finding. Conducted inspections to ensure soldiers were confident in their ability to support the Radiology mission. Maintained the CT imaging equipment and its facility maintenance program in a high state of repair.
Years: 1993 to 1999 Employer: DuBois Regional Medical Center Title: Staff X-Ray Technician Department: Responsibilities: Performed radiographs to maintain a high degree of accuracy in positioning and exposure technique. Possessed and maintained knowledge of radiation protection and safety for both patients and co-workers.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to 2003 Agency: US ARMY Role: CT Supervisor Description: Executed and established policies and standards on the performance and training of 10 personnel. Responsible for establishing new standard CT operating procedures throughout the Republic of Korea. Ensured the administrative, operational, and functional activities of CT were met. Ensured regulatory compliance regarding policies and standards. Assisted with JCAHO preparation. Developed new S.O.P. for 42 detailed CT procedures dramatically increasing patient’s safety and care. Conducted inspections to ensure soldiers were confident in their ability to support the Radiology Mission. Conducted training for the hospital and 168th Medical Battalion Soldiers on CT imaging

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
ARRT 1992-2019

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
One case recently.

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