Best Practices: Imaging
Breast centers across the country have instituted additional safety measures in order to make it as safe as possible for both patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is inclusive of wearing PPE (personal protective equipment),...
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Best Practices: Imaging
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we would shed some light on mammograms and how vital they can be in detecting cancers, as well as what to expect when you schedule your first mammogram.  Mammograms save lives  “Mammography...
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Best Practices: Imaging
A common misconception about digital breast tomosysnthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, is that whatever is seen on the first five slices is skin-related and most likely benign.   In their paper, "Dermal or Not? The Surprising Question...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Not all cancers present as obvious findings. Detecting lesions and groups of micro-calcifications requires concentration and dedicated focus.  According to Diagnostic Imaging, interruptions such as phone calls or clarifying questions from other...
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Best Practices: Positioning
When a patient comes in for her exam, emotions may run high - whether it’s a first-time exam and fear of the unknown, a patient with a history of breast cancer, a patient who finds compression hard to tolerate, or maybe an elderly patient who has...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Making sure a patient is comfortable both during and after a mammogram is of the utmost importance to Dr. Christina Jacobs, a board-certified radiologist with Advanced Radiology Services and Director of Breast Imaging at Bronson Health System in...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Although we may all see the same thing, how we communicate what we see can vary from individual to individual. While shades of interpretation and unique perspectives can make for great art and interesting stories, when it comes to the detection of...
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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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