My presentation is about working for the NFL as a Radiology technologist.
April 25, 2023
Dream Job: Norm Burgess lead Radiology Technologist for the Dallas Cowboys.
- Tamara DePottey
- April 25, 2023
- Sarah Sandborn
- Radiologic Technology
April 27, 2023 — 10:19 pm
Great job with your presentation! It was great hearing from a radiologic technologist with a different perspective and work environment that many don’t get the chance to do. Recently, I attended a motocross event and found it interesting that they have x-ray units on sight for the riders in case they get injured and need to know their medical status. It’s something I’m defiantly interested in, and I wouldn’t mind working with other professional athletes as well.
So, is there a limit on how many tickets Norm’s family can receive? It just seems crazy that they wouldn’t be able to pay him for his time, because I’m sure there are other medical professionals being paid for their time at the games to ensure the medical safety of a player’s injuries. Do you happen to know if MLB, NBA, etc. have x-ray units in their stadiums? I would be interested to know whether this is only seen in certain sports or even certain teams. Overall, I found your presentation to be filled with interesting content. Thanks for sharing!
April 29, 2023 — 2:17 pm
I am happy you enjoyed my presentation!!
I have found that along with the NFL, the NBA, MLB and NHL all have x-ray suites on site for immediate imaging of players.
I think that it would be so much fun to get into a career working with athletes! Everyday at clinicals I am usually x-raying people who do not prioritize their health. I think that being involved in sports medicine would be very rewarding. Being able to image an athlete and help get them started on the road to recovery!
Thank you again for watching my presentation!!
May 1, 2023 — 5:44 pm
Sarah!! Great presentation! I never knew about Norm Burgess so this presentation was very informative for me. That is funny they have large body mass tables, but makes complete sense. I definitely understand why each patient is STAT. I was wondering what was most imaged for a football player, but I did assume extremity would be very common. What is the most common fracture for these players? That is such a high number of players to be x-rayed per game wow! I did not expect it to be that much. I wonder how many x-rays one football player receives per year… That is good they image both teams during a game. That’s interesting they don’t get paid and that the teams pays through tickets. Great presentation Sarah, I really enjoyed watching.
May 4, 2023 — 6:36 pm
Great information and interesting topic. I think it would be really cool to have this as a side job, not to mention the perks that come along with it. I found it interesting the average number of images they take on each of the athletes. It fascinates me that the have a technologist and top of the line equipment right on site versus sending them to the hospital for care right away. What other medical personal do you think they have on site also (PA, Orthopod, etc.)? Can you image a 1000 pound table limit? We are so lucky to have a top of the line table with a 500 pound weight limit here at LCC with our digital room.