PAST EDITOR'S MESSAGE | WINTER 2003
Camille Mayorga, DRT
Last month I was presented with a new challenge. The lab where I work, Diagnostic Digital Imaging, was asked to hold a 2-day training session on the use of the Newtom Volumetric Scanner. All of us here at D.D.I. were asked to instruct three separate groups of people. This experience took me out of my comfort zone of everyday work and placed me in a different position that required me to take a risk by being in the limelight. In other words, it was a bit scary. This class required several hours of preparation and taught me more about my job. In order to instruct other people-I needed to get organized. I put my presentation on powerpoint so I would not forget any details, and to keep me on track. This system helped me.
The groups were selected by their knowledge and use of the scanner. The Newtom users were comprised of some who had not seen the machine before to some more advanced users like myself. It was not really training for them, but an exchange of ideas and brainstorming. I learned some techniques and tips from them and enjoyed the sharing of knowledge. I feel this group also took pleasure in the camaraderie we had that day and our willingness to share all. Above all I was proud of myself for taking the risk. I believe Joan Curcio said it simply in this quote:
Courageous risks are life giving, they help you grow, make you brave, and better than you think you are.
—Joan L. Curcio--