Best Practices: Positioning
Change can be hard on us as human beings. Whether it is change in our personal life or at our place of work, it's often a stretch outside our comfort zone. Change can be especially hard in mammography when you are considering a switch in products...
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Best Practices: Positioning
In a review of one million mammographic studies, key weaknesses in positioning were found based on Volpara® Enterprise™ software that uses data points to determine quality metrics. The most common issues in positioning detected by Volpara Enterprise...
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Best Practices: Positioning
A mammographer’s goal is to produce the best clinical images while providing the patient with a positive experience. The perfect image combines the science of imaging technology and the art of positioning.  Mammography is considered one of the...
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Best Practices: Positioning
People working in the healthcare field hope to provide better care to the patient population by delivering better outcomes, offering a better experience, and potentially to help save a life. Whether working in ED, the surgical suite, or even in...
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Best Practices: Positioning
Did you know that 67% of all female breast cancers occur in the upper outer quadrant of the breast?  Did you also know that the largest percentage of quality failures cited by the MQSA are due to poor positioning? In fact, according to the FDA's...
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Best Practices: Positioning
Nearly half of all breast imaging facilities undergoing their annual MQSA inspections were found to have at least one or more deficiencies related to the Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP)in the first six months after its launch....
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Best Practices: Positioning
MQSA’s Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP) initiative prepares breast imaging facilities to address image quality on a continual basis and hold the lead interpreting physician and/or interpreting physician as the person...
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Best Practices: Positioning
The Mammography Quality Standards Act has increased the overall effectiveness of mammography since 1992 by providing standardized criteria  for accreditation and certification of breast imaging facilities. The most cited cause of cited cause...
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Best Practices: Positioning
Dawn Herzog, Breast Center Supervisor at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL had a dilemma. She, her staff, and her patients had high levels of satisfaction with the receptor plate covers her center used on every mammogram, but with an average 20-35...
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