About medical imaging
As throughout Sunnybrook, education matters in the Department of Medical Imaging. All the technologists within medical imaging have status appointments with the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences and are recognized clinical educators. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best care; this includes keeping up-to-date with imaging technologies and protocols through constant continued education and providing clinical students, through affiliated educational institutions, a rich, hands-on clinical training with many opportunities. Students are excited and motivated to train at Sunnybrook, the first and largest trauma centre and the second largest regional cancer centre in Canada.
The medical imaging department encompasses several modalities: angiography, breast imaging, CT (computed tomography), general radiography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, and ultrasound and neurodoppler. Training for clinical students is available through affiliated educational institutions for general radiography, MRI, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.
What happens upon completion of the clinical program
As outlined by the educational institutions, after didactic and clinical portions of the programs are completed successfully, students must pass certification exams. For general radiography, MRI and nuclear medicine, students write the national Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists examination and register with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario in order to work in Ontario. Ultrasound students write exams and are registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and/or the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP).
Several scholarships and bursaries are available through Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences and University of Toronto. Sunnybrook also recognizes dedicated Clinical Educators who excel in clinical training.
Colleges and governing bodies of the individual modalities require technologists to maintain continuous learning activity hours each year to demonstrate commitment to the profession. Also, continued education is an integral part of working in Medical Imaging at Sunnybrook. Staff are encouraged and often financially supported to take courses and seminars to learn about advances in the medical imaging technologies/methods and clinical education. Medical imaging's professional development and education committee supports staff with this process and provides additional information regarding upcoming educational opportunities. Sunnybrook also has additional funding to support such initiatives.
Other links that you might find helpful to learn more about the different modalities within medical imaging:
Medical Imaging Reception Desk
MG 100 (M wing, Ground Floor)
Director of Medical Imaging
Henry Sinn, MRT(R)
Academic coordinator, medical radiation sciences program
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Clinical Coordinator for General Radiography
Taraneh Jorjany, MRT(R)
Clinical Coordinators for MRI
Clinical Coordinator for Nuclear Medicine
Julie Sit, MRT(N)
416-480-6100, ext. 83698
Clinical Coordinator for Ultrasound