A conversation with Radiologic Technologist, Becki Perdy
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists established National Radiologic Technology Week 43 years ago, back in 1979. From November 6 through November 12, we commemorate the discovery of X-ray technology which occurred on November 8, 1895, and celebrate all of the technologists here at Access who utilize this technology (X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans), each and every day at our practice.
In support of National Radiologic Technology Week, we recently asked Becki Perdy, one of our fantastic Radiologic Technologists with 20 years of experience, a few questions about her day-to-day here at Access Sports Medicine and to shed some light on what radiology is used for.
Let’s get an overview of radiology technology. Can you give us an idea of how you utilize the technology in your day-to-day?
Radiologic Technology encompasses many different modalities, but X-ray and MRI are the two main ones that we use here at Access. Those are used on the daily to provide essential information to the doctors to prepare initial diagnoses, treatment plans, and surgeries for our patients.
What led you to become a radiology tech professional? What got you interested in it?
I became a Radiologic Technologist because I have family in the profession, and it seemed really interesting to me. I’ve always been more of a creative person, so I saw X-ray as a way to fill that outlet. Essentially we are photographers for the human body!
What is radiology used for in sports medicine? What’s the importance of this technology?
Radiology is uniquely important in patient care because we are the doctors’ eyes. Our images, whether it be X-ray, MRI, or any other imaging modality, gives them the ability to see what is happening inside the human body, diagnose, and treat patients. Our work gives the doctor vital information to plan patient care and get people back in the game.
What can you say about the team at Access Sports Medicine? How do you collectively work with patients with the mission of aiming to heal them and get them back in the game?
Collectively our Radiology staff has over 140 years of experience in the field. Our technologists are seasoned veterans of our profession with a strong sense of pride in the work that we do. Our care and compassion for our patients comes through in both our work and love for what we do. I am very proud to work with this group of techs that I consider not only coworkers, but friends.
Happy Radiologic Technology Week to our amazing team; Natalie, Brad, Deb, Stephanie, Sharon, and Andrea!
Thank you, Becki, and much gratitude to our entire team of Radiologic Technologists for the essential work you do all year round!
If you need to make an appointment to figure out any physical discomfort you’re experiencing, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with the team here at Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. We’re here to help get you back in the game.