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Valerie Cronin Appointed Operations Manager, WCHOB Imaging Services Department
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Valerie Cronin, CNMT, FSNMTS and Tonowanda Resident has been appointed Manager of the Imaging Services Department at Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

As Imaging Services Manager, Valerie will oversee MRI, CT, ultrasound, radiology and nuclear medicine services. She will also be responsible for developing the budget, quality initiatives, marketing and staff development.

Cronin is recognized both locally and nationally for her achievements in Nuclear Medicine. She has held previous positions that include Chief Operating Officer for the DENT Neurological Institute, Vice President of Imaging Services for the Catholic Health System as well as Director of Imaging Services and Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Her widespread recognition for her distinguished career as a nuclear medicine technologist helped her in becoming the President of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologists.  She was also appointed to the New York Radiologic Technologist Advisory Board by Dr. Richard Daines, Commissioner of Health for New York State.

Cronin assumed office as the 2010-12 President of the Education and Research Foundation for SNM. During her two year term, Cronin will focus on ERF’s sole mission- raising funds and managing Foundation assets to maximize funding for grants, awards, scholarships and educational programs in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Valerie received her B.S. in Biology from Saint Bonaventure University and is completing her Masters in Health Services Administration from D’Youville College in Buffalo.

Advanced facilities, technology and equipment continue to be installed and process improvements made within the Imaging Services Department. For example, the new improvements have dramatically decreased the turnaround time from completion of a patient’s exam to delivering the final report. Waiting room times have decreased significantly due to an additional scheduler in the department.

New and leading technology for the Imaging Services Center includes 128-slice CT scan, MRI, ultrasound technology and a nuclear medicine camera. This new state-of-the-art CT technology performs exams in seconds, increases diagnostic accuracy and improves patient comfort and safety. The highly effective ceramic material and adaptive dose shield enables the lowest radiation dose in each scan.

The Adaptive Dose Shield reduces radiation exposure by up to 68%.  Unmatched image quality offers a more accurate image allowing physicians to see exams in greater detail than ever before.

To schedule appointments, please call 878-7346 (7 am- 5 pm Monday through Friday).

More information about Imaging Services is available via WCHOB web site (www.wchob.org) posted under “Services” and then “Imaging Services” or by clicking the following link: http://www.wchob.org/services/services_display.asp?SID=197&CID=9

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