MAYWOOD, Il. - Nuclear medicine technologist Rebecca Sajdak of Loyola University Medical Center has been named National Technologist of the Year by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Sajdak has served on numerous nuclear medicine society committees, task forces and governance groups, and has given educational talks around the country.
"Such an award does not come easily, and it reflects the many years of effort that she has put in at local, state and national levels serving in a variety of leadership positions," said Robert Wagner, MD, Loyola's medical director of Nuclear Medicine.
Nuclear medicine technologists take images of patients such as bone scans, PET scans and cardiac stress scans. Sajdak has extensive experience in all nuclear imaging techniques, computer processing skills, researching new products, programming macros and training new employees on procedures and techniques.
She has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and is an expert on standard operating procedures in clinical trials.
Sajdak is certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Nuclear Medicine and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
She has a BA degree from Loyola University Chicago and an AS degree in Nuclear Medicine from Triton College.
She lives in Plainfield, Il.