Best Practices: Imaging
Around the country, new medical buildings seem to break ground and open for business in record breaking time. With new locations being built all around us, healthcare systems are expanding satellite offices outside the hospitals, providing additional...
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Breast Imaging
Although the mammography receptor plate is cleaned and disinfected between patients as indicated by the FDA Infection Control Regulations for Mammography Equipment (900.12(e)(I3)(i), (ii), (iii), in most  cases, according to the FDA's own...
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Breast Imaging
To paraphrase the philosopher William James; Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter the thoughts, alter the reality. Well, a team of researchers at Boca Raton Regional Hospital set out to test this theory on patient perception...
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Best Practices: Imaging
There’s an adage in healthcare “If it’s not documented, it didn’t happen.” Documentation that is a complete, accurate, timely account of a patient’s condition or status not only provides efficient and accurate communication to all on that patient’s...
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Breast Imaging
The 3.5 million breast cancer survivors currently living in the United States lost a hero on October 16, 2019. A hero they probably never heard of, but to whom many owe their lives and, more importantly, the quality of their life after diagnosis. In...
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Best Practices: Imaging
When it comes to the use of mammography skin markers in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) or 3D mammography, care has to be taken to use the correct markers. With many sites performing both a full field digital mammogram (2D) and a 3D exam at one...
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Best Practices: Positioning
Mammography Technologists are very dedicated to getting as much breast tissue as possible in the image knowing that cancers can often lurk at the chest wall. Their role in positioning the patient’s breast can be challenging with certain breast types...
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Breast Imaging
A while back Beekley Medical published the article "Skin Tears in Mammography Happen…But Do They Have To?" Soon after, we began receiving communications from patients who wanted to feel heard after experiencing a skin tear that their breast center...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Although the onus of interpretation lies on the radiologist - mammographers are on the front lines when it comes to patient care and clinical efficacy. From positioning to communication to documentation, they can represent the difference between a...
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