At El Camino Hospital, experts in all areas of diagnostic services work together to coordinate your testing and assure you and your doctor receive accurate test results quickly. No matter what tests you have, each member of your care team will treat you with kindness and professionalism. We always consider your individual needs during your procedure and take every step to ensure your comfort and safety.
- Anesthesiologists – Doctors who specialize in administering anesthesia. They monitor and care for people during their procedures until they are stable in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU).
- Departmental technicians – Clinicians who are specially trained in processes such as drawing blood (phlebotomists) or administering tests such as electrocardiogram (EKG) or ultrasound.
- Endoscopy technicians – Clinicians who are specially trained to work with endoscopy equipment.
- Gastroenterologists – Doctors who are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the stomach, intestines and other gastrointestinal organs.
- Pulmonologists – Doctors who are specially trained to diagnose and treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), influenza and many others.
- Registered nurses – Highly trained medical professionals who sometimes specialize in specific areas of care. Endoscopy nurses are skilled in all aspects of caring for you before, during and after your test.
Laboratory Care Team
- Clinical laboratory scientists – Experts who analyze specimens such as blood and other body fluids, tissues and cells. These highly educated professionals also help supervise lab processes and personnel.
- Medical laboratory technicians – Clinicians who perform certain lab analyses under the supervision of a doctor or clinical laboratory scientist. These technicians are trained to follow strict protocols to ensure accurate test results.
- Pathologists – Doctors who are specially trained in areas such as toxicology, hematology, immunology and microbiology. They work with other members of the lab team to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
- Phlebotomists – Technicians who are trained to draw blood from patients for various lab tests.
Perinatal Diagnostic Care Team
- Anesthesiologists – Doctors who specialize in administering anesthesia. They monitor and care for people during their procedures and until they are stable in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU).
- Genetic counselors – Medical professionals trained to counsel women and their families about their risks for having a child with an inherited health condition. They also counsel people and families who are living with one of these conditions.
- Neonatologists – Pediatricians with special training in caring for newborns with health risks. They evaluate and treat the most complex medical problems.
- Obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYN) – Doctors who specialize in delivering babies as well as treating diseases and conditions of the female reproductive system.
- Pediatric radiology specialists – Clinicians who provide fetal imaging services, including X-rays, CT and MRI scans, nuclear medicine studies and other imaging technologies.
- Maternal-fetal medicine specialists – Obstetrician-gynecologists, also called perinatologists, who specialize in caring for women and their babies in high-risk pregnancies.
- Sonographers – Technologists trained to administer specialized perinatal ultrasound imaging.
Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory Care Team
- Pulmonary function technologists – Clinicians trained to administer respiratory function tests.
- Pulmonologists – Doctors with special training in diseases and conditions of the respiratory system.
- Respiratory therapists – Specially trained professionals who help treat people with breathing and airway problems.
Radiology Care Team
- Medical physicists – Experts with a master’s or doctorate degree (PhD) and additional training in clinical physics. These professionals work with others in the radiology team to plan treatment and ensure the safe and accurate measurement of radiation doses. They also monitor the radiology equipment to make sure it functions correctly.
- Radiologists – Doctors who specialize in the field of radiology. Radiologists are responsible for interpreting results of examinations, performing interventional radiology procedures or therapeutic procedures, and ensuring the overall quality performance of the entire radiology team.
- Radiology technologists – Clinicians who administer a variety of radiology exams. These professionals may specialize in a particular area, such as CT scans or MRIs.
- Registered nurses – Highly trained medical professionals who sometimes specialize in specific areas of care. In radiology, nurses often assist with complex radiology procedures, such as those that use a contrast medium, or in which the patient is sedated or has intravenous (IV) medications.
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