Two radiologic sciences faculty presented at the Asociacion Latinamericana de Profesionales en Imagenes Diagnosticas, an online conference from Central and South America on Dec. 18, 2021. Educators from Puerto Rico, Peru, and the U.S. presented at the conference. Educators, imaging technologists, physicians and imaging students from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and regions in South America attended the conference which focused on innovations and research in the field of radiologic sciences.
Leslie Kendrick, department chair and associate professor from the Department of Radiologic Sciences, presented on “COVID-19 precaution impacts on student clinical access.” This presentation outlined how COVID-19 precautions have impacted medical imaging student access to clinical experiences, the ever changing clinical access requirements, alterations required to ensure student progression, and predicting future considerations based on pandemic trends. Kendrick discussed methods of meeting student learning needs for graduation and credentialing eligibility despite COVID-19 precautions.
John Lampignano, clinical associate professor from the Department of Radiologic Sciences, presented on “New approaches and methods in radiographic positioning.” This presentation discussed the new radiographic positions and justifications for inclusion in the 10th edition of Lampignano and Kendrick’s “Bontrager’s Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy” textbook and educational materials series.