Meet Catalina Imaging’s Robert M. Phillips, RT, R CT
Who is Catalina Imaging’s new Education and Training Director? Read on.
Robert “Bob” M. Phillips, RT, R CT, joins the Catalina Imaging family as our new Education and Training Director. Bob brings with him a wealth of experience spanning 40 years in the Radiologic Technology (RT) and Computed Tomography (CT) industries.
Bob’s Career at a Glance:
● 18 years as a Clinical Applications Specialist
● Clinical CT Class Instructor on Toshiba America Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems, and Mobile CT Imaging
● 5 years as a Lead CT/MRI Technologist in Computerized Diagnostic Imaging Centers
● 5 years as a Radiology Department Manager at Moreno Valley Community Hospital
Education and Certifications
Bob graduated with an Associate in Arts Degree in Radiologic Technology from Orange Coast College in Santa Ana, California, in 1980. He is a certified member of the American Registry Of Radiologic Technologists (#183641, until March 2021) and the California Department of Public Health (CRT #RHB00045250, until December 2020).
Career in Detail
As a Clinical Applications Specialist (CT) from January 2001 to August 2020, Bob worked in various hospitals, clinics, outpatient imaging centers, and veterinary facilities in the US, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.
He gave clinical instruction on Toshiba/Canon Asteon 4, Aquilion 16/32/64, Prime CT, Lightning CT, Aquilion One, and Aquilion Genesis CT Systems in all phases and aspects of CT imaging. This covered basic routine scanning, cardiac CT angiography, brain perfusion imaging, CTA subtraction, dual energy, and post-processing techniques.
Bob was also instrumental in resolving issues like unacceptable image quality, patient dose-related issues, CT artifact troubleshooting and resolution, and contrast timing in CT angiography. He spearheaded the mapping out of protocols for any CT examination. Bob also taught and trained staff in all aspects of CT imaging including systems operation, protocol building, CT file management and archiving, contrast bolus timing, raw data reconstruction, multiplanar reconstruction (MPR), 3D, dual energy, brain perfusion, and cardiac calcium scoring.
As a Class Instructor at the Toshiba/Canon Training Academy (specifically the Toshiba/Canon Institute of Advanced CT Imaging), Bob instructed and mentored technologists from across the country on the effective use and implementation of Toshiba/Canon CT systems.
This included delivering didactic and hands-on instruction according to Toshiba/Canon policy and procedures and using Toshiba / Canon training materials. “I always received great reviews from the technologists with whom I served,” Bob recalls.
As a Lead CT/MRI Technologist for Computerized Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Bob led and managed staff schedules in both CT and MRI. He also performed staff training in CT with a new Siemens CT System in their outpatient center. Bob even branched out to the Riverside Community Hospital, maintaining staff schedules for shift and call CT.
As a Radiology Department Manager at the Moreno Valley Community Hospital (now Moreno Valley Medical Center), Bob was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Radiology Department. They serviced the 150-bed community hospital as well as its free, standing outpatient office where radiology services were also provided.
A warm welcome
Catalina Imaging is happy to have Bob Phillips on board. His presence in the organization ensures the continuous improvement and learning of our staff which will, in turn, be felt by the clients who trust only Catalina Imaging for their mobile CT rental needs.
Welcome to the family, Bob!
You can reach Bob by calling Catalina Imaging (916) 652-9501, or by calling him directly (714) 422-6621.