The Jeannie Method: Breakthrough in the Radiologic Tech Program
Radiologists use sophisticated technology and positioning techniques to produce medical images that assist the injured. Jeannie Sanders is a current mother, Kaiser employee, and Cañada College student who invented a more efficient way to view these images using Geometry and Trigonometry. Jeannie’s findings did not go unnoticed as the Radiologic Technology Program Director, Rafael Rivera, persuaded her to write about her method and present it at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. After her long year of research and revision, Jeannie won the scientific display competition and the Clinical Excellence scholarship awarded by the California Society of Radiologic Technologists. Jeannie’s paper “Tips for Radiographers: The Use of Trigonometric and Geometric Principles to Simplify Axial and Tangential Projections” has been accepted for publication in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Journal, the scholarly publication with more than 145,000 readers worldwide.
Jeannie’s tremendous passion to help others began when she was just one-year-old and her father was in a car accident that affected his speech and movement. This event motivated her to have a career in the medical field and assist others, just like her father. Her career ambition is to complete the Radiologic Technology Program at Cañada College and work at the Future Veterans Association or Lucile Packard. Ultimately, Jeannie would like to work in a place that she enjoys and allows her to provide for her pride and joy, her eight-year-old son, Phoenix. Her son, work, and life balance is inspiring and admirable and Jeannie’s advice to students is to shadow people with your intended career choice and to learn about yourself on this complex academic journey.