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The number one cause of office visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) is gastrointestinal symptoms. In the more simple cases, the PCP armed with an arsenal of modern drugs can treat the patient, but the more difficult cases must be referred to a gastroenterologist....
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At Beekley Medical, we like to joke that we're the best vendor most of our healthcare system customers' supply chain managers didn't even know they had.   The reason for that is simple - we make their job easier simply by not being high on the radar. Because, in the...
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The MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program), monitored by the FDA, has been in regulation for 25 years with the primary purpose of monitoring clinical imaging quality at mammography facilities.   Once a year, an inspector visits an accredited breast imaging...
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One of the biggest challenges in senior care today is trying to find the balance between quality of life and physical safety for people with dementia/Alzheimer’s while keeping the need for pharmacological interventions at a minimum.  "In memory care, many folks develop...
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Did you know that close to 2 million MRI exams are aborted each year due to patient anxiety or claustrophobia across the globe?   That's a lot of lost scans resulting in $1 billion annually in lost productivity to the imaging facility, not to mention a poor, and...
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What makes for an "aha" moment?   For Dr. David Gruen, Director of Women's Imaging for Stamford Health (Stamford, CT), it was the realization that he and his team were working up more patients for architectural distortion in 3D Mammography (Digital breast tomosynthesis...
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The challenge every radiation oncology department faces is to destroy cancer cells and stop the growth of the tumor while limiting harm to nearby healthy tissue. Accuracy is measured in millimeters, and the precision of the CT simulation will affect subsequent...
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The goal of the radiation therapist is to accurately locate the central axis or zero slice on the tumor field for treatment planning. A skin marker with a distinct shape that clearly defines the area of focus as you are scrolling through the images can save you time and...
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Temporary marks are an important part of CT simulation, allowing for accurate and reproducible set-ups for treatment. However, temporary marks are only helpful if they stay on the patient. Otherwise, the patient will need to be re-simulated before receiving or...