By Erin Register
Our featured “Rising Star” of the month is Bryana White, 29, from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from McEachern High School and is currently enrolled at Cambridge College of Healthcare and Technology to become a radiologic technologist. She began working full-time as an X-ray technologist at Resurgens Orthopedics in November of 2018.
ICE Magazine learned more about this Rising Star in a question-and-answer session.
Q: Why did you choose to get into this field?
A: Before starting my college career to become an X-ray technologist, I pursued nursing at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. During my time there, I fell in love with patient care and discovered that radiology intrigued me more than nursing did.
Q: What interests you the most about the imaging field?
A: What interests me the most about the imaging field is the opportunity to grow and learn more. X-ray is only the foundation! I love the fact that we play such a huge role in diagnosis. To me, it is like we are the “eyes” for the doctor, which makes it so cool to be a part of imaging.
Q: What do you like the most about your position?
A: I enjoy being a part of the diagnostic process for patients. Knowing that I have a skill that will help patients receive the care they need to feel better gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Q: What has been your greatest accomplishment in your field thus far?
A: Getting an offer to become a student tech during my first clinical rotation was such an accomplishment and honor. During my first rotation, Resurgens saw something in me. While getting a job offer is not completely unheard of, I never thought it would be a reality for me. I consider this job one of my greatest accomplishments and will always be thankful for it.
Q: What goals do you have for yourself in the next 5 years?
A: After earning my degree in radiology, I plan to travel while working. I also plan to further my education by studying mammography or MRI. Additionally, I would like to get a dog and buy a house.