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Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Dora DiGiacinto, MEd, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS

  • Presidential Professor
  • Program Director, Radiation Sciences 

AHB 3034

(405) 271-6477, ext. 41160

Dora-DiGiacinto@ouhsc.edu


Education:

  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology; Instructional Design, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2005
  • B.S., Radiologic Technology, Emphasis: Sonography, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1997 


Teaching:

Sonography Program:

  • MIRS 3834: Obstetric Sonography
  • MIRS 4272: Correlative Imaging
  • MIRS 4842: Cardiac Sonography II
  • MIRS 4831: Advanced Obstetric Sonography
  • MIRS 4990: Special Studies
  • MIRS 4963: Capstone

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


Research Interests:

  • Online learning
  • Affective Learning
  • Ultrasound Bioeffects
  • Social Media Usage


Clinical Interests:

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


Select Publications:

  • Fiztpatrick A, DiGiacinto D. Comparison of Transabdominal and Transvaginal Sonograms in Evaluation of Cervical Length During Pregnancy. J Diagn Med Sonography. 2021:37(5): DOI 10.1177/87564793211012612
  • DiGiacinto D. The importance of the internal review board for approving proposed research. J Diagn Med Sonography, 2019:35(2) 85-86. DOI 10.1177/8756479318817220
  • Stafford M, Bagley J, DiGiacinto D. Comparison of Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, and Transcranial Doppler in the Detection of Patent Foramen Ovale as the Etiology for Cryptogenic Stroke. J Diagn Med Sonography, 2019;35(2):127-133. DOI 10.1177/8756479318816983
  • DiGiacinto D*, Bagley J, Gildon, B, Cantrell G. Postpartum pseudoaneurysm after cesarean delivery. J Diagn Med Sonography, 2019;35(2):136-140. DOI: 10.1177/8756479318816985
  • Bagley J, Paul DE, Halferty S, DiGiacinto D.  The use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography for the characterization of focal liver lesions. J Diagn Med Sonography, 2018;5(3):120-134. DOI: 10.1177/8756479317729672           
  • Bagley J, Paul DE, Halferty S, DiGiacinto D.  The use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography for the characterization of focal liver lesions. J Diagn Med Sonography, 2017;33(6):500-511. DOI: 10.1177/8756479317729672 (Kenneth R Gottesfeld Award Winner)
  • 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)
  • 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)


Service:

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, OU Health Sciences Center

  • 2017 - present Academic Strategic Plan Implementation Committee
  • 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