At National University of Health Sciences, students in all professional degree programs, chiropractic, naturopathic and oriental medicine, study diagnostic imaging at varying levels of intensity.
Meet William Bogar, DC, who is chief of diagnostic imaging and residency at NUHS and also a DACBR (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology). Dr. Bogar has served on National's radiology and diagnostic imaging faculty for over 22 years.
"We prepare all of our professional degree students for an integrative medical environment," says Dr. Bogar. "Therefore all of our students need to know what an MRI will show them versus a CAT scan versus a nuclear scan versus conventional radiography. They need to understand each of these modalities and what each is utilized for. That way, they can make proper referrals and proper interpretations of their patients' medical charts, as well as work well on an integrative medical team."
National's diagnostic imaging staff, with five faculty and three residents, is top-notch. "I get calls literally from all over the world asking for information or our opinion on diagnostic imaging questions," says Dr. Bogar. National University not only operates a diagnostic imaging reading service, providing expert consultation on films sent in from field physicians, but also uses its digital radiography and other imaging equipment for the university's many research projects.
"What I'm very excited about is our digital radiography equipment with onsite PACS (picture archival communication system), where we can view and read images digitally from our Lombard and Chicago clinics," says Dr. Bogar. Recently, the uniersity also added diagnostic ultrasound to its imaging capabilities.
Not only does NUHS offer a postgraduate residency in diagnostic imaging, but it also offers a Master of Science Degree in Diagnostic Imaging as well. Its residents have an exceptionally high pass rate for the DACBR exam, and has produced noteworthy radiologists in the chiropractic profession.