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Radiology Career Interviews

Our radiology career interviews feature leaders in the radiology field who share their career path and advice for students interested in a radiology career.

deborah-murley-thumbInterview with Deborah Murley, Past President of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
Deborah Murley, RT (R) is past president of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists. She works as a general duty radiological technologist and has spent over 30 years enjoying her profession. She is passionate about advocating for her profession and is loyal to promoting the benefits of growth found by volunteering within the profession of medical radiation technology. In her words, “It is an awesome career.”

miranda-lester-thumbInterview with Miranda Lester, Tennessee Radiologic Technologist
Miranda Lester is the current secretary of the Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists. Lester’s professional journey began as a very young person. As she reveals in her interview, she always knew she “wanted to be in the medical field.” For the past 12 years, Miranda Lester has practiced in the field of radiology and her early experience helped to get her on the right track.

chandra-gerrard-thumbInterview with Chandra Gerrard, Past Vice President of the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists
Chandra Gerrard RT (R) (CT) (MR) (QM) is past vice president of the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is currently the Clinical Imaging Systems Manager at University of New Mexico Hospital. Because of her deep commitment to advanced education in the field of radiologic technology, Gerrard has practiced in a wide array of specialties, ranging from forensic imaging to CT scan, MRI, and radiography.

randy-prouty-thumbInterview with Randy Prouty, Past Chairman of the Board of Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists
Randy Prouty is the former Chairman of the Board of and a current Advisory Board member for the Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists. In the following interview, Prouty discusses the beginnings of his career and how he found the right career. He also reflects the growth of his career as a radiologic technologist when he highlights his experience as a collaborator on a white paper with other technologists throughout the United States.

diane-garcia-thumbInterview with Diane Garcia, Past Vice President of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists
Diane Garcia, MS, RT (R) (CT), ARRT, CRT is the vice-president of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists. As a radiologist technologist for over thirty-five years, Garcia combines her clinical practice with a career as an educator, as well. Because of this unique career path, Garcia has a clear perspective when it comes to the obstacles that the student of radiology technology may encounter. This interview is filled with common sense advice from a seasoned professional.

kelley-mcdonald-thumbInterview with Kelley McDonald, Past President of the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists
Kelley McDonald MS RDMS RVT RT (R) is past president of the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists. In the following interview McDonald discusses her pragmatic viewpoint in choosing the field of radiology as a career. She makes a point of stating that her professional overview is always one of career over “job.”

joel-hicks-thumbInterview with Joel Hicks, Dean at Northwestern State University
Joel Hicks, MSRS, RT (R) Holder, is the Dean of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He has also served on the board of directors of the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.

candace-moore-thumbInterview with Candice Moore, Past President of the Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists
Candice Moore BSRS, RT (R) (M) (CT) RDMS began her professional career quest at the age of thirteen as a volunteer at a local hospital. There she was surrounded by a wide variety of healthcare professionals and became captivated by the field of radiology.
She is past president of the Idaho Society of Radiologic Technologists. Candice’s discussion with us is a thoughtful and concise view of the world of the radiology technologist and her advice for professionals entering the field is spellbinding.

julie-gill-thumbInterview with Julie Gill, Past President of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Julie Gill, PhD, RT (R) (QM) is a past president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and currently serves on the board of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS). Gill has led a successful and service-oriented career, serving in a wide variety of positions at the ASRT such as the following; President-elect, ASRT Board of Directors, Vice President, ASRT Board of Directors, Secretary-Treasurer, ASRT Board of Directors, and Member of the Radiologic Technology Editorial Review Board, among many others.

david-poon-thumbInterview with David Poon, Past President of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists
We had the opportunity to discuss the career and journey of the field of radiology with David Poon. David Poon is a radiologic sciences supervisor at the University of California-San Francisco and is on the faculty at the City College of San Francisco. He is also past president of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists. David’s journey to find his place as a radiologic technologist blends insight with real world experience. He is an active proponent of continuing education and is available to those who are entering the field of radiology and are considering this option. Poon offers helpful guidelines for the demands of radiology school. He also offers tips on how to be successful during the arduous curriculum and during a career in radiology.

Interview with Mary Messengill, Past Secretary of the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists
Mary Massengill is past secretary of the ISSRT and in doing so fulfilled one of her most important guidelines that she includes in the following interview. “Pay close attention to your patient; they do not always communicate all their needs.”

Interview with Sharon Miller, Past President of the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists
Sharon Miller, MS, RT (R) is the past president of and a current board member for the Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists. She is also an Associate Professor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Mount Aloysius College. Miller’s interview will be enlightening to those entering the profession of radiology and imaging because of her high regard for advocacy and action in professional societies that support the radiology field. The Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists was reactivated by Sharon Miller in 2006.

Interview with Cathy Ball, Past Board Member of the West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists
Cathy Ball, MS, RT, (R) (M) (ARRT) previously served as the Education Representative of the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists. Cathy Ball’s commitment to education is underscored in her interview with us recently. She is passionate about advocating for her profession and is loyal to continuing education in the field of radiology and imagery.