Thesis ID: CBB295148503

How Did the Unique Center for Medical Ultrasound Form at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center? (2021)


Kremkau, Frederick (Advisor)
Adelia T. Bullins (Author)

Kremkau, Frederick
Wake Forest University
Publication date: 2021
Language: English

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 81

This thesis is a research project to investigate why the unique center for medical ultrasound formed at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Medical Center and why did it form at this specific time in history? And as it was evolving, what paramount events in ultrasound history, evolved with it? My approach to answering these questions is to interview various individuals involved in the school and medical center at this time and record their stories about their involvement with Dr. William McKinney, and their history and involvement with the ultrasound center. For the project, I used interview techniques gained in my sociology class at Wake Forest University to interview six participants from the post graduate school of ultrasound and researched the archives at Carpenter library of Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine to obtain documentation to back up the interviews. The findings of my research revealed that the school was created to address the educational need of the ultrasound industry which was growing exceedingly at this point in history. Also, employees from Wake Forest played a part in the initial development of the professional organizations, registry, scope of practice, and educational foundation of the profession itself. I found out that Wake Forest at that time was a mecca for ultrasound education, innovation and research due to the unending enthusiasm of the people who worked at the Undergraduate School of Medical Sonics.

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Authors & Contributors
Anderson, Nancy Ann
Beier, Lucinda McCray
Chazan, Lilian Krakowski
Dijck, José van
Dolan, Brian P.
Fleming, John E E
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
History of Science
Science as Culture
Science, Technology, and Human Values
University of Minnesota
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of Washington Press
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Wales, Bangor (United Kingdom
Medical technology
Imaging technology
Visual representation; visual communication
Obstetrics and pregnancy
Mailer, Norman
Mann, Thomas
Garfield, James Abram
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, early
Great Britain
United States

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