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The first day of Fall is tagged as Falls Prevention Awareness Day by the National Council of Aging.   Almost every long-term care resident is at the risk of falling. The risk factor of the individual may include their physical limitations, polypharmacy, mental health,...
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Yes, there is something up our sleeves!  Beekley Medical customers will start seeing their dispensed product arrive in smaller boxes. However, unlike the food industry, we didn't shrink the volume of the product, we shrunk the volume of the protective packing material....
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  One of the most frequently asked questions of our Radiation Oncology team is what are others doing when it comes to permanent vs temporary marks in treatment set-ups. The answer is "It depends." Both methods have their pros and cons and in the end it may come down to...
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Breast Biopsies can be very stressful for patients. Although it is a minor procedure, it is a major event to the patient. Many patients are mothers or grandmothers and worry about their family’s fate if a cancer is detected.  In their April 10, 2017 issue, Worldviews on...
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When the FDA approved the first digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) unit (Hologic-Selenia Dimensions) in February 2011, it was mandated that a two-dimensional (2D) mammogram was acquired along with the three-dimensional (3D) tomographic slices of the breast.   Why 2D...
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In small bowel imaging, distention is the name of the game.  Unfortunately, in order to get the desired bowel distention for imaging, patients must ingest a large volume of fluid: usually 1350 – 1500ML, approximately 44 – 51 fluid ounces, within a 45 minute time-frame....
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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 ultimately responsible for the...
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At Beekley, it’s not uncommon for us to come across inspiring stories about patients and physicians fighting cancer. Sometimes they’re so inspiring that we have to share them. Meet Dr. Krystyna Kiel, a radiation oncologist who retired from Rush University Medical Center...
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On June 28, 2017 the email from Dr. Sai Varanasi read. "Good Morning Ayn, Just wanted to share the good news. The center has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by NCBC. We cannot thank you and Beekley enough to be with us in our journey." ...