Alumna, professor, researcher, citizen extraordinaire
Liz Lorusso is a proud graduate of the Fanshawe College radiography program, who is now an inspirational faculty member in the School of Health Sciences. Throughout her stellar career, Liz further honed her knowledge and skills, obtaining both a medical resonance imaging (MRI) designation and a bachelor's degree in applied science in medical imaging.
Most recently, Liz is being hailed internationally for her research on reducing radiation dose levels in x-rays. Embracing the ALARA principle - an acronym for keeping radiation exposure "as low as reasonably achievable" for needed results, Liz's research proves that today's advanced digital imaging technology no longer requires the same quantity of radiation as film-based x-ray images.
Her work was jointly funded by Fanshawe's Centre for Research and Innovation and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), and collaborating with London and area hospitals, she published astounding results.
Since completing the study, Liz presented her findings at the CAMRT Conference in Canada and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS) Conference in Portland, Oregon. She also presented at the 2016 International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) World Congress held in Seoul, South Korea. And, her work has been published in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (JMIRS).
With her innovative thinking, collaborative spirit and strong work ethic, Liz's contributions are well recognized. She is a recipient of the 2016 London Health Sciences Centre Scholarly Award and the 2015 Chair's Award of Inspiration at Western's Schulich School of Medicine Imaging Discovery Days.
Update, March 2017: Liz Lorusso has been named Practitioner of the Year by the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS).