Patrick Adams

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology - Class of 2007

Patrick Adams found himself in the news when he was asked to be part of the team performing radiation therapy on Mike VI, the tiger mascot for Louisiana State University, who at the time was battling spindle-cell sarcoma.

Adams, who specializes in PET scanning at Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, prepares patients for their radiology treatment. Mike the Tiger received his treatment on one of the newest types of machines at the hospital, the Elekta Versa radiotherapy system. As Adams explained, “It is [much] faster, so it works better for animals that can’t stay long under anesthesia.”