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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, AuntMinnie.com 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...

Student Spotlight

Anthony Horton

Congratulations Anthony Horton as our first student spotlight of 2021! Anthony has actually said one of the best pieces of advice for a student pursuing a career – “Don’t Have a Plan B!” And Anthony is right. If you have outlined your plan and have your goals in sight – do not let anything get in the way. And without a Plan B – you must continue to move forward with Plan A! Well said Anthony. Read on to discover more about our MRI Student, Anthony Horton.

 Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? What are your interests?
I grew up all over the country as my father was a building contractor. Growing up, I lived in 15 different states. I’m an Air Force Veteran that loves fitness. I love to travel, fish, and read.

How did you come to choose Magnetic Resonance Imaging as your choice for a career?
I managed an MRI department for 6 years though I wasn’t a Technologist. I love science and always wanted to learn everything I could.

Is the program what you expected?
Yes, I’m enjoying learning and my instructors and classmates make it great experience.

What have you learned or are learning that’s made a difference to you?
The program is designed to complement what you’ve learned in previous classes in the program … which reinforces what you’ve learned.

What have you learned from other students?
I have learned we are all in the program to improve our lives. We have had to be resilient as we navigate thru the program during this COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a complete team effort, from the college staff and instructors to my classmates and families working together providing the support to succeed.

What has been your greatest challenge?
My greatest challenge is to maintain my discipline of studying which is setting the stage for a bright career in healthcare.

What has been your favorite class so far and why?
I have enjoyed them all to be honest but Dr. Bahaa’s Cross Sectional Anatomy has been fun; I enjoy his style of teaching.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I have always known what I wanted to be when I grew up…Happy. I can’t wait to become an MRI Technologist. Taking care of others makes me happy – along with the science behind MRI, I find it fascinating!

What would people be surprised to know about you?
 I collect books over 100 years old and meteorites.

 What is your plan for after graduation?
 Continue learning, that’s just the beginning.

 What type of facility would you like to work in and why?
 I want to work in a hospital where they do a large variety of MRI exams.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
 Remember why you started and don’t have a plan B.

What makes Casa Loma special?
Unlike a typical University, this College is specialized to turn you into a medical professional!

 

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