This year is one for celebration for Southern California University, as the California Department of Public Health has appointed faculty member Dr. Hector RiveraMelo, D.C. DACBR, to a committee in its Radiologic Health Branch, the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee, or RTCC. This prestigious committee requires extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of radiology, nuclear medical technology and diagnostic imagery. The honor was bestowed upon Dr. RiveraMelo by the CDPH Director, in light of the doctorís expertise and educational experience.
A Perfect Fit
The mission of the RTCC is to advise, assist, and provide experience and knowledge-based recommendations in the creation of regulations necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of the Radiologic Technology Act, an important collection of health and safety codes. RiveraMelo is now one of eleven members. These committee members bring an array of unique perspectives to the table, given their diverse medical backgrounds. The group includes:
A chiropractic practitioner
Several physicians and surgeons
A radiological physicist
Multiple radiological technicians, each with at least five yearsí experience and at least one of which representing the implementation of radiology inside the hospital setting
RiveraMeloís appointment to the committee will allow him the opportunity to add his own input and support to the groupís overall mission to ensure the highest quality possible care for California patients through radiological and nuclear medical technology.
About Dr. Hector RiveraMelo: Dr. Hector RiveraMelo, D.C., DACBR was born in Mexico City and raised in Chicago, IL, where he obtained and undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. From there, he attended chiropractic school through SCU, and graduated with honors in 2009. In 2012 he completed a residency in radiology, and was awarded the title of Diplomate by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Currently, he serves as the director for SCUís Center for Diagnostic Imaging, an assistant clinical professor in the clinical sciences department, as well as a member of the diagnostic imaging consultation group for SCU.