"It altered everything — the way I look at my life, the way I look at people, the way I look at patients, the way I look at Northwestern Medicine," says Flood, RT, women's imaging resource coordinator in Northwestern Medicine’s North Region. "We are so blessed here. We've got the best of the best."
Flood was invited to present at the Breast Cancer in the Arab World conference in Amman, Jordan in March, which was attended by more than 150 radiologists from around the world. The annual event is part of a regional effort to raise breast cancer awareness and encourage preventative care by inviting experts and caregivers from around the world to share their knowledge. At the conference, Flood learned about cultural and technological barriers to women in the Middle East. "The life expectancy of women was terrible because they would not get mammograms until they already had Stage III or IV breast cancer," she says.