Peter Dewindt got a job as a radiographer immediately after training. With a keen interest in anatomy and technique now works mainly with MRI to find various disease states.
Peter Dewindt has worked as a radiographer for two years. He comes from Belgium and has a masters degree in visual arts, but had trouble finding work in Sweden. Instead he got a job in the archive at Sundsvall Hospital, where he mainly worked on the radiology department. With the large number of retirements in the department and a desire to work with any other, Peters boss suggested that he would apply at the radiology education at Luleå University of Technology.
- With ten retirements in five years it was a good chance that I would get a job. Without being certain, it looked very positiv, said Peter Dewindt.
Fast sequences with MRI
Peter got a job at the hospital immediately after education. His graduation thesis was about how the MRI was able to run fast sequences of small intestines. In order to narrow the work further, he focused on Crohn's disease.
-The aim of the thesis was that I wanted to focus on working with MRI, and become a specialist in the field of diagnostic imaging. My thesis was a very good preperation for the work that i do today. It is what I mainly work with.
As a recent graduate he felt that his knowledge was welcomed on the department and that there was ample scope to learn from each other.
Interest in the anatomy
Peter feels like he's been taught and try all the parts in the diagnostic imaging during the training. As for Peter, most of his fellow students clear about during training, how to focus.
- For me it was pathology and anatomy very interesting because it must be possible if you work with MRI. And also have an interest in technology.
For him, the distance education a great way to get another skill. He could work to some extent, but the studies required great self-discipline.
He advises students to do their practical training where they want to work to learn how the machines are working properly.
- I did all my training here and knew how the machines worked when I started working. Have you got grip on where you want to work you should try to do their internship there.
Name: Peter Dewindt
Age: 39 years
Lives: Indal, Sundsvall
Occupation: radiographer at Sundsvall Hospital