Board 2018-2022

Donna Newman


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I began my career in radiography in 1990. I graduated from the St. Alexis School of Radiologic Technology in North Dakota and worked in radiography for a year before moving to nuclear medicine. I spent my evenings at school learning nuclear medicine. I finished my bachelor’s degree during the day. I have spent the past 18 years in nuclear medicine and have earned advanced certifications in PET, or positron emission tomography, and cardiology.
In 2005, I helped start the PET and Cardiac PET department at MeritCare Medical Group in Fargo, N.D., a 585-bed facility. I manage the PET department. MeritCare has two PET scanners, one in the cancer centre for oncology and CT planning and the other in the heart centre. MeritCare is one of only 100 facilities in the United States performing rubidium cardiac PET scans.
I have had many profession opportunities throughout my career at MeritCare including helping to start a preceptor training programme for facilities adding cardiac PET imaging. I led our PET centre’s accreditation process by the American College of Radiology, or ACR. MeritCare’s oncology PET department has been approved for its second three-year term by ACR and our cardiac PET department has also passed accreditation.
I have been a clinical preceptor, teaching nuclear medicine students in our area, and I am working with a cardiologist on a PET research project. I have had many opportunities to be involved in the purchase of new PET equipment, and I enjoy public speaking engagements on cardiac PET and oncology PET imaging. I have just finished collaborating on a national Webcast for medical centres contemplating starting cardiac PET imaging.
Nuclear medicine technology has been a very exciting profession to work in and has provided me with many opportunities for growth. I have been actively involved in my profession from the beginning of my career, serving on city and state professional boards before advancing to leadership roles in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, (ASRT), where I served on the Board of Directors for five years. I owe much of my success to what I have learned through my involvement with the ASRT.   

NAME:            Donna Newman B.A. RT ( R ) CNMT F.A.S.R.T

ADDRESS:            300 NP Ave #307
                Fargo, North Dakota 58102

EMPLOYMENT:        Nuclear Medicine/PET/CT LEAD                                                                        1990-Present
                Sanford Health Group, Fargo, North Dakota                                        Call, Quality Control, Processing, Scanning, Patient Care

                Staff Technologist/On-call                    1995-Present
                Heartland Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota
                Call, Quality Control, Processing, Scanning, Patient Care
                Staff Radiograph/On-call                    1989-1990
                St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, North Dakota                                    Call, Processing, Scanning, Patient Care, File Work

                Weekend Staff Technologist                    1990
                St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dickinson, North Dakota
                Call, Quality Control, Scanning, Patient Care, File Work

                Weekend Staff Technologist                    1989-1990
                Hazen Memorial Hospital, Hazen, North Dakota
                Call, Processing, Scanning, Patient Care, File Work

                Bachelor Degree of University Studies                1998
                Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota

                Nuclear Medicine Technology Board Certification            1995

                American Registry of Radiologic Technologists            1990
                Certificate in Radiologic Sciences                    1990
                St. Alexius School of Radiologic Technology, Bismarck, North Dakota

                High School Diploma                        1983
                Bishop Ryan High School, Minot, North Dakota    

                International Society of Radiographers and Radiological         2000-Present

                Society of Nuclear Medicine                    2000-Present
                American Society of Radiologic Technologists            1993-Present

                North Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists    
(Life Member)        1991-Present



International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine:
Achieving Change in Practice on December, Vienna, Austria Speaker, ISRRT Priorities and Initiatives Influenced by the Bonn  
Call for Action, Summary of Contributed Papers Nuclear Medicine and Hybrid Imaging session Dec,2017 

Associated Science Meeting at RSNA Speaker overview of talk on “Developing Scope of Practice of Radiographer from the  ISRRT Perspective- Chicago    Nov 2017

 WHO Medi¬cal Devices for Cancer Management is targeting Low and middle-income setting”-Content Expert, Advisory  Committee Co-Author    Sept 2016-2018    

North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Licensing
Board Nuclear Medicine representative             Aug 2016-2019                                    
ASRT Nuclear Medicine Chapter Vice Chairman            July 2017-2018

ASRT Scanner Editorial Advisory Panel member             June 2016-2018

ISRRT Pre-Congress Workshop: Facing Challenges of Radiation
 Protection in the 21st Century-ISRRT Response to Bonn Call for 
Action, Speaker -Healthcare 2016 Justification a Team approach                                                Oct 2016

 WHO document “Communication radiation risks in pediatric
 imaging: Information to support health care discussions about
 benefit and risk”. – Content expert Co-Author             Oct 2016

ASRT Practice Standards Council member, Nuclear Medicine     July 2017-2021

ASRT Practice Standards Council Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee July 2016-2017
ASRT Practice Standards Council LXMO Subcommittee         July 2016-2017
68world Health Assembly side Event speaker imaging for saving
 Kids-Inside Story about Patient Safety in Pediatric Radiology
 –Geneva Switzerland                         May 2015

ASRT Nuclear Medicine Delegate                 2014-2016

International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection: 
Enhancing the Protection of Workers-Gaps, Challenges and Developments, Speaker—Occupational Dose in Medicine:
 A Technologist perspective, Vienna Austria             Dec, 2014

 Draft Committee (DS399) IAEA Radiation Safety guide in Medical  Uses of ionizing Radiation, Supplement to Basic Safety Standards,
 Chapter 5 Nuclear Medicine ,Co- Author                     April, 2013 

Draft Committee (DS 399) IAEA Radiation Safety guide in Medical
 Uses of ionizing Radiation, Supplement to Basic Safety Standards,
 Chapter 1 and Chapter2 (Background, objective, scope and structure
 Of safety guide and frame work for Nuclear medicine, Radiology
 And Interventional Safety guide,                     April, 2013

 ASRT elevation to Fellow                    2013
                ASRT North Dakota Affiliate Delegate                2013

International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, 
Setting the Scene for the Next Decade: Cosponsored IAEA and
 WHO, Bonn Germany Speaker, Cardiac Pet imaging        Dec, 2012

WHO second Workshop on Radiation risk communication
 in pediatric Imaging, Speaker-Role Technologist plays,
 Bonn Germany                            Dec- 2012

                ISRRT Director of Professional Practice /International Board     2010-2018
                ISRRT Session Chair 16th Annual World Congress,        Sept 2010
                Gold Coast Australia 

                ISRRT Session Chair 15th Annual World Congress        April, 2008
 Durban, South Africa

ISRRT Delegate Annual world Congress
Denver, Colorado                        2006

ISRRT Delegate Annual World Congress
Hong Kong                            2004

                ASRT delegate for ISRRT                    2004-2010

                ASRT Board of Directors Chairman                2004

                ASRT Education and Research Foundation board of Trustee    2003-2004

                ASRT PET/CT Educational Project                2002

                ASRT Radiologist Assistant Advisory Panel            2002

                ASRT President Board of Directors                2001-2002

                ASRT Vice President of Directors                2000

                ASRT Leadership Academy Workshop                2000

                ASRT Governance Committee                    1999

                ASRT Board of Directors                    1999

                ASRT Treasurer Secretary                    1999

                ASRT Affiliate Management Boot camp Conference        1998

                ASRT National Committee on Chapter                1996-1998

                ASRT Annual Conference Moderator                1996-1998

                ASRT Chairman Credentials Committee                1998-1999

                ASRT National Committee on Bylaws                1998

                ASRT National Chairmen Commission on Administration        1997-1998

                ASRT National Committee on Nuclear Medicine            1996-1997

                ASRT Affiliate Delegate to House Delegate            1996-2000

                ASRT National Committee to Research and Development        1997

                ASRT Tellers                            1997

                ASRT Sergeant-at-arms                        1997

                ASRT Reference Committee on Professional Practice        1997

                ASRT Member of National Commission on Administration    1996

                ASRT National Reference Committee on Administration        1996-1997

                NDSRT Licensure committee, Chairman Bill writing committee    2015

                NDSRT Life Member                         2003

                SDSRT Sister Cuthbert Barclay Memorial lecture            2003

                NDSRT Lester Shook Honorary Lecture                2002

                NDSRT First Place Essay Technologist                 2001

                NDSRT Second Place Exhibit Technologist             2000

                NDSRT First Place Essay Technologist                2000

                NDSRT First Exhibit Technologist                1999 

                NDSRT Technologist of the Year                    1997

                NDSRT First Exhibit Technologist                1997

                NDSRT State Board Chairman                    1997

                NDSRT State Committee Co-Chairmen                1997

                NDSRT State Committee on Licensure                1992-2003

                NDSRT Intermediate Board Member                1996

                NDSRT State Committee on Education                1996

                NDSRT President                        1994-1995

                NDSRT Vice President                        1993

                NDSRT State Membership Committee Chairmen            1993

                NDSRT State Nominations Committee Chairmen            1993

                NDSRT Charity Committee Chairmen                1993

                NDSRT Hospitality Committee Chairmen                1993

                NDSRT Moderator                        1993

                NDSRT Committee for Clara B. Sanger Scholarship        1993


                SEDRT District Secretary                    1990-1992


New Technology: How to bring a new service on board
 And build a business Plan (Case study on Cardiac RB 
Pet start up at Sanford Health System)                June 2012

Cardiac perfusion imaging: What Role Does Rb Pet?
And Coronary Reserve Play in this environment             April 2012

Cardiac Pet Imaging: Why Now?
AHRA 38th Annual Meeting, Washington DC            Aug 2010 

Economic and Efficiencies of Cardiac PET: An Administrator’s 
Point of View 
Continuing Medical Education Certified Live Webcast, Scepter    June 2009

Economic and Efficiencies of Cardiac pet an administrator’s 
Point of view
AHRA 37th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV            Aug 2009

Cardiac RB PET Imaging
NDSRT 59th annual State Conference, Fargo ND            April, 2009

Positron Emission Technology in your practice 
Medical Group Management Association Cardiovascular/
Thoracic Surgery and Cardiology
Assembly (CSCA) Pre conference, Philadelphia            Oct 2007

The role PET play in Melanoma
Aberdeen and Bemidji Areas HIS MIP conference 25th
Annual conference Fargo, ND                    Aug 2007

Cardiac Pet
Eastern Iowa’s subchapter of SNM Current trends
And application, Cedar Rapids                    April 2006

The Role Technologist play in PET Imaging
53rd Annual State Conference NSRT, Bismarck ND        April, 2003

The Role Technologist play in PET Imaging
Hawaii Society of Radiologic Technologist Annual Meeting,
 Hawaii                                May, 2003

Role of PET in Evaluation of Pulmonary Nodules and 
Management of Lung Cancer
55th Annual SDSRT conference, Watertown SD            May 2003

The Role FDG PET play’s in Lung Cancer
Indian Health Care System Medical Imaging Program 20th
Annual Aberdeen and Bemidji area                Aug, 2002

PET Imaging for Solid Pulmonary Nodules
Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologist 71st
Annual conference, Grand Island Nebraska            April, 2002

Lester Shook Honorary Lecture” The role of PET in
 Evaluation of Pulmonary Nodules and Management
 Of Lung cancer, NDSRT 52nd Annual Conference, Minot ND    April, 2002

Gallium Imaging Verse FDG PET Imaging
NDSRT Fall workshop, Grand Fork, ND                Oct, 2001

Gallium Imaging Verses FDG PET Imaging for Hodgkin’s 
Indian Health Care System Medical Imaging 19th Annual Aberdeen
And Bemidji conference                        Aug 2001

Pediatric Sedation and Alternative Methods of Sedation
Connecticut Society of Radiologic Technologist 59th Annual 
Meeting, Waterbury, CT                        April, 2001

Pediatric Sedation Verses Alternative Methods
Iowa society of Radiologic Technologists 62nd Annual Meeting 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa                        Sept, 2000

Pediatric Sedation
West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists,
48th Annual Conference, Charleston, WV                Oct, 2000

Pediatric Sedation and Alternate Methods
NDSRT annual Conference 50th Annual meeting, Grand Fork, ND    April, 2000

Pediatric Sedation and Alternative Method in Radiology
NDSRT Fall Workshop, Jamestown ND                Oct, 1999

Katsifarakis Dimitris

Chief Executive Officer
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Master of Health Sciences (MHS)
National School of Public Health, Athens 
Received with High Distinction.

Registered theoretical and clinical instructor
National School of Public Health, Athens

Radiological Technologist (BSc)
School of health Professions, Technological Educational Institution of   Athens Greece (TEI)

Post graduate Courses

Social Media Expert on inbound methodology
Hubspot Academy (www.

Staff Management-Organization of Public Services

National School of Public Administration, Athens.

Working relationships in public health sector and E.U.’ Issues

National School of Public Administration, Athens

Radiation Protection Supervisor

School of Radiography of the Central Middlesex Hospital of London, UK.


ERASMUS scholarship funded by the EEC

Guy’s Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, Royal Brompton Hospital, King’s College Hospital) and visit to the Society and the College of Radiography, London

Professional Carrier

Retired after having completed 35,5 years of  work in  the Public Health Sector.  

Advisor to the General Director of the 2nd Hellenic Health Care District.

Chief Executive Officer of the General Hospital of Mytilene (Lesvos) and General Hospital of Lemnos

Appointed CEO by the Minister of Heath

Manager of the Professions Supplementary to medicine
Tzaneio State Hospital, Athens

Head of the Radiography staff 

Attikon University Hospital, Athens

Deputy Manager of professions Supplementary to medicine
Tzaneio State Hospital, Athens

Superintendent Radiographer in charge

Cardiac Imaging Suite at the Tzaneio Hospital, Athens

Teaching experience

Lecturer at the National School of Public Health Athens. 

Master’s degree courses of “Medical use of the ionizing radiation: Radiation injuries from ionizing Radiation”.

Instructor on “Health and Safety issues on the Laboratory working environment”.

Post graduate course of the Center of Vocational Training of “Evangelismos General Hospital” of Athens.

Instructor on “Use of the biomedical technology for the primary care units”  

Post graduate course of the Center of Vocational Training of “Metaxa Cancer Hospital” Piraeus. 

Invited lecturer on “Radiation Protection, Quality Assurance of the imaging procedure and Ethics” 

Radiography Program Tartu Medical School, Estonia.

Lecturer on “Radiation protection of the staff in a cancer hospital, Radionuclide accident during patient’s treatment” 

Post graduate course of the Center of Vocational Training of “Metaxa Cancer hospital” Piraeus. 

Instructor  on “Training of junior radiographers to on Quality imaging and radiation protection ” 

Post graduate program of the Center of Vocational Training of “Tzaneio hospital” Piraeus..

Project Manager  on the “Training of junior radiographers to newer Imaging modalities” 

Post-graduate program, of the Center of Vocational Training of “Tzaneio hospital” Piraeus.

Instructor on “Radiographic Image’s interpretation”, at   the post graduate program, 

Center of Vocational Training of “Sismanogleio hospital” of Athens.

Instructor on the subject of “ethics and professional behavior of the radiographer as a health professional”  

Post graduate Course of  the Center of Vocational Training of “Sismanogleio Hospital” of Athens: “Vocational training of unemployment radiographers”.

Instructor on the subject of “ethics and professional behavior of the radiographer as a health professional”  

Post graduate Course of  the Center of Vocational Training of “Sismanogleio Hospital” of Athens: “Vocational training of unemployment radiographers.” 

Project Manager of the course “Vocational training of unemployment radiographers”
Center of Vocational Training “Sismanoglio Hospital of Athens.

Instructor on “Pediatric diagnostic imaging: The child is not a small adult” 

Post- graduate course for radiographers of the Center of Vocational Training “Agia Sophia Children Hospital” of Athens.

Instructor on “Deterioration of the radiation dose to patient during conventional X-ray examination”

Post graduate Course of the Center of Vocational Training at “Tzaneio hospital” Greece. 

Project Manager of the program of studies

“ASKLEPIOS S.A.”  School for X-ray machine users in Athens.

Lecturer on the module of “Radiographic Principles”

School of Radiological Technologists, Technological Educational Institution – TEI (Athens Greece).

Professional and Scientific activities

ISRRT’s representative expert to the IAEA’s “Workshop for the development of harmonized QC Protocols for diagnostic Radiology”


ISRRT’s representative to the HERCA meeting on “Justification of Medical Exposures in Europe” 

Hosted by the IAEA, Vienna.

ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting of Justification of medical Exposure and the Use of appropriateness Criteria”

Organized by the IAEA, Vienna. 

ISRRT’s representative to the “WHO/IRPA/IOMP workshop on Radiation Protection safety Culture”. 

Hosted in WHO headquarters, Geneva. 

ISRRT’s representative to the “Holland Association Symposium”. 

Held  by HAS, Amsterdam

Invited expert to advice the IAEA on the “Review of Audit requirements regarding the QUADRIIL Document”, 

IAEA, Vienna

ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting of Justification of medical Exposure and the Use of appropriateness Criteria” 

Organized by the IAEA in Vienna

ISRRT’s representative to the HERCA meeting on “Justification of Medical Exposures in Europe”

Hosted in FANC, Brussels.

ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting of Justification of medical Exposure and the Use of appropriateness Criteria” 

Organized by the IAEA in Vienna.

Moderator of the scientific session on “Smart Hospital Organization” of the annual congress of Hellenic Hospital Managers. 

Organized by the Hellenic Association of Hospital Managers, Athens.

Moderator of the session “Evidence based practice in medical imaging: a tool to improve the quality of care”, 

ECR 2014, Vienna.

Moderator of the two Scientific Sessions  at the 18th ISRRT World Congress 

ISRRT, Helsinki.
ISRRT’s representative to the Nordic Radiology  Congress 

Bergen, Norway.

ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting on the Smart Card /Smart Tracking Dose project”

Organized by the IAEA, Vienna.

ISRRT’s representative to the “15th Italian conference of Rad. Technologists”.

Rimini, Italy.

Participation as member of the working group on interventional procedures representing ISRRT- EFRS.

Assembly of EMAN-ALARA project, Vienna.

Member of the working group to the EMAN Workshop on Occupational exposures optimization


ISRRT’s representative to the “Technical Meeting on long Term Recording of Patient Doses in diagnostic and interventional procedures”

Organized by the IAEA, Vienna.

ISRRT’s representative to the “International Conference on Radiation Protection in medicine”, Medical University of Varna.

Committee member for Interventional Radiology (representing ISRRT-EFRS) to the EMAN_ALARA Project.

Chairman of the Scientific Subcommittee “Radiographers” at ECR 2008.

ECR , Vienna

President of the PanHellenic Society of Radiological Technologists.

ISRRT’s representative to the 10th European ALARA network Workshop,  

ALARA network,, Prague.

ISRRT’s representative   to the Board Meeting of the European ALARA Network ALARA network (, Paris.

ISRRT’s Director of Professional Matters, Europe-Africa region.

Re-elected member of the Scientific Council of the Tzaneio State Hospital.

Chairman   of the “3rd PanHellenic Radiography Congress”.

Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Vice-President of the PanHellenic Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Member elected, of the Scientific Council of the Tzaneio State Hospital, as a representative of the non-medical scientific staff.

Moderator at a Scientific Session   of the ECR 2000.

ECR2000, Vienna.

Moderator of the session “Research in radiography”

ECR97, Vienna.

President of the PanHellenic Society of Radiologic Technologists. 

Member of the Scientific Committee at the “Radiology Centennial 95”

Xth Conference of ISRRT, Amsterdam.

Moderator of the session: «The handling of multi trauma patient” 

 ECR95, Vienna.

Member of the Scientific Subcommittee “Radiographers” 

ECR, Vienna.

Chairman of the local Organizing Committee of the “9th International Teachers’ Seminar of ISRRT”. 

Itea, Greece.

Board member of the PanHellenic society of Radiologic  Technologists.

Council Member of ISRRT representing the Pan-Hellenic Society of Radiol. Technologists.


D. Katsifarakis: “Health Economic Systems: How Do They Influence Radiology?” V15 - Issue 4, 2015.  

Available  at

D. Katsifarakis “Safety Culture Practice by the Radiographer/RT in Europe and the influence of the ISRRT to that” 

News and Views, ISRRT, August 2015, p.32-33.

D. Katsifarakis “Smart Card/Smart Tracking Dose project: How aware are we of it?”

News and Views, ISRRT, April 2014, p. 50-51.

D. Katsifarakis: “Evolution of the EU radiation protection legislation: An overview”

News and Views, ISRRT, November 2013, p.52-53.

D. Katsifarakis (2000). ”Principles of radiographic imaging”, 156 pages.

Greek language, Athens. 

D. Katsifarakis “Quality control of the Image processing” in G. Malachias and all: “Quality assurance of the X-ray department”. 

160 pages (Greek language), Athens..

D. Katsifarakis (1995): “Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. A brief presentation of the life of a great scientist”.

Health Review 6(37) 53-55, Athens.
20 publications regarding health professions and medical profession specialties 
On the quarterly issued journal “Health Review”, Athens.

Editor in Chief of the journal “Medical Imaging” 

Professional journal of the Panhellenic Society of Radiological Technologists, Athens. 
D. Katsifarakis (1992): “Professional framework of the radiological technologists: Trade union utopia or a real need?” 
Health Review 3(16), 64-65.
D. Katsifarakis (1990): “Is measurable the diagnostic value of a radiograph?” 
Health Review 1:5, 45-47.
D. Katsifarakis: “Quality Control” (Chapter 23). 
in K. Skaliotis:”The theory and the technique of the medical radiography”, 2nd edition.

D. Katsifarakis, S. Laskas (1985):”Radiological examination of the skull”: 

Hellenic Radiation Technology 1 :( 2).

Presentations in International Scientific meetings

Invited lecturer and member of the Scientific Committee of the “TARAD 2015”  Seminar on radiation protection: “Clinical audit in radiology and the role of the Radiologic technologist on it”, and “European Union’s Directives on radiation protection and their impact to the radiography profession in Europe”.

Organized by the Uskudar University, 19-20 December, Istanbul, Turkey.

Invited lecturer on “QA/QC and Clinical audit for radiographers working in diagnostic radiology (theoretical and practical)” 

IAEA’s regional training course, 18-21 May, Prague..

Invited speaker on “Professional challenges of the 21rst cent. in Europe and the respond of the Radiographer’s CPD to them”. 

11th Ulusal Radyotechnoloji Kongresi” organized by TMRT-DER , Antalya, Turkey.

Invited speaker on “The influence of the health economics systems on radiology” 

ECR2015, Vienna.

Invited speaker on “European Directives on Radiation Protection” 

 Symposium of medical Imagine and radiation protection, organized by the Aydin University of Istanbul, Turkey.

Invited lecturer on “Radiobiology and Radiation protection in Interventional Radiology” 

Workshop co-sponsored by ISRRT and EFRS in Kaunas Lithuania.   

Invited speaker on: “Sharing experience in day-to-day practice of the supporting staff in interventional radiology departments”. 

Refresher Course at CIRSE 2010, Valencia Spain.

ISRRT’s representative  and speaker on “Improving ALARA culture in Europe: R.T’s perspective” 

International Conference on Radiation Protection in medicine, Varna.

Invited speaker on “Overview of EU and EURATOM legislation for radiographers / technologists” 

GE Healthcare’s Symposium Vienna.
Invited speaker on “Workplace safety and environment of care: Consideration for the Radiologic Technologist”. 

GE Healthcare Satellite symposium during ISRRT/ASRT Conference, USA.

Invited speaker on “Health and safety in the medical imaging environment: the impact of the EU legislation” 

GE Healthcare Satellite symposium Vienna.

Refresher course’s speaker on “Ethical Issues for imaging professionals” 

 ECR2003, Vienna.

Refresher course’s speaker on “Effective communication on radiation risk: Concepts and techniques for radiographers”. 

AMSRAY XII ISRRT World Congress, Amsterdam.

Invited speaker on “Radiology waste management: practices and legislation” 

2eme Congress European Radiographers Saint Etienne, France.

Moderator at a session of the ECR 2000.

Invited speaker on “Radiographers as gate-keepers in dose reduction”

 “6eme Journee Stefanoise Radiological Technologists, Saint Etienne-France.


Refresher course’s speaker on  “Radiographers as gate keepers in patient dose reduction”  

ECR’99, Vienna.
Speaker on “Evaluation of the scattered dose radiation delivered during coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty”.
Xth European-African Conference of the ISRRT, The Hague.

Speaker on “Producing a wire model of Cardiac vessels to teach junior Radiographer in the Cardiac laboratory”. 

IXth European – African Conference ISRRT, Vienna.

Speaker on “Radiographer's Education in Greece”

“9th International Teacher’s Seminar, ISRRT/WHO Itea Greece.
Invited speaker on “Professional profile of the Greek Radiologic Technologist” 

5th Congress of the Portuguese Society of radiographers, Lisbon.

ISRRT’s meetings Participation as a Council member

ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Brighton.

ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Reykjavik.

ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Tallinn.

ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Malta.

ISRRT’s European sub region council Meeting, Amsterdam.

ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Chalkida, Greece.

ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting, Bruce, Belgium

ISRRT’s European sub region Council Meeting,Lisbon,Portugal 

Regional meeting of the ISRRT on "The role of Radiographer in Europe”
Oslo, Norway.

"Meeting C.E.C - National Societies of European Radiographers", 3 – 4/12, Luxemburg.

European region ISRRT’s meeting on  "The role of Radiographer in Europe”
Zeist – the Netherlands

HENRE meetings (Professional sub-group)

The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE), 

Professional’s working group meeting, Halkida, Greece.
The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE).
General Assembly, Malta. 

The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE), 
Professional’s working group meeting,  Nicosia, Cyprus.

The Higher Education Network for Radiography in Europe (HENRE)
Professional’s working group meeting, Stockholm.

Presentations in Scientific meetings in Greece

“The contribution of digital imaging to the rationalization of resources of the hospital”

Round table discussion during the 18th Radiology Congress, Athens,

”Supply chain in the imaging department” 

Conference on Hospital Management, Athens

“E.U. Directives on health and safety in ionizing radiation departments” 

2nd Hellenic Congress for Health and safety at work, Alexandroupoli.

“Radiographer’s role in modern demanding times” 

18th Inter- university Radiology Congress University of Ioannina. 

“Quality Functioning of the Imaging department: Opportunities and Threats”. 

Symposium of the Union of Private Practiced Radiologists, Athens.

“Radiation Protection in the Cardiac Suite”

 Symposium of the Hellenic Heart Society, Athens.

“Ethical Issues on imaging procedure” 

4rth Radiography Symposium, Chalkida.

“The history of written  imaging report from the U.K. Radiographers”

 3rd PanHellenic Congress on Health Service Management, Thessaloniki.

“Total Quality management: The establishment of the quality criteria”

 2th Radiology Congress, Athens.

‘Total quality management in imaging department”

 Seminar by the Red Cross hospital, Athens.

“EURATOM Directive 97/43”

Round table discussion, on the “ 9th inter-university radiology congress” University of Athens, Athens.

“Radiographer: Health Care Professional or just worker?” 

Hellenic conference organized by the Pan-Hellenic Society of Rad. Technologists, Volos .

“Quality assurance in diagnostic imaging: utopia or real need?”

Conference, of the “Aglaia Kyriakos Children Hospital”, Athens.

“Accurate diagnosis: A procedure of valuable information collection -Role of the Radiographer” 

Congress on the  «European Hospital», Athens . 

”Estimation of functional costs in the cardio-angio suite” 

Presentation on study day, organized by the journal "Health Review” Athens.

“Practical issues on radiation protection”. 

Thematic Conference, “Radiation protection to daily practice”, Giannitsa.

“Role of the Radiographer in Magnetic Resonance” 

9th Radiology Congress, Athens 1993

“Artifacts form the processing. The Radiographer’s contribution”

 2nd Seminar of PASTA, April, 1993.

“Role of the Radiographer in the Cardiac Suite” 

1st Hellenic Symposium of Radiography, Athens.


“Quality control of the processor” 

Seminar for Radiographers, on Quality Assurance in radiography, Giannitsa.

“Sensitometer: Film screen system” 
1rst PanHellenic Seminar for Radiographers on Quality Assurance in radiography, Itea.

“Quality Assurance Program: Why we need it?” 

2ο Hellenic Radiography Congress with International participation.  Athens.

“Anti-scatter grids, physical and radiographic characteristics”

7th Hellenic Radiology Congress, Thessaloniki. 

“Radiographers on the field of Diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy” 

Discussion during  the 5th Hellenic Radiology Congress,Athens.

Member of Committees of the Greek Ministry of Health

Member to the Special Committee for the Ionizing radiation of ministry of Health, as representative of the Greek Radiologic Technologists .
Greek law 3868, article 23.

Committee member examining the terms and conditions of given professional recognition to the Greek radiographers, 
Ministry of Health, 1999


Philippe Gerson


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Philippe qualified as a radiographer in 1981 at the hospital Hotel Dieu , the oldest hospital in Europe. The hospital was built in the year 651 and is close to Notre Dame Cathedral. Philippe became Chief Radiographer in 1990. From 2005  to 2015 He managed the Department of Radiology which, since 2005,  includes the management of nuclear medicine and functional explorations.

Now he is  the coordinator  of all  the paramedical staff ( radiographer , nurses ...)of his hospital . 

Philippe  was ISRRT ‘ s council member for France between 1995 and  2010 and Regional Co-ordinator Public Relations  for Europe and Africa from 2002 to 2005. Thanks to the late Marion Frank  and  Adrian Finch Philippe he has been very involved in Africa. Philippe has been very active in this part of the world organizing several workshops and conferences in Tanzania  Burkina Faso , Cameroon, Ivory Coast , Gabon, Benin ,Togo Congo  and the next one in September in Senegal .

He has been appointed by the French Red Cross as an expert to set up Radiology Departments  in Health Day Care Centres for AIDS  in Africa specially in Congo, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Gabon. Philippe has also organised one workshop in Vietnam in 2000 and was appointed by the University of Hai Duong in Vietnam as consultant  in 2009 .

He has been nominated as ISRRT vice president for Europe and Africa  during the world congress in Australia and alos received the marion frank award there .
Since  the last  ISRRT world congress ( Trinitad ) he is the new  ISRRT treasurer.

Philippe is an active member of the French Society  of Radiographers (AFPPE)  and has been Vice President since 2009 and Director of the International Relationship Department since 1995. He has been invited as guest speaker in many countries all over the world and presented several times  papers about his activities in Africa , research in radiology in works of Art  and his tragic experience about terrorists attacks ( novemeber paris 2015 )

Philippe is married to Frederique who helps him now in the ISRRT and during the workshops In Africa . Philippe ‘s hobbies are “like a good  French man”, cooking and tasting wines and watching a rugby match on Saturday afternoon is one of his great pleasure for the week end.

Terry Ell

Vice President of the Americas

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Terry graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) in Cellular and Microbiology in 1978. He received the Diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1980. After working as a technologist at a large metropolitan hospital for several years, he taught Nuclear Medicine at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. From 1986-2013 he worked as the Nuclear Medicine Clinical Co-ordinator at the Foothills Hospital. He is currently a facilitated learning and development specialist for Alberta Health Services. Over the years he has received his masters and Doctoral degrees in Education specialising in instructional design and preceptorships.
For more than 25 years Terry has been involved with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) primarily as a member of various education committees. As a provincial councillor, he has also been active in the development and business of the Provincial College of Radiation Technologists and Therapists. 

Sharon Wartenbee

Regional Director The Americas

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Sharon is a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist and Bone Densitometry Technologist at Avera Medical Group McGreevy Clinic in Sioux falls, South Dakota, USA. With over 35 years experience she has credentials from the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) in radiography and bone densitometry. She has also obtained bone densitometry certification from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD).

Professionally Sharon has held offices and chaired numerous committees in the local and  state organisations where she continues to be actively involved in legislative activities. She was awarded "Life Membership" in the South Dakota Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1996.

On the national level Sharon has represented the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) on various project groups, task forces, commissions and committees. She is currently serving as a Bone Densitometry Chapter Delegate in the House of Delegates and is a member of the ASRT Practice Standards Council. Sharon was elevated to a "Fellow" of the ASRT in20019.

Sharon is experienced as an educational meeting coordinator and has lectured locally, at state affiliates and national organisations.


Vice President Asia/Australasia

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Dr.Napapong Pongnapang is an assistant professor and the director for the Master of Sciences degree programme in Radiological Technology at the Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University in the city of Bangkok,Thailand. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Radiological Technology from Mahidol University in 1994. He holds a Master’s degree in medical physics from the same institute in 1996. He attended the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in San Antonio, Texas, USA and received his doctoral degree in Radiology- Medical Physics in 2002.
Napapong’s professional expertise includes; physics measurements in radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, operational heath physics and radiography education.
He holds dual professional qualifications as a licensed professional radiographer and a medical physicist. In Thailand Napapong is a member of the Radiological Technologist professional practice committee, the Ministry of Public Health. He is very active in radiography professional practice and education in Thailand and in the Asia region. Napapong has been invited to teach in number of universities/institutes in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos. Napapong has been involved with international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as he has been an IAEA expert in diagnostic radiological physics since 2009. He was also involved in the set up of a Diploma program in radiography in Laos under the World Health Organisation (WHO) funded project.

Tan Chek Wee

Regional Director Asia/Australasia

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Chek Wee is the Principal Radiotherapist at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore. She received her Diploma in Radiography (Radiotherapy) at the School of Radiography, Bachelor of Science in Radiographic Studies from London Southbank University and Bachelor of Science (Econs) in Management Studies at London University. She is also a certified Medical Dosimetrist with the America Dosimetry Certification Board. She is currently pursuing her Master in Radiotherapy Planning.
Chek Wee has been the president of the Singapore Society of Radiographers (SSR) since 2010 and also served as Honorary Secretary for SSR from 1998 - 2002 and 2005 - 2007. She was elected as Regional Co-ordinator for Public Relations for the Asia/Australasia Region of the ISRRT between 2006 - 2010. Chek Wee is currently actively involved in the implementation committee for the Ministry of Health Singapore and also a member of the Accreditation Committee for the Allied Health Profession in Singapore since 2014.

Hakon Hjemly

Vice President Europe Africa

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Håkon Hjemly professional background

Håkon Hjemly is Manager of Policy at the Norwegian Society of Radiographers. His main responsibilities for the society are related to professional role development of radiographers and to health political issues and has held the position since 2008. He has a master degree in clinical health, focusing on role development for radiographers, and post graduate education in both digital imaging processing and in x-ray protection. Prior to the work for his Society, he had variety of roles in both private and public sector in Norway; Clinical Radiographer, QA-administrator, Manager, Radiation Protection Officer, Product Specialist and Sales Representative (CT, Mammography and C-arm). He was a pioneer in identifying pitfalls and establishing quality assurance controls regarding the process in digitalisation of medical imaging, at several x-ray departments in Norway. He has been chairing and delivering a high number of presentations at national and international conferences. Håkon was elected member of the EFRS election committee in 2010, but stepped out when nominated (and later elected) for Treasurer in the 2011-2014 board term. He held the role of EFRS Vice President for 2014-2015 and President 2015-2017.


Tim Agadakos

Regional Director Europe

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Surname : Agadakos
First Name : Euthimios (Tim)
Date of birth : 23rd of January 1971
Place of birth : Sydney, Australia
Address : Miriofitou 59, Egaleo, 14222, Athens, Greece
Phone :+306976574767

Mr AGADAKOS Euthimios or Tim as known by most, is the president of the Panhellenic Society of Radiological Technolo-gists since 2010,  and an associate clinical lecturer of the West Attica University. His major areas of interest are CT, radiation protection, patient safety. He is committed to promoting CPD, continuous quality improvement in medical imaging and radiographer role development.

He received his secondary education in Pireaus, Greece. His professional history as a radiographer begins in the late 80s, when Tim returned to Sydney to continue his studies. His ter-tiary education was completed with a degree in Medical Radia-tion Technology (Diagnostic Radiography) at Sydney University. In 2011, he was awarded a MSc in Health Services Management from the National School of Public Health in Athens. Currently he is completing his PhD thesis in Medicine at the University of Athens.

His employment appointments include a 5 year period where he was a practicing radiographer and ultrasonographer in various private practices in Sydney.

In 1995, when he relocated to Athens, he commenced working in a large teaching hospital as a diagnostic radiographer. He is currently the chief radiographer of the Medical Imaging Department and has been working in the CT unit since its establishment in 1999. He recently designed and established CT protocols on a 128 MSCT system whilst benchmarking departmental Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRL) compared to the national DRLs. Tim is also a key member of the department’s ISO working group and the PACS committee. He has also developed technical specifications of medical imaging  systems for public procurement. In 2017, he was elected on the hospital’s scientific council.

All these years, he has been actively involved in national and European scientific congresses with presentations in ECR 2004 and ECR 2008, ESUR 2009, CIRSE 2010, ECMP 2016 as a speaker, moderator, and a member of both scientific and organizing committees. In 2016 and 2017 he was the ISRRT delegate at the HERCA MultiStakeholder workshops where he presented ISRRT’s statements and flow chart model on justification by radiographers. In 2017 he observed the IAEA meeting on Unintended and Accidental Medical Exposures.

Furthermore he designs, delivers and evaluates health care CPD programs for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Euthimios is a registered educator in healthcare by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (Greece) and is often invited to design and deliver CPD programs in Educational Institutions of both, the public and private sector. 

In addition, he represents radiographers’ interests as a voting member in special governmental committees. 



Boniface Yao

Regional Director Africa

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Boniface qualified as a radiographer in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire in 1992. He completed his three year training at University 2 Bordeaux/ University of Technology Compiegne, France in 1993. His career began as a front line worker in several hospitals: 
6 years of clinical experience in general hospitals
5 years in a major hospital radiology department
13 years of teaching and developing curriculum and managing the educational programmes in the Department of Health Technology at the National Institute (INFAS).
By 2007 he had advanced to the level of Radiological Engineer at the National School of Specialities in Abidjan, where he finally became manager of the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging.
During his career he has always enrolled in continuing education courses in order to remain current with the ever changing world of medical radiation technology.
He holds a Certificate of Radiation Safety Management in Radiology from Hogeschool in the University of Brussels in 2011 and he registered as a Masters Degree student in educational technology at Lille University, France in 2013.

Yudthaphon Vichianin, Ph.D.


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Dr. Yudthaphon Vichianin graduated from Mahidol University with the degree of Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) in Radiological Technology in 1995. He pursued his study and received his Master of Sciences in Information Technology (MSIT) at Mahidol University in 2000. He was granted a Royal Thai Government Scholarship to continue his study and received his Master of Sciences in Information System (MSIS) from Hawai'i Pacific University in 2003 and a doctoral degree in Communication and Information Sciences from University of Hawai'i, Manoa in 2007.
Currently, Yudthaphon is a lecturer and the secretary of the Master of Sciences degree program in Radiological Technology at the Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Yudthaphon's has focused his professional expertise upon the intersection of ICTs, radiation technology, and education.  He is highly active in the Thai Society of Radiological Technologists (TSRT) giving numerous training classes in PACS and MIIA certification preparation. He also teaches at numbers of universities in Thailand as an invited lecturer.


Alain Cromp

Director of Public Relations

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Alain Cromp graduated from Ahuntsic College in Montreal in 1973 as a Radiological Technologist. After graduation he worked in the field of angiography and then became a clinical instructor and a teacher in radiology for ten years. In 1985 he became the CEO of the Quebec College of Medical Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Medical Electrophysiology Technologists (OTIMROEPMQ). Alain is also president of the Alliance of Medical Radiation Technologists Regulators of Canada. He has served on many Boards of Directors in the radiology community.
He holds a bachelor degree in education and a masters degree in public administration.
He is also the recipient of five major awards: the Dr Marshall Mallet Lamp of Knowledge, the Welch Memorial Lecture and Life Membership of the CAMRT, the Accolade prize from the Canadian Society of Association Executives and the "Technologue Emerite" from the OTIMROEPMQ.
Alain is actively involved in promoting the future of the profession of Medical Imaging and Radiation-oncology Technologists.

A. Stewart Whitley

Director Professional Practice

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Stewart was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and is married to Eunice and has three children; Judith, Shirley-Ann and Mark (all married) and five grandchildren.
He lives in Wrea Green, a Lancashire village, near Preston, England and visits regularly his daughter in Australia.   
Stewart undertook his radiography training in the Royal Army Medical Corps qualifying in 1967 at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, London.  After serving in the Army he returned to N. Ireland working first at the Lagan Valley Hospital Lisburn and then at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast where he qualified as a Radiographer Teacher before moving to Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry as Deputy Superintendent Radiographer.
In 1978 he was appointed District Radiographer at Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he remained until the autumn of 2006 when he retired from the NHS as Directorate Manager of Radiology and Physiotherapy Services.
Shortly after leaving the NHS he established UK Radiology Advisory Services Ltd a company dedicated to providing medical imaging advice and support to various NHS and Private Sector organisations. 
In his role of Radiology Advisor he has helped establish Imaging Services in the Primary Care setting as well as supporting a variety of public and private health care providers and currently acts as Radiology Advisor to NHS Blackpool.
Stewart has a passion for Radiography and his professional body the Society and College of Radiographers(SCoR) and has served as a Council Member, Honorary Secretary of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Society of Radiographers and as a DCR and HDCR Medical Photography examiner as well as serving on a number of SCoR committees.      
He has represented Radiography in a variety of roles including Radiographer Advisor on the England Department of Health Radiology Advisory Group in the 1980s, Vice President for UKRC in 2004 and 2005 heading Service Delivery. He was an advisor on the Pritchard Report on Breast Screening, radiographer lead for the SCOR in the development of standards for the National Radiology Accreditation Programme as well as speaking at a number of regional and national conferences including presenting the 2006 William Stripp memorial lecture. 
He was instrumental in commissioning a number of major imaging projects in Blackpool of enhanced radiographer roles which had a significant effect in improving patient services. He also established effective hospital wide Quality Assurance and IRMER groups and programmes and has spoken at national and regional meetings on these subjects.
In 2001 he commissioned the first community PACS in the North West and one of the first in London, England well ahead of the national programme as well as organising PACS and IRMER study days in Blackpool.
He lectures on a number of courses and is an Honorary Lecturer and Coordinator for radiographer lecturers on the FRCR course at Manchester University.
Formerly he served as Chair of the North West Radiology Managers group and Chair of the Cumbria and Lancashire SHA Emergency & Critical Care Development Group, as advisor to NHS Bolton and the Cardiac and Stroke Networks in Lancashire & Cumbria as well as advising on a number of projects for the Independent Sector. 
He has been involved in the production of four text books; Clark’s Special Procedures in Diagnostic Imaging as senior editor and the 11th and 12th editions of Clark’s Positioning in Radiography (senior editor) and the recently published Clark’s Pocket Handbook for Radiographers.
He is in the process of finalising, with colleagues, the 13th edition of Clark’s Positioning in Radiography and the second edition of Clark’s Special Procedures in Diagnostic Imaging.
When not writing text books Stewart involves himself in digital photography, travel and acts as a registrar of weddings at his local Church.
He has been awarded the Silver Medal of the Society of Radiographers.