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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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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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October may be one month dedicated to breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection. However, for those in the field of mammography and breast health – it’s a daily affair. Each day, thousands of women work to perform screening mammograms in the daily...
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As a response to the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic, the Joint Commission announced new regulations that address pain management will go into effect on January 1, 2018 for accredited hospitals.   First, hospitals will be required to facilitate practitioner and...
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Putting patients on the path to cancer survivorship is about more than eliminating a tumor. A well-defined survivorship program follows the patient's journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. It involves more than medical professionals, patient support...
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Each October, there is no shortage of exposure about the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness. The initiative builds each year gaining more and more exposure.   When it comes to breast cancer, PINK is no longer just a color but a statement that signifies strength, hope...