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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...

Employee Spotlight

Bahaa Karatahan

Tell Us About Yourself?
My name is Bahaa Karatahan. I am fifty-five years old. I am married, and I have two kids. I am from Damascus, Syria, and I moved to the United States in 1997 when I was thirty-one years old. I enjoy riding my bicycle every day and cooking is my hobby.

Tell Us About Your Educational Background.
I graduated with a medical degree in September 1990 from University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol de veil Bucharest Romania.

What Areas Within This Field Are of Interest to You? Is There an Area You Are More Focused On?
Understanding human body structures and functions using the advanced technology such as MRI, Ct-scan, Ultrasound, and nuclear medicine to explore our body structures in detail.

What Have Been Your Most Important, Proudest And/or Favorite Experiences in Your Career?
When my graduated students inform me that they passed their board exams on their first attempt and got a job.

What Brought You to Teach at Casa Loma College?
I have been working for Casa Loma College since 2008, the best thing that has happened to me. What keeps me loyal to the College loyal is the big smile on my bosses face on every single morning. I respect all the Directors at the College.

What Is Your Favorite Part of Working with Adult Students?
Adult students are already set on what career they want to pursue; my job is to guide and direct them on that perfect path for their career.

What Attracted You to The Field of Education?
Education is an art; any good educator should possess the required knowledge and be honest and patient with all students. I believe I possess all of the above attributes of a good educator.

Who Has Influenced You the Most in Life?
My parents.

If You Could Have Dinner with One Person, Living or Dead, Who Would It Be?
My wife.

How Do You Like to Spend Your Free Time?
Playing with my kids.

What’s something you want to do that you’ve never done before?
Sky diving (I’m scared to do it !!!!!!)

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Yosemite National Park.

What is your favorite book(s) and why? Your favorite movie?
My favorite book is Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar.
My favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
“Speech is silver, silence is golden”.


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