Best Practices: Imaging
The American College of Radiology (ACR), recently, amended their Practice Parameters for the Performance of Screening and Diagnostic Mammography with a recommendation that: “Facilities should require consistent use of radiographically distinct...
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Beekley Culture
When Beekley Corporation was first founded by my paternal grandfather F. Cheney Beekley in 1934, it was as a manufacturer of paper products. The company was located in West Hartford, CT and occupied three floors of the building in the center of town....
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CT-Scan
Since first suggested in 1976, CT guidance during interventional procedures has become indispensable. Common procedures that utilize CT guidance and can benefit from a localization device include biopsies, drainages, cryoablation, celiac plexus, and...
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According to The Society and College of Radiology (SCoR), as a best practice, anatomical side markers should be included on all images at time of exposure for legal documentation and safety. In addition, if a side marker is not used, and there is any...
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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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Clinical Aromatherapy
It is no secret that the healthcare sector has had an increased focus on the patient experience and their satisfaction. Hospitals, especially, are always considering ways to improve the patient experience as reimbursements are based on patient HCAHPS...
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Beekley Culture
To most people in the imaging community, the name Beekley Medical is synonymous with mammography skin markers and early detection of breast cancer causes. But, even though breast care is our oldest and largest division, we are very much involved in...
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Radiation Oncology
Dr. Douglas Housman is a radiation oncologist previously with Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NY,  and now at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center in CT. In his many years of experience, there’s one thing he can attest to: you can’t always see scars...
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Breast Imaging
Detecting breast cancers in their earliest stages is every radiologists’ mission. Having the right tools to help them do it, is ours. I recently attended an imaging conference sponsored by a renowned breast center in New York City and had the...
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