A unique strength that sets the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center apart from other imaging centers is that we have a team of dedicated, specialized nurses, including:
- Clinical Partners (CP)
- Interventional Radiology Nurses
- Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)
- Nurse Practitioners (NP)
- Registered Nurses (RN)
All of our nursing personnel are licensed and/or certified by their respective state and/or national regulatory agencies. All are specially trained in the areas of imaging that they work.
Most of our RN’s are Certified Radiology Nurses (CRN). To become a CRN, a nurse must have completed 2,000 hours of radiology nursing, 30 hours of continuing education in the past two years, and pass a rigorous Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nurses accredited exam.
Our specially trained nurses perform a broad range of duties centered on providing patients with the highest quality of care in a safe, supportive environment. The Imaging nurse practices nursing as any other nurse would, with the added benefit of specializing in an Imaging environment.
Everyday our nursing team ensures that each patient receives personalized care and attention. The nurses meet regularly with the Imaging physicians to seek ways to improve care and service, create policy changes, and assure our patients are safe. The Imaging nurses are your advocate.