Captain Thacker is currently the Senior Radiographer for Defence and Officer in Charge of the Diagnostic Support Team, which includes both medical imaging and laboratory scientists.
Medical Imaging in the New Zealand Army incorporates many skills over and above those of a civilian radiographer. While the core skill we are employed for is obviously our medical imaging trade, there are a variety of additional skills we are required to learn that are particular to the NZ Defence Force. From weapons training to cooking in the field, leadership to military law, there are many facets to being an Officer in the New Zealand Defence Force. There are also opportunities to learn new skills that may be of interest to an individual such as heavy vehicle licences, shooting coaching, and military health planning.
Medical imaging in the field incorporates all the skills we employ with regard to trauma imaging, adaptive technique and can involve periods of intense activity along with long spells of boredom. The ability to manage oneself is critical in this environment, where you are generally deployed as a sole radiographer and can be called on with no notice to manage everything from a sprained finger to multiple trauma scenarios.
Registrations are open
Registration for is free for IAFR members
$10 for ASMIRT/NZMIRT members
$20 for non-members
CPD certificates of attendance will only be issued to those who attend the live webinar.
Participants will receive a link to view the recording after the event if they are unable to make the live broadcast.