“All of my classmates and I have frankly mutually accepted one another.” Kazuhisa Goto,
radiology technician working at the Shiroyama Hospital Medical Center
Shiroyama Hospital is a mid-sized hospital with 230 beds that is located in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture. It has 16 departments, including the Radiology Department, with a staff of roughly 200 people working there. Of which there are currently six radiology technicians, including myself, who engage in diagnoses and treatment through the use of CTs, MRIs, and other equipment.
The feeling I have after I started working here is unreserved joy at being of service to people. I am truly happy at those times when the examination has ended, the sense of tension has been somewhat dispelled, and the patient offers me their appreciative remarks. I am also lucky to have the senior staff members that are there at my workplace, such that I haven’t had even a single morning where I have been reluctant to go to work.
As for my student days, generally speaking I liked school. Whenever I went there, somebody was always there and there was something exciting going on. All of my classmates and I have frankly mutually accepted one another’s good qualities and deficiencies, and we have blossomed as an enormous flower with each of us serving as petals of varying different shapes. So for that reason even though I have graduated, it has never even crossed my mind to part ways with everyone. We can meet up whenever we want to, and so in that sense I am soundly connected to my classmates.
“My classes looked ahead to anticipate the students’ futures.” Hiromi Sase, radiology technician working at the Kiryu Local Medical Association’s Kiryu Kosei General Hospital
Kiryu Kosei General Hospital has a long history as a regional base hospital with 514 beds. As a radiology technician in the Radiology Department there I am alternately in charge of general photography (X-ray photography of people’s chests, limbs, and backs), angiography (angiographic examinations), and CT (computerized tomography). Every day is spent pursuing the issue of how to go about taking accurate images without placing a burden on the patients. I don’t yet have the spare capacity to pay attention to so many things, possibly due to my inexperience, but I somehow strive to do my best while the senior technicians follow up on me.
Abbreviation for a blood vessel is one of the things that I learned in my college classes and was surprisingly helpful at my place of work. When my teacher said that major blood vessels are sometimes referred to by their alphabetic abbreviations, I thought ‘Why do we have to learn things that aren’t even included in the textbook?’ But now at my current workplace these things are used just as they are. Now I realize how great my classes were. I am grateful to my teachers at the College of Health Sciences, as they were looking ahead to anticipate their students’ futures.