One of Galveston College's Nuclear Medicine Technology first year students will be presenting at the 60th Annual Conference of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in Austin, Texas in April 2015. First year NMT student Amber Rothlauf will travel to the Austin conference and display her poster abstract as the author of Incidental Finding of Right to Left Shunt Diagnosing Hepatopulmonary Syndrome.
The research abstract that Rothlauf wrote was in competition with students, practicing Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Medical Residents from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Rothlauf was assisted in her work over a period of months by Galveston
College Nuclear Medicine Technology Instructor Rebecca Montz and Debbie Aloszka, Nuclear Medicine Supervisor of the Mayo Clinic Florida.
Galveston College's Rebecca Montz says "Amber is from Bettendorf, Iowa and she relocated to attend the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Galveston College. She has thrived in the Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology program and is highly committed to her academic and professional success. As a first year student it is a major accomplishment for her abstract to be accepted by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Amber demonstrates a remarkable passion for the profession and is always looking for opportunities to become involved".