• ESAGHOD 2024

    June 27-30, 2024

    Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Florida


  • Sonja Boiteaux, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR), MRSO, MCHC  

    Sonja Boiteaux, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR), MRSO, MCHC

    Sonja “Sony” K. Boiteaux is a graduate of the Bethesda Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. She received her associate in radiography from Palm Beach State College, her bachelor’s in radiation science technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and her master’s in radiologic science from Midwestern State University. She began her career in radiologic technology as a technologist assistant at an orthopedic surgery group with her godmother in 1992, and since 2000 has taught radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging at Palm Beach State College, Emory University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Kent State University. She is excited to return to her roots and rejoin the faculty of Palm Beach State College this fall.

    Sony serves on the Editorial Review Board of the ASRT peer-reviewed journal, Radiologic Technology. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, in addition to contributing to and reviewing textbooks for radiography, sectional anatomy and MR imaging. In 2020 she was the recipient of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers and Technologists’ Crues-Kressel Award, which recognizes candidates who consistently make outstanding contributions to the education of technologists and radiographers by organizing and promoting education internationally and locally. Additionally, she is honored to have just completed a term as ISMRT president.

    Her daughter is grown and flown and is studying clinical nutrition and integrative health in graduate school. Sony, a Florida native, is excited to relocate to Florida this summer with her husband, Evan, to support her parents in their golden years.


    Hacking the Code of Engaging Publications

  • Kevin Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FASRT, FAEIRS 

    Kevin Clark, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FASRT, FAEIRS

    Dr. Kevin Clark is an associate professor and associate director at the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is also the founder and CEO of CW Elite, a professional editing and consulting company. Dr. Clark is a top producer of research in the medical imaging and radiation therapy field, authoring nearly 100 scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles since 2014. In 2022, Dr. Clark was elevated to ASRT Fellow, making him one of only 18 educators who hold dual fellowships with the ASRT and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano, watching the Houston Astros and baking homemade southern buttermilk biscuits.


    Using ChatGPT in Radiologic Science Education

  • Joseph Cress, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(CT) 

    Joseph Cress, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(CT)

    Dr. Joe Cress, or “Dr. Joe” as his students call him, is an assistant professor and teaches the procedures courses and labs in the radiologic science bachelor’s program at Northern Kentucky University. Prior to teaching, he gained a wide range of health care experiences working in various organizations in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. His experience spans across many areas in the health care industry, including diagnostic radiography, computed tomography, and health informatics as an application coordinator for Epic.


    Recognizing and Managing Conflict in Radiography

  • Vaughn Eason, D.B.A., R.T.(R), CRA 

    Vaughn Eason, D.B.A., R.T.(R), CRA

    Dr. Vaughn C. Eason is a management analyst with the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. He retired from 25 years of active-duty military service in the United States Navy in November 2022. Dr. Eason is a registered radiologic technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and a certified radiology administrator through the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators. He has a doctorate in business administration from California Intercontinental University.


    Reducing Employee Burnout in Medical Imaging

  • Alicia Giaimo, M.H.S., M.B.A.-H.C.M., R.T.(R)(M)(BD) 

    Alicia Giaimo, M.H.S., M.B.A.-H.C.M., R.T.(R)(M)(BD)

    Alicia A. Giaimo began her career in medical imaging in 1996 and holds certifications in radiography, mammography and bone densitometry. She is a clinical professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where she provides instruction in the radiologic sciences bachelor’s program as well as the women’s imaging track in the advanced medical imaging and leadership master’s program. She is an active member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologists. Alicia has an exceptional understanding and passion for women’s imaging and what it takes to educate radiologic and imaging science professionals of the future. She has participated in nontraditional imaging with mammography and radiography equipment, most notably resulting in a poster presentation at the World Mummy Congress. Alicia is also a contributing author of Chapter 4 in the 1st edition of Advances in Paleoimaging: Applications for Paleoanthropology, Bioarchaeology, Forensics, and Cultural Artifacts, related to her manipulation of mammography equipment in imaging artifacts. She has served as a technical reviewer for mammography and breast imaging prep books, presented at the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences conference and the CSRT annual conference and regional webinar series, and facilitated and led webinars for the Medical Technology Management Institute.


    Caring for Breast Cancer Patients: Diversity, Navigation and Health Care Professionals as Patients

  • Pariss Jackson, M.B.A., B.A.S., R.T.(MR)(R), CRA, LSSGB, CPHQ 

    Pariss Jackson, M.B.A., B.A.S., R.T.(MR)(R), CRA, LSSGB, CPHQ

    Pariss Jackson is a magnetic resonance technologist at Cook Children's Medical Center in Texas. She completed her radiography education at Lansing Community College. She holds a bachelor’s in medical imaging, a master’s in health care management, a radiology administrator certification and a lean six sigma green belt certification. She is also a certified professional in health care quality. Pariss is passionate about pediatric imaging, quality control and process improvement, patient safety, and improving access to care for at-risk communities. Her career highlights include curriculum design and instruction for the radiography and MR programs at Lansing Community College, imaging for multiple research initiatives during her tenure at Michigan Medicine, and training and mentoring technologists throughout her career. Pariss enjoys traveling with her daughter, line dancing and roller-skating.


    Pediatric Imaging: Improving the Patient Experience

  • Gregory Katsaros, D.C., DAAPM 

    Gregory Katsaros, D.C., DAAPM

    Dr. Gregory Katsaros is a chiropractic physician and a diplomate in pain management. He is a member of the American College of Nuclear Medicine and the International Headache Society. Dr. Katsaros is the owner of Integrative Pain Management in Tempe, Arizona, and co-owner of Aristotle Continuing Education. He has a subspecialty practice in headache.


    Advanced Imaging Pathology and Clinical Correlates

  • Jenna Laquerre 

    Jenna N. Laquerre, B.S., R.T.(R), RDMS (AB, OB/GYN, PS, BR), RVT

    Jenna N. Laquerre is a professor of sonography and radiography at Palm Beach State College and a graduate student at the University of North Florida. She is an alumna of Palm Beach State College in sonography and radiography and has a bachelor’s in health science from Seminole State College. Jenna is a member of the Lambda Nu National Honor Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She is a manuscript peer reviewer for Radiologic Technology, a published author, an educational speaker, and she has clinical experience from national institutions including Nemours Children’s Hospital and AdventHealth. Jenna recently authored Lange Review: The Fundamentals of Pediatric Sonography: A Registry Review and Protocol Guide.


    Correlative Imaging and the Importance of Reviewing Patient History Before an Exam

    Obstetrical Imaging: Through the Trimesters

  • Michael Latimer, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R), FASRT 

    Michael Latimer, M.S.R.S., R.T.(R), FASRT

    Michael Latimer completed his radiography education at the Naval School of Health Sciences, Bethesda Detachment in Portsmouth, Virginia. His significant assignments include Naval Medical Center San Diego, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Branch Medical Clinic Key West and the Naval School of Health Sciences in Portsmouth, Virginia. Michael has delivered lectures at the state, national and international level and has served the profession in a variety of roles. He is a past president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and an ASRT Fellow. Michael and his wife, Nancy, who is a registered respiratory therapist, live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


    Internal Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction

  • Fredrick Lee II, Ed.D., R.T.(R), CRA, FACHE 

    Fredrick Lee II, Ed.D., R.T.(R), CRA, FACHE

    Dr. Fredrick D. Lee II's impressive health care career, spanning over two decades, began at Loma Linda University, where he completed his associate degree in radiation technology in 2002 and a bachelor's in radiation science administration and education in 2006. His diverse clinical background includes general radiography, the cardiac catheterization lab and interventional radiology. Dr. Lee’s ascent into leadership started at Antelope Valley Hospital in 2007 and continued at Kaiser Permanente in 2010. He swiftly climbed the ranks in diagnostic imaging, assuming roles as supervisor, assistant director and department director. Alongside his professional journey, he achieved a master’s in business administration in marketing from the University of Phoenix in 2008 and a master’s in public administration from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2016. His tenure at Kaiser culminated in his promotion to regional assistant director of diagnostic imaging services in 2017. Most recently, Dr. Lee has enhanced his expertise by graduating on May 8, 2024, with a doctorate in education in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California, further solidifying his position as a formidable health care leader.


    The Vital Role of the Diagnostic Imaging Administrator in Modern Health Care

  • Pedro D. Lopez, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT) 

    Pedro D. Lopez, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)

    Pedro D. Lopez is an assistant professor for the radiologic technology program at Bronx Community College, part of the City University of New York. Before accepting the full-time faculty position, Pedro had worked as a clinical instructor for the program since 2017. He has worked in radiologic technology for more than 15 years and has experience in computed tomography, neurovascular interventional radiology and cardiac catheterization.

    Pedro received his master’s in health education and promotion from Lehman College. He has always enjoyed health sciences, and he is interested in discovering research topics that contribute to the profession as well as finding and using teaching pedagogies that help grow radiologic technology students’ professional and academic intellects.


    Cardiac Catheterization and the Role of the Radiologic Technologist

  • Darla Mounce 

    Darla Mounce, B.A., R.T.(R)(M)

    Darla Mounce has been a breast imager for 28 years. During this time, she became a certified breast patient navigator and breast self-exam trainer. She has worked as breast imaging coordinator and an independent breast imaging consultant. As an educator for technologists and the public, Darla is passionate about empowering women through education. She is a breast cancer survivor and knows the importance of early detection and the impact it has had on the quality of life she now enjoys. Darla currently works for Hologic as manager of clinical services.


    Hologic Presents: What You Need to Know About Pursuing a Career as a Breast Imager

  • Ryan T. Ross, B.Sc., R.T.(R) 

    Ryan T. Ross, B.Sc., R.T.(R)

    Ryan T. Ross is the director of clinical education at South College. Prior to transitioning into education, he was the manager of diagnostic imaging at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. During his time at VUMC, Ryan also held the positions of surgical imaging specialist, primarily in complex orthopedic trauma, and quality and compliance coordinator. He helped develop and monitor the dose management system that tracked doses of more than 40,000 fluoroscopy cases annually. Ryan is a strong advocate for radiography and the promotion of quality improvement and skill recognition within the modality. His passion for C-arm imaging has led to the creation of a surgical imaging curriculum so his students can enter the field fully prepared to meet the demands often encountered in the operating room. Prior to health care, Ryan was a professional drummer for more than 20 years and now enjoys playing drums as a hobby and supporting his children in their passion for dance.


    The Image Fulcrum: A Concept for Efficient Imaging of Complex Orthopedic Trauma

  • Brandon Smith 

    Brandon A. Smith, M.B.A., M.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(VI), CIIP

    Brandon A. Smith, president of the ASRT Board of Directors, is the radiology clinical services lead for GE HealthCare, Solutions for Enterprise Imaging. A native of Texas, Brandon has been a registered and licensed medical imaging professional for more than 10 years. He is certified in radiography, vascular-interventional radiography and imaging informatics. As an advocate on various levels, Brandon has served on the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists board of directors, the ASRT Board of Directors and maintains multiple affiliate memberships. He holds a master’s in health care management and a master’s in radiologic sciences administration.


    Career Development and Professional Advocacy

  • Craig St. George, M.S., R.T.(R)(VI) 

    Craig St. George, M.S., R.T.(R)(VI)

    Craig St. George, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ director of education, began his health care career in the year 2000 as a patient transporter while studying radiography at Mayo Clinic Florida. He graduated in 2003 and over 11 years held various roles at Mayo Clinic: PRN radiographer, interventional radiology technologist, clinical instructor, interim radiography program director, IR supervisor and program director for the vascular internship. In 2013, Craig accepted the center operations manager position for American Access Care, a dialysis shunt management center. While there, Craig was a contract author for ASRT and later accepted the director of online education position with ASRT. He holds three associate degrees, a bachelor’s degree in professional development and advanced patient care, and a Master of Science in health care administration. As director of education, he leads the volunteers who help maintain ASRT’s curricula documents and manages online education, continuing education and the Request for Approval process.


    Career Development and Professional Advocacy

  • mike 

    Mike Staver

    Mike Staver is the author of "Leadership Isn't for Cowards" and an internationally respected speaker, author, and coach. Mike takes noisy, often complex, leadership content and makes it immediately useful, digestible, and entertaining. In all Mike's work, the goal is simple - helping leaders perform better and live better lives. To accomplish this, Mike uses counterintuitive perspectives, a storytelling style, and entertaining delivery that makes the often-challenging realities of work and life easier to absorb and put into practice. 

    Mike has degrees in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology. He is a Certified Speaking Professional and in 2022 was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. Companies from Federal Express and Miracle Ear to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Mayo Clinic have repeatedly invited him to contribute to the development of their leaders. Mike architected a training program ranked #1 by Training Magazine on their 2018 Training Top 125 list, which recognizes organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. That same program joined the Training Magazine Hall of Fame in 2019.

    In the last 30 years, Mike has influenced over 200,000 people in ways that have not only transformed thinking and action but improved results. His message is grounded in the belief that leadership is about influence regardless of position, title, or power.

    There's more, but frankly, while all of that took a lot of work the real work has been hard earned over the last 30 years in the trenches of businesses from health care to high-end security and guiding clients through a multitude of business struggles. Mike has seen it all and has taken those experiences and used them to help others build better lives and careers.


    How to Build a High-Performance Culture

  • Bethany Stearns, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT) 

    Bethany Stearns, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT)

    Bethany Stearns is an experienced technologist and educator. She completed her radiography education at Somerset Community College. She later earned a bachelor’s in imaging sciences from Morehead State University and a master’s in radiologic sciences from Southern Illinois University. She is certified and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in radiography, magnetic resonance and computed tomography.

    Bethany is a radiography faculty member at ECPI University, where her teaching approach combines academic rigor with real-world insights to ensure that her students are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the dynamic health care industry. She has a passion for education and specializes in the integration of technology into didactic instruction.

    Beyond her role in education, Bethany has made contributions to the profession through her published research and speaking engagements.


    Gamification in the Radiography Classroom

  • Kori Stewart 

    Kori Stewart, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(CT), CIIP

    Dr. Kori Stewart has been a dedicated educator and radiologic technologist since 2009 and holds certifications in radiography, computed tomography and imaging informatics. Dr. Stewart is an associate professor of diagnostic imaging at Quinnipiac University and teaches a variety of courses across the undergraduate radiologic sciences and graduate radiologist assistant programs.

    Dr. Stewart is an established author of several textbooks and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles. She has presented nationally on a variety of medical imaging topics, with a focus on imaging informatics and patient care, and she is passionate about sharing her love of lifelong learning.


    Hacking the Code of Engaging Publications

    Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

  • Christopher Stuart, D.C., R.T.(R)(CT) 

    Christopher Stuart, D.C., R.T.(R)(CT)

    Dr. Christopher Stuart possesses the distinction of holding two licenses and degrees in chiropractic and radiology technology. He owned and operated his own private practice in South Jersey for 20 years. Dr. Stuart earned the American Registry of Radiologic Technology radiography credential at a local community college, completing all testing required of a two-year program in one year to add to his repertoire, capitalizing on the extensive education and training chiropractors receive in radiology.

    He went on to become board certified in computed tomography and fell in love with the modality. In his last three years of private practice, Dr. Stuart achieved better outcomes for his patients by focusing on sleep quality through chiropractic care and physical medicine interventions. He was an adjunct teacher of x-ray physics for one semester at a local community college, has given several presentations for both professions and has authored three articles in the ASRT Scanner. He is currently a staff CT technologist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Philadelphia and authoring a memoir, 11 Rescues in 3 Summers: A Tale of a Jersey Ocean Lifeguard.


    Dual-energy CT for Imaging Herniated Discs

  • Jennifer Thompson, Ed.D., R.T. (R)(QM) 

    Jennifer Thompson, Ed.D., R.T. (R)(QM)

    Dr. Jennifer Thompson is a professor and program director at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She is the current chair of the Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists Board of Directors. She has served the affiliate for more than 15 years in many different positions, including ASRT delegate. She is a strong supporter of advocacy, and she sits on the Tennessee Board of Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy as a governor-selected radiologic technologist. Dr. Thompson believes in research in the imaging and therapeutic sciences and has a background in both qualitative and quantitative research. Dr. Thompson has led others on the path to interdisciplinary simulated learning. She has incorporated nursing with radiography in hospital simulations. She believes that collaboration is the key to understanding each modality and that most class assignments require multimodality interaction.


    Planning an Effective Interprofessional Educational Activity: Radiologic Technology and Nursing Simulations

  • Timothy Troncale, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR), ARMRIT, CPI  

    Timothy Troncale, B.S.R.S., R.T.(R)(MR), ARMRIT, CPI

    Timothy Troncale is a health care professional and medical imaging technologist with more than four decades of experience. For over two decades of that experience, he has been working as a medical imaging educator, primarily in magnetic resonance imaging. During his career, Tim has held positions as a technologist in radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance, and as a manager, marketer and director. Most recently, he worked as an MR advanced clinical product specialist for GE HealthCare. He has also been consulting in veterinary MR imaging. Tim has been an instructor for several MR technology programs, teaching MR physics, sectional anatomy, pathophysiology and patient care. He was an MR program director at one of those institutions for nearly a decade. He is also a certified postsecondary instructor. Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in radiologic sciences from AdventHealth University of Orlando, Florida.


    Optimizing Your MR Imaging Parameters: Virtual Console Simulator

  • Kelli Welch Haynes, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, FAEIRS 

    Kelli Welch Haynes, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, FAEIRS

    Dr. Kelli Welch Haynes is a tenured professor and department head for the School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Welch Haynes graduated from Northwestern with her Bachelor of Science, Midwestern State with her Master of Science and the University of Louisiana with her doctorate in education. She has published several articles and given more than 125 presentations at the state, national and international level. Dr. Welch Haynes is a co-author of the textbook Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, and she currently serves as a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and an editorial review board member for the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc. She is an ASRT Fellow and an AEIRS fellow.


    Balancing Patient-centered Care, Practice Standards and Ethics in Radiology Practice