Dr. Karen A. Donahue is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of La Verne in Southern California. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Dr. Donahue’s areas of expertise and interest include law and society, criminology, statistics, urban sociology, medical sociology and population and environment.
2006 0-7734-5730-5 Although the work of medical imaging specialists is continuing to change with the introduction of increasingly sophisticated and complex technologies, such as diagnostic ultrasound, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, the skills of the specialist are being degraded, leading to alienation among the workforce. Additionally, it was found that the medical imaging specialists are not passive objects in the workforce but are actively engaged in making their work environment less alienating.