Patient Experience
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...
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Best Practices: Imaging
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...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
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...
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Best Practices: Imaging
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...
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Anxiousness
For my son Tanner, it was going to be a really fun summer, the one between high school and college when all the friends are together for one more season.  It wasn’t.   On June 10th 2017, Tanner wasn’t in a crosswalk when he was hit by the car....
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Breast Imaging
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...
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Communicating Areas of Concern
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...
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Corporate News
"Were you once a tech?" No greater compliment can be bestowed upon a member of our sales and marketing teams than this frequently asked question by our customers. Richard Foster is Beekley's Senior Training Manager and he told me that his approach to...
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Best Practices: Positioning
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...
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