Pipi Leonard's career inspiration was her father, the late Dr. Louis
Bugni, a local
orthopedic surgeon. "Dad took us with him on hospital rounds,"
she recalls. "As a teenager, I worked in his office. I'd also
tag along when he was the team physician for high school sports."
Pipi enrolled at Yuba College to study radiology technology - a complement
to her father's orthopedic practice. For the past 27 years, she has
worked at Rideout, currently serving as a Special Procedure Technologist
in Imaging Services.
Using the latest technology, Imaging Services provides a complete range
of procedures from X-rays to CT, MRI, ultrasound, interventional radiology
and nuclear medicine. Our state-ofthe-art 64-slice CT scanner can capture
precise images of any area of the body in as little as ten seconds. Women's
Imaging Services offers digital mammography, bone density studies and
stereotactic breast biopsies. A picture archiving and communication system
(PACS) allows computerized image storage and retrieval.
"Dad would have been so impressed with our technology today,"
Pipi says. "But in the midst of all the high-tech equipment, it's
still important to provide the human touch, giving all you can. I was
in a management role for several years, but I returned to patient care
because I missed the direct contact with patients. Helping patients is
what I enjoy the most."
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