Dora DiGiacinto, MEd, RDMS, RDCS

Dora DiGiacinto

Professor

Program Director, Radiation Sciences 

E-mail: Dora DiGiacinto

(405) 271-6477 Ext. 41160

M.Ed., Educational Psychology; Instructional Design, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2004

B.S., Radiologic Technology, Emphasis: Sonography, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1997 

Sonography Program:
MIRS 3833 Obstectric Sonography
MIRS 4272 Correlative Imaging
MIRS 4853 Cardiovascular Sonography I
MIRS 4863 Capstone
MIRS 4990 Special Studies

Radiation Sciences Program:
MIRS 3422 Writing Seminar
MIRS 3493  Instrumentation and Safety
MIRS 4272 Correlative Imaging
MIRS 4412 Standards and Accreditation
MIRS 4413 Ethics in Film
MIRS 4422 Professional Seminar
MIRS 4963 Capstone, Web Program

Bagley JE, Barnett J, Baldwin J, DiGiacinto D, Anderson MP.  On-the-job-pain and injury related to adaptive ergonomic equipment in the sonographers’s workspace and area.  J Diagn Med Sonography. 2017;33(1):15-21.

DiGiacinto D, Gildon B, Keenan L, Patton M. Review of patient satisfaction research to improve patient surveys in medical imaging departments. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Jul/Aug 2016;32(4):203-206.

DiGiacinto D, Bagley J, Goldsbury A. The value of sonography in the assessment of skin cancers and their metastases. J Diagn Med Sonography. May/June 2016;32(3):140-146. doi:10.1177/8756479316643959 (Designated a CE article)

Bagley J, Savage R, DiGiacinto D.  Transrectal elastographic biopsy and contrast-enhanced transrectal biopsy may offer improvements over the current transrectal systemic biopsy technique.  J Diagn Med Sonography. 2016;32(2):61-71. doi:10.1177/8756479316632189 (Designated a CE article)

DiGiacinto D, Bagley J, Cooke S. The use of a reference tool to help sonographers improve their monitoring of mechanical and thermal indices in obstetric sonography examinations. J Diagn Med Sonography. May/June 2015:.DOI: 10.1177/8756479314567308

DiGiacinto D, Gildon B, Stamile E, Aubrey J. Weight biased health professionals and the effects on overweight patients. J Diagn Med Sonography. 2015:31(2):132-135. DOI 10.1177/8756479314557278.

Bagley J, Berry J, DiGiacinto D, Stamile E. Case Report: median arcuate ligament syndrome diagnosed by computed tomography and Doppler ultrasonography. Radiology Technology. 2015;86(3):238-245.

Bagley J, DiGiacinto D, Lawyer J, Anderson M. Frequently updating facebook statuses may put students at risk for violating HIPAA: A pilot study. J Diagn Med Sonography. 2014;30(3):114–120. DOI 10.1177/8756479314530509. (Designated a CE article)

Bagley J, DiGiacinto D, Hargraves K. Imaging professionals’ views of social media and the implications. Radiologic Technology. 2014;85(4):377-389. ISSN: 0033-8397 PMID: 24614434

DiGiacinto D, Bagley J, Garrison M. Comparison of endobronchial ultrasound and computed tomography with fluoroscopy in guidance of lung cancer biopsies: A literature review. J Diagn Med Sonography. 2012;28(5). DOI 10.1177/8756479312455860. (Designated a CE article)

Bagley J, Thomas K, DiGiacinto D. Safety practices of sonographers and their knowledge of biologic effects of sonography. J Diagn Med Sonography. 2011;27(6). DOI 10.1177/8756479311424431 (Designated a CE article)

DiGiacinto D, Mayes C, Bagley J. The Use of Enbloc Kidneys for Adult Renal Transplants. J Diagn Med Sonography. 2009;25(4).

DiGiacinto D, Graves M. Uterine Artery Doppler and its value in predicting preeclampsia, J Diagn Med Sonography. 2009;25(2). (Designated a CE article)

DiGiacinto D, Grantham V, Anderson S. Creation of an Internet-Based Clinical Evaluation Too. Radiology Technology. 2009;80: 359MR-365MR.

DiGiacinto D. Using multimedia effectively in the teaching-learning environment.  Journal of Allied Health, Fall 2007.

DiGiacinto D, Hildebrand A.  Placenta accreta as seen by sonography and MRI. Radiologic Technology, Nov/Dec 2006.

Flores K, DiGiacinto D. Recurrent Renal Cell Carcinoma with Intracardic Extensions. J Diagn Med Sonography, 2006;22(2).

Troy S, DiGiacinto D, Elledge B. Advancement of Higher Education in Sonography:  Is Distance Education the Answer.  J Diagn Med Sonography, 2004;20(2). (Kenneth R Gottesfeld Award Winner)

DiGiacinto D.  Energizing Physics: Using Laboratory Exercises to Help Students Learn.  J Diagn Med Sonography, 2003;19(1).   

Gresham D, DiGiacinto D. Endometrial Sarcoma with Extracardiac Extensions: a Case Study. J Diagn Med Sonography, 2002;18(4).

 

Pinto N, DiGiacinto D (Moderator). Sonographer identified barriers and facilitators to prenatal screening for congenital heart disease: a mixed methods study [Audio podcast]. J Diagn Med Sonography. March 2017. Retrieved from http://sagelife.sage-publications.libsynpro.com/webpage/category/Journal%20of%20Diagnostic%20Medical%20Sonography

Kuntz K, DiGiacinto D. Your Digital Footprint is Important; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Annual Conference, Dallas TX, October 2015.

Scissons R, Neumyer M, DiGiacinto D (Moderator). Arterial Doppler waveforms: the confusion continues [Audio podcast]. J Diagn Med Sonography. Sept 2015. Retrieved from http://jdm.sagepub.com/content/31/5/273/suppl/DC1

DiGiacinto D, Bagley J, Having K (Moderator). The use of a reference tool to help sonographers improve their monitoring of mechanical and thermal indices in obstetric sonography examinations [Audio podcast]. J Diagn Med Sonography. June 2015. Retrieved from http://jdm.sagepub.com/site//misc/Index/Podcasts.xhtml

DiGiacinto D. The Flipped Classroom: An approach to motivate deeper learning in students; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Webinar Series, October 2014.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2014.

DiGiacinto D, Bagley J. Health care students who frequently use facebook are unaware of the risks for violating HIPAA standards: A pilot study [Audio podcast]. J Diagn Med Sonography, 30.3; May/Jun 2014. Retrieved from http://jdm.sagepub.com/site/misc/Index/Podcasts.xhtml

DiGiacinto D. Practical Ways to Reduce Student Cheating; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Webinar Series, March 2014.

 DiGiacinto D. Social Media: the Good, Bad, and Ugly; Things to consider about social media and your career; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Webinar Series, Sep 2013.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2013.

DiGiacinto D. Beyond HIPAA: Implications of social networking usage; Oklahoma Society of Radiologic Technology, Annual Conference, OKC OK, Apr 2012.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2012.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2011.

Bagley J, DiGiacinto D, Thomas K. What sonographers know about ultrasound bioeffects and safety, Poster Presentation; Tulsa Research Day, Mar 2011.

DiGiacinto D. Communication Across Generations; Summer Geriatric Institute Conference, Norman OK, Jul 2010.

DiGiacinto D. The Dynamics of a Multigenerational Classroom and Clinic Environment; Educational Grand Round, OUHSC, Jan 2010.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2010.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2009.

DiGiacinto D. Bridges into Higher Level Learning. Designing Instruction to Move Learners from Comprehension to Application; Educational Grand Rounds, OUHSC, Jun 2008.

DiGiacinto D. Generational Diversity Among Students; Educators Summit, Milwaukee WI, Jul 2008.

DiGiacinto D. Tying Objectives to Test item Writing; College of Medicine Faculty Development OUHSC, Aug 2008.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Different Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2008.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Different Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2007.

DiGiacinto D. Dealing with Diversity in the Classroom; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Annual Conference. Denver CO,Nov 2006. Published electronically through http://sdms.org

DiGiacinto D, Ismail C. Dealing with Diversity in the Classroom; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Annual Conference. Denver CO, Oct 2006.

Daily K, DiGiacinto D, Espen D, Grantham V. Teaching Techniques: Effective Clinical Instructor Characteristics in a computer environment; Radiologic Technology Clinical education Seminar Series. OUHSC Presbyterian Tower, 2006.

Medina M, DiGiacinto D. Exploring Different Instructional Strategies; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Sep 2006.

DiGiacinto D, Kosiol L. Curriculum Design; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Annual Conference. Dallas TX, Oct 2005.

DiGiacinto D. The ABCs of Test Item Writing; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Annual Conference. Dallas TX; Oct 2005.

Daily K, DiGiacinto D, Espen D, Grantham V. Teaching Techniques: Effective Clinical Instructor Characteristics; Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Seminar Series, College of Allied Health, Spring 2005.

DiGiacinto D, Candler C. Designing Integrated Computer Assisted Instruction; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Feb 2005.

DiGiacinto D, Spitz J. Physcis Principles for ED Physicians, Physician Training Program Choctaw Nation, Aug 2005.

DiGiacinto D, Grube J, Boyce K. Designing and Refining Sound Instruction; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Annual Conference, New Orleans LA; Oct 2004.

Anderson S, DiGiacinto D, Espen D, Grantham V. Improving Communication with Students: Getting Through Difficult Situations Comfortably; Radiologic Technology Clinical Education Seminar Series, College of Allied Health, Spring 2004.

DiGiacinto D, Candler C. Designing Integrated Computer Assisted Instruction; Faculty Leadership Program; OUHSC, Feb 2004.

DiGiacinto D. Principles in Instructional Design; Faculty Leadership Program OUHSC, Feb 2004.

 DiGiacinto D. Clinical Partnerships; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Annual Conference, Dallas TX; Oct 2003.

Anderson S, DiGiacinto D, Elledge B, Grantham V. Tracking Your Students Clinical Experience:  A Web-Based Database; OUHSC Consortium for Academic Technology Resources; Academic Technology Conference, Mar 2003.

DiGiacinto D. Implementing the SCAN into your curriculum. Whitman Education Groups, Inc.  Miami, FL, July 2002.

DiGiacinto D. Endometrial Sarcoma with Extracardiac Extensions: a Case Study; Oklahoma Sonography Society Oklahoma City OK, Nov 2001.

 DiGiacinto D. Endometrial Sarcoma with Extracardiac Extensions: a Case Study; Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Annual Conference, Dallas TX; Sep 2000

Online learning

Affective Learning

Ultrasound Bioeffects

Social Media Usage

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, RDMS (ABD) (OB/GYN), RDCS (Ad)

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, OU Health Sciences Center
2008 - present Curriculum Committee | '09 - present Chair
2008 - present Outcomes Committee
2008 - present  Academic Progress and Professionalism Committee
2005 - present Professional Practice Plan | '14 - present Chair
2000 - 2012 Clinical Education Committee | ’03-‘09 Chair
2001 - 2009 Adjunct Faculty Committee | ’04-‘06 Chair
2000 - present Admissions Committee

College of Allied Health, OU Health Sciences Center

2014 - present  Professional Practice Plan Committee
2009 - present Academic Program Counsel | '10 - present Chair
2010 - 2013 Elections Committee
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 Nonconsecutive Term Promotion Committee | '10 Chair
2000 - 2012 College Clinical Education Committee
2008 - 2009 Nonconsecutive Term Promotion Criteria Adhoc Committee | Chair
2002 - 2007 Faculty Board
2002 - 2006 Academic Appeals Board
2001 - 2005 Job Fair Committee
2000 - 2008 Elections Committee
2000 - 2004 Grievance Committee

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
2013 - present Provost’s Advisory Council of General Education Oversight
2011 - 2014 Presidential Professorship Selection Committee
2012 - 2013 Ed Tech Taskforce
2003 - present Faculty Leadership Program Faculty | '03 Gradudate
2009 - 2012 Council on Faculty Awards and Honors
2006 - 2009 Patent Committee

Professional Service

2013-present Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Section Editor
2000 - present SDMS Member
2011 - 2013 Membership Committee
2012 - 2015 Scientific Presentation Judge
2009 - 2011 Education Committee Member, SDMS
2005 - 2010 Educators Consortium, Co-coordinator
2003 - 2010 Site Visitor; Joint Review Commission for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
2005 - 2008 Board of Directors, SDMS
2005 - 2008 National Education Curriculum Taskforce, SDMS
2003 - 2005 Education Committee Member, SDMS