par Gus Iversen
, Editor in Chief | September 10, 2019
From the September 2019 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
HCB News: Has anything about the new system been a surprise?
For me personally, there have been huge surprises relating simply to the installation of the scanner. Since this interview is for Healthcare Business News, I feel compelled to mention the following: I wear many hats, but as a clinical medical physicist for 35 years, I have always viewed the delays of equipment installation in the hospital setting as result of bureaucratic inefficiency and indecision. However, as principal investigator of this project, I was intimately involved with most of the steps that were required to install the CT scanner into our clinical CT area. I was so fully impressed at how a thousand people came together in a thousand meetings to expedite the installation of this CT system. I had no idea of the complexity of the process, and am dumbfounded, and grateful to all those who participated in making the siting of this CT scanner at UC Davis possible. From the vice chancellor and CEO of the hospital, to the many administrators, architects, engineers, IT staff, lawyers, X-ray technologists, and so many more that were involved in the necessary discussions and decisions required to install this CT scanner. I have a newfound respect for all those who have a hand in the siting of complex imaging equipment. As a longtime la-di-da full professor in the school of medicine, my advice to similarly gilded colleagues around the country is simple: hug your administrators today!Back to HCB News
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