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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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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Best Practices: Imaging
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...
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Best Practices: Imaging
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...
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Best Practices: Imaging
"If only I knew then what I know now." A common refrain as more and more imaging centers are moving towards offering digital breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography. Despite the amount of literature available from equipment manufacturers and industry...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Are you experiencing a blurring or slinky artifact with your skin markers in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)? Using skin markers intended for 2-D mammography could be your culprit. DBT or 3-D mammography is very sensitive to densities – this is...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Editor's Note: This is the last installment of a five-part series adapted from the author's paper "Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: A Planning Guide to Implementing the Latest Advancement into Your Imaging Center." Links to parts the previous...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment of a five-part series adapted from the author's paper "Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: A Planning Guide to Implementing the Latest Advancement into Your Imaging Center." Links to parts 1, 2, & 3, in...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Editor's Note: This is the third installment of a five-part series adapted from the author's paper "Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: A Planning Guide to Implementing the Latest Advancement into Your Imaging Center." Links to parts 1 & 2 , in addition to...
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