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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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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