In honor of National Radiologic Technology Week, we’re highlighting our amazing technologists. Meet Erica Hightower.
Erica Hightower is one of our highly skilled Nuclear Medicine PET/CT technologists. She is responsible for administering radioactive isotopes to patients and imaging the body part that is indicated.
She has been a technologist for 20 years and an important member of the NWR team for 16 years.
Erica has a great way of putting patients at ease with her friendly smile, positive attitude and comforting tone.
“The best part of my job is getting to know the patients I care for,” Erica said.
Erica is also a busy wife and mom who enjoys watching her kids in their sports and activities, walking and playing with her dogs, and traveling, in her spare time.
A typical work day for Erica includes: injecting and scanning patients; working up the studies and making them presentable for the radiologist; acquiring patients’ previous exams for the next day’s schedule; calling patients and going over the preps; and ordering doses for the next day. She is committed to providing the best quality care, and she is an incredible asset to the NWR team.