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In mammography, skin tears happen. Some are avoidable, while others are not. If a patient pulls away from the receptor plate too fast after the compression paddle has been released, the breast can stick to the plate and a tear can occur before the technologist can say,...
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Happy customers often turn into repeat customers. More importantly, they tell their friends about their positive experience. This is true for any business, including medical imaging. James Lipcamon, imaging services manager for East Cooper Medical Center in Charleston...
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Patients who miss radiation treatment appointments are at a greater risk of recurrence than those who don’t. The authors of the study Radiotherapy Noncompliance and Clinical Outcomes in an Urban Academic Cancer Center (published by Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer...
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Friday morning, 8:00 am, my first patient arrives. A 61 year old woman with a personal history of breast cancer and a mother with postmenopausal breast cancer presents for her annual mammogram.  The routine images are obtained and the patient quietly waits in the ...
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There has been much debate in the last few years regarding the use of positive oral contrast for patients with acute abdominal pain in the ED setting. Typically, radiologists want oral contrast as it helps with the speed and accuracy of their diagnosis. The ED physician...
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Mammography technologists are the eyes and ears of the radiologist; which makes them critically important in the breast imaging process.  Aside from the performance of high quality imaging, the most important service that a technologist can provide for their patient is...
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Twenty years is a lot of time. Twenty years ago Celine Dion and Cher were at the top of the charts. Titanic won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Seinfeld aired its last season. A lot can happen in twenty years. In MRI, the magnet has become smaller and more...
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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 mammography –...
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Two of the exams used in the diagnosis of abdominal diseases include a routine CAT-Scan (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis, and small bowel enterography which can be performed in either CT or MRI. A routine CT of the abdomen and pelvis can help diagnose problems in the...