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What is Medical Sonography?
What is Medical Sonography?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a non-invasive and painless medical test that uses sound waves to create images of blood flow, organs, and tissues to assist doctors in confirming or ruling out a specific diagnosis. Also known as ultrasound, sonography is a common tool used by doctors in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) to monitor a woman’s pregnancy.

What Are the Duties of a Medical Sonographer?

Sonographers help to prep...
Brain Foods
Brain Foods
Back in the day (whenever that was) it was common to think that foods shaped like particular organs or body parts would help keep the actual corresponding body part healthy and well.

As scientific thought began to work its way to the forefront, those ideas were treated like wives’ tales or folklore. So, in today's world we can rely on science to point the way towards foods that contribute to optimal cognitive function and we n...
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
A new study shows a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people that make them distinct in fundamental ways, based on variations in the volume of different brain regions as well as based on how those regions communicate with one another across brain networks.

A team of resear...
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
By Emily Hayes, contributing writer

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found brain damage in patients who died of COVID-19.

The 25-year-old female patient had been diagnosed with COVID-19, with symptoms including anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (loss of taste). Experience with her case was ...
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
The job outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants and the demand for their services is so good that government analysts predict more than 1,000 positions will open up every month, on average, for the next decade.

Trained and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants should have little trouble finding job opportunities for the foreseeable future.

There is a high demand for physical therapist assistants, especially due to the ag...
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
If you have ever had an MRI scan before, you’ll know how unsettling the experience can be. You’re placed in a claustrophobia-inducing tube and asked to stay completely still for up to an hour while unseen hardware whirs, creaks, and thumps around you like a medical poltergeist. New research, though, suggests AI can help with this predicament by making MRI scans four times faster, getting patients in and out of the tube quicker.

Blind Test Show...

Alumni Spotlight

Sam Bishop

Sam Bishop holds our February Alumni Spotlight! Sam graduated August 19, 2018 with an Associate of Science Degree in MRI and an outstanding 3.72 grade point average. Sam is currently working at Liberty Pacific Advanced Imaging, Tarzana, working on both 3T and 1.5T GE equipment. And if that is not enough, he also covers shifts at various other imaging facilities.

Congratulations Sam on your new career and we wish you all the luck in the years to come.

What have you been doing since graduation?
Working a lot! It’s been great since graduation – I got hired quickly and haven’t looked back since.

What is most rewarding about your job?
The most rewarding part of my job besides helping people daily, is seeing all the hard work and hours I put into studying paying off.

How did Casa Loma College help you get where you are today?
I had a great relationship with all my teachers and I keep in contact with them whenever I need help with something. It’s all in the effort that you put in, if you want it – try your hardest and reach out for help as there is always someone there for you, it’s like a family.

What’s one piece of advice you might give to a Casa Loma College student?
If you think you’re studying enough, you’re not. The things you learn will help you daily and the better you prepare for it now will benefit you in the future. Also, take your externship very seriously because it is like a job interview. I was hired and a week later was offered a full-time position somewhere else from someone I’d never met simply because of word of mouth. Simply put, you get what you put into it. .

What are some highlights from your time at Casa Loma College?
The thing I’ll remember the most is the friendships that I made over the course of those two years. It’s a great support system to have in the future as well.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I spend all my spare time with my wife and two young boys, Aiden,5 and Dylan, 3; and getting ready for the birth of my daughter next month. I had to give up a lot of time with my family because of studying so it feels great to be able to focus on them and have a really great career.

Have you traveled since graduation? If so, where?
We took the kids to Legoland for a few days in November and since I’m getting a lot of overtime we’re trying to plan a trip to Disneyland before the new baby is born. Hopefully this summer we’ll be able to travel somewhere and take some needed time off.

Where do you see yourself five years from now in your career?
In five years, I hope to be a lead tech in an imaging facility or in a supervisory position with county of Los Angeles.


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