Lisa Irizarry, Nuclear Medicine Technology 2013 graduate from the Lakeland Campus and Radiological Technology graduate from the Melbourne Campus in 2005 has been hired by Alliance Medical, UK to work as a PET/CT technologist in southern England.  Currently employed at Imaging for Life in Sarasota as a PET/CT technologist, but is looking forward to starting her new position in October of this year.

Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) is a diagnostic tool used mainly in oncology, neurology, cardiology, infection and inflammation, and in planning surgery and treatment.  PET/CT combines two different techniques in one scanner, giving clinicians two sets of related information about the body – functional and structural – from one examination.  The CT scanner takes a series of two-dimensional cross-section images (‘slices’) around an axis. Computer processing is then used to construct a three-dimensional image. PET works by detecting gamma rays given off by a radioactive tracer injected into the body.

Lisa says the main reason she is going to practice in England is for the experience; both to live in another country and to work with the mobile equipment she will be using.

Alliance Medical are Europe’s leading independent provider of medical imaging services; combining service excellence and innovative imaging technologies to improve patient care and support NHS and independent sector organizations with their ongoing imaging requirements. The company has been in existence for more than 25 years.

Congratulations to Lisa for being a fantastic representation of the great graduates of both the Lakeland and the Melbourne campuses.