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Scott Thorpe, DC, DACBR

dr-thorpe-portraitDr. Thorpe graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 1995 where he received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.).  He has been board-certified in radiology since 1998.

He completed a full-time, three-year residency in diagnostic imaging at the National College of Chiropractic (now the National University of Health Sciences), which encompassed all aspects of imaging with a focus on musculoskeletal radiology. During the residency, Dr. Thorpe was responsible for film interpretation from outpatient clinics, National College’s Radiology Consultation Service, and The National MRI Center.  He was also an instructor for Radiology Learning Labs and Radiation Physics, Normal Anatomy, and Bone Pathology for the chiropractic curriculum.  He has also been an instructor for the radiology portion of the National Chiropractic Board Examination. His post-graduate training has continued with yearly educational symposiums and conferences across the country.

Dr. Thorpe is credentialed in general MRI by the Clinical Magnetic Resonance Society.  Dr. Thorpe is a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR), ACA’s Council On Diagnostic Imaging, The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Clinical Magnetic Resonance Society (CRMS), Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA), and Florida Chiropractic Society (FCS).  He is also an adjunct faculty member of the National University Of Health Sciences post-graduate department.

Terry D. Sandman, DC, MPH, DACBR

dr-terry-portraitTerry D. Sandman, D.C., M.P.H. earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, Illinois in 1977.  He completed residency training in radiology at National and became board-certified in radiology in 1980.  Dr. Sandman held positions as associate professor of radiology and head of the department of clinical radiology at National College where he currently maintains postgraduate lecturer status.  He completed advanced imaging fellowships in orthopedic and neuroradiology through the MRI Education Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio and at Carol Stream Imaging in Illinois.  He later served as clinical director and radiologist at AirLite Imaging in Elgin, Illinois. 

In 1997 Dr. Sandman earned a Master of Public Health degree from Northern Illinois University and performed independent studies in environmental radiation.  Before joining Diagnostic Imaging Consultants in St. Petersburg Florida he was owner and director of Sandman Chiropractic Associates, P.C. and Sandman Radiology in Bloomingdale, Illinois where he maintained his radiology consultation practice. Dr. Sandman is a highly regarded chiropractic physician, radiologist, author and lecturer.

Dr. Sandman is a member of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology, the American Chiropractic Association, the Council on Diagnostic Imaging, and the Florida Chiropractic Association.

Rudy N. Heiser, DC, DACBR

dr-rudy-portraitDr. Heiser is a board-certified chiropractic radiologist, educator and author who received his Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois where he graduated Cum Laude and Salutatorian in 2004. He then practiced at a multi-disciplinary clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina for three years before going back to obtain his Master of Science degree in Diagnostic Imaging, graduating Summa Cum Laude in August 2010. 

For three years, Dr. Heiser held a residency in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at his alma mater. He moved to Tampa Bay in 2010 to take a position as assistant professor teaching radiology and clinical practice at the National University of Health Sciences in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is also an adjunct faculty member at St. Petersburg College teaching anatomy to pre-professional students.

Having completed over 300 hours in chiropractic orthopedic training, Dr. Heiser has also had extensive post-graduate training in advanced imaging throughout the country.  He is a frequent post-graduate speaker at Florida Chiropractic Association conventions, lecturing on common, as well as unsuspected, musculoskeletal conditions and their various manifestations. Dr. Heiser is a member of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Chiropractic Association, the Florida Chiropractic Association, and the Pinellas County Chiropractic Society.


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Diagnostic Imaging Consultants

5136 Central Ave. Saint Petersburg, FL 33707