OSRT is pleased to announce Bibiana Kearney as our Technologist in the Spotlight.
Bibiana graduated from the Radiologic Science program at Oregon Institute of Technology in the spring of 2016. While there she was involved in the Radiologic Science Club and served as President. She went on to complete her clinical rotation at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. During her 11 months at Good Sam, Bibiana not only finished her competencies in x-ray but also did modality rotations into MRI and Mammography. Many of the technologists she worked with during that time were impressed by her professional demeanor and desire to succeed.
After graduating Bibiana immediately began working at the Mission Medical Imaging (MMI) satellite office in Dallas. That location was just getting off the ground and there were were a multitude 0f odd jobs and additional responsibilities that fell to Bibiana, even as a brand new technologist. She took on the role of the main (and only) technologist in Dallas with gusto. Bibiana became a registered mammographer in January 2017 and is now also the lead mammographer for MMI. She performs all the x-rays, mammograms, and bone density scans at the Dallas office, and has front office help for only a portion of her shift each day. Bibiana is a diligent and tenacious technologist!
Being a technologist in a rural location like Dallas, Bibiana finds great joy in the variety of patients and exams that she encounters while working . While no longer dealing with traumas or ER cases, which were her favorite as a student, she appreciates the challenges that come with her mostly ambulatory patients. In addition, she also relishes the management aspect of making sure operations run smoothly at the clinic. Working as a solo technologist she doesn’t have many opportunities for feedback from her peers, nor does she have another tech to brainstorm with about challenging exams. As such, she finds it beneficial to stay involved in the radiologic community. She currently fills two volunteer roles with OSRT; as a member on the Student Action Committee (SAC) and the Mammography Committee, helping to plan the yearly mammography conference.
Bibiana's advice to other technologists is never pass up an opportunity to connect with and learn from your peers and other professionals in the medical field.