Errol Thompson

Technologist United States, CA
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Basic information

Profession
Technologist
Other profession
Ocupation title
Radiologic Technologist
Additional job title
CT Tech
Current organization
Oband Surgery Centers
About
I was born in New York raised in California. I went to Long Beach Poly High. I served Honorable in the Air Force and Army National Guard. Eventually gradusted from Charles Drew University in Radography with AS degree. Im currently being trained in CT. I want to eventually get certified in multiy modalities. I would appreciate any help in the areas of CT, MRI and Radiography
Gender
Male

Education & Work

College / University
Charles Drew University
Graduation year
2010
Specialty training school
Long Beach VA Hospital
Final year of last training
2010
Area of expertise
Licensed states
Curriculum vitae
Errol A Thompson Jr. 1311 E 15th ST Apt #2 Long Beach, CA 90813 Primary Phone :( 562)248-8005 Msg :( 909)244-6917 Email: [email protected] Education: Present: Charles Drew University of Science and Medicine A.S. Radiography Program: (Graduated: June 5, 2010) Los Angeles, CA Certification/Licensures: ARRT Licensure exam w/ Fluoroscopy: ARRT License #480850: CE Biennium 04/01/2011-03/31/2013 BCLS: 11-22-2010 Venipuncture: 08-28-2010 Affiliations and Memberships: American Society of Radiological Technologist Veteran: US Air Force (Honorably Discharged) 1989-1993 Served in Desert Storm US Army National Guard (1995-1998) Experience: RT/CT Tech: PD 01/11-Present O-band Medical Imaging Tustin, CA Equipment: GE Light Speed CT Scanner and Quantum HF digital x-ray. Work hours per week vary from 20 to 30.Acquire all Radiologic and CT exams with minimum or no supervision. Explain exam procedure to patient and correctly positions for each procedure. Burn CD of various exams, QC images and send to PACS. Performs necessary calibration testing, tube warm-up as needed, trouble shoots problems with success and logs according to department protocol. Acquire x-ray diagnostic images on scheduled and walk in patients. Cleans all CT or X-ray equipment appropriately, following proper techniques and protocols. Cover in Pain management doing various specialty procedures. Clinical Experience: Radiology Technologist (intern) 04/10-08/10 Long Beach VA Hospital Long Beach, CA In an acute care high volume setting acquired diagnostic images of geriatric, middle age and young adults with various mental and physical capacities. Perform rotations in Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology and CT imaging. Obtained training on Philips digital C-arm, DR, CR and Siemens Digital fluoroscopic systems. Obtain training, on the Toshiba Aquillion CT scanner. Apply radiographic techniques, shielding and ALARA principle to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure to patients. QC images acquired and cased work in PACS systems. Radiology Technologist (intern) 01/10-04/10 Vista Hospital of Gardena Gardena, CA Acquire diagnostic images using GE and Siemens stand alone unit, GE OEC 9800 fluoroscopic c-arm, and Siemens Mobilett XP Hybrid portable on critically ill geriatric patients in an acute care setting. Additional imaging skill set includes surgical imaging in Angioplasty, PICC placement, Angiograph and Venograph in an acute care setting. Knowledgeable in surgical asepsis and patient contact precautions. Accurately mark films, process and scan stat films to be read by Radiologist and filed Radiologist reports. Convert hard copy films to digital films. Properly transport patients and auxiliary devices. Protect patients with shielding, proper collimation and as low as reasonable achievable technique. Rad Tech (intern) 08/09-12/09 Westchester Imaging Center Los Angeles, CA Obtain diagnostic and fluoroscopic images using GE analogue stand alone unit. Additional imaging skill set includes Esophograms, Upper GI, Large Bowel and Arthrograph imaging procedures. Perform radiographic examinations using low dose techniques, proper technical factors, shielding, collimation and anatomical positioning. Gained some training in GE CT scanner. Maintained equipment, file room and supply levels. Transport patients as needed. Filed, pulled and completed patient charts. Rad Tech (intern) 01/09-08/09 Orthopedic Hospital Los Angeles, CA Under minimal supervision acquired radiographic images of children and young adults using Swiss Ray c-arm fluoroscopic and digital imaging and processing equipment. Obtained and stored selected images using Swiss Ray C-arm. QC images taken and send to PACS. Manage all image folders in PACS. Convert hard films into digital. Maintain courteous, cooperative relations with public, staff and patients. Maintain treatment records, and confidentiality of treatment. Generate new charts, file and pull x-ray records. Radiology Tech Assistant 07/03-03/05 Computerized Diagnostic Imaging Riverside, CA Prepare MRI/CT treatment rooms for various imaging exams. Assist Technologist with patient positioning for CT/MRI procedures. Act as liaison between technologist and patient. Ensure screening forms are completed for MRI/CT exams to maximize patient safety. Acquire and arrange contrast orders for various procedures. Operate all CT/MRI equipment and auxiliary devices in assigned department. Educate patients on pre and post exam procedures. Order and stock supplies as needed. Filed, retrieved and distributed medical records. Transported inpatients and non ambulatory patient as needed.

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Subspecialty interest
General Radiology,Abdominal imaging,Musculoskeletal imaging,Thoracic imaging,CT,MRI,Radiography,
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Location

Country
United States
State
CA
City
Long Beach
Hometown
Long Beach
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