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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...

Student Spotlight

Jon Peterson (MRI Program 1803)

Jon Peterson is our July-August Student Spotlight. Jon enrolled March 2018 in the MRI Program and has currently started his first externship at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Jon has learned how small the imaging community really is and tells students to consider this as a two year interview!

Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? What are your interests?

I first grew up in Reno N.V. until I was three years old and then moved on to California where I have spent most of my life.

What is a cause you are passionate about?

My main interest right now are my kids and their activities and school. A big cause that I would say I am passionate about is patient care, it will be the most important cause once you start your career in the medical field.

How did your path unfold and who were the faculty and staff who have helped you along that path?

I have been working in the medical field for about fourteen years now. I have had many co-workers help guide me to the field of MRI.

What have you learned or are learning that’s made a difference to you?

I will say the best thing I have learned in this school and from other classmates is how to study properly and effectively.

What has been your greatest challenge?

Having time to study has been one of my greatest challenges with the fact that I have two kids and it can be hard to study at home.

What has been your favorite class so far and why?

My favorite class so far will have to be my clinicals.

What is your plan for after graduation? What type of facility would you like to work in and why?

My plan after I graduate is to take both my boards, ARMRIT and ARRT, and hopefully land a good job.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

For the students coming in I will say this: The field is small, everyone knows everyone. This will be a two year interview!



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