Sarah Rimini knew that she was destined for a medical career, but she also knew that nursing wasn’t a good fit for her. That’s when she learned about medical imaging.
“Radiography and Medical Imaging seemed very interesting and unique with lots of options and routes to grow into as my career developed,” Sarah said.
A member of the Mount Aloysius Medical Imaging Class of 2005, Sarah is now the Director of the Radiology 3D Imaging Lab, 3D Printing Lab, and the MRI Virtual Operations Center for the Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA. She also serves as an instructor of radiology for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Many different departments rely on Sarah and her team.In the 3D Printing Lab, for example, Sarah prints patient-specific anatomical models for pre-surgical planning, surgical simulation, and patient/learner/staff education. She can also print surgical aid tools like cutting guides to assist surgeons during the surgical procedure.
“It helps the surgeons gain information about their patients in a more haptic sense,” Sarah said. “They are able to hold the patient’s anatomy in their own hands and plan procedures from the models.”
Sarah says that the best part about her job is that she’s helping these programs grow to bring the best quality of care to patients in such a rural area.
“We have the ability to educate other facilities throughout the country, which can only grow our community as a whole. Eventually, we want to make all of this part of the standard of care.”
It’s a job that is always changing, but Sarah says that she’s excited about her job every day because something new is always on the horizon.
“I tell people all the time that I have the best job ever, and I really mean that.”