Radiology

What I Like About Being a Technologist: Sally Stacey

I love knowing that when I go to work I am going to make a difference in someone’s life. Helping patients get through a scan is a feeling of fulfillment. In my experience, I have come to know that listening to their needs and explaining the procedure helps comfort the patients that are scared and/or in pain.

Being a technologist can be a tough job. When you see the children that are sick, it can pull at your heartstrings. As a mother, the emotional empathy has become much more intense. With my four boy’s ages ranging between 8 years to 4 months, I am able to relate and put myself in the parent’s shoes. In the tough situations, I am able to be compassionate and an emotional support to the families and patients.

I am delighted to be here and give the best care in the short of amount of time patients have in CT. The connections I get to make with the families and patients on a daily basis, and gaining their trust to help in the diagnosis of the patients ailment. This reminds me every day why I chose to become a technologist, why I chose to be at Cincinnati Children’s.

Contributed by Sally Stacey (Spec Tech-CT) and edited by Glenn Miñano, BFA.

Glenn Miñano

About the Author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.

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