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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Breast Imaging
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. While breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are difficult for women of any age, young...
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Best Practices: Positioning
Change can be hard on us as human beings. Whether it is change in our personal life or at our place of work, it's often a stretch outside our comfort zone. Change can be especially hard in mammography when you are considering a switch in products...
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Breast Imaging
Pink ribbon season is almost here. Yet, despite all the millions spent on breast cancer awareness, women are still reluctant to go for annual screening mammography. And when they do go, many see it as an unpleasant task rather than an important step...
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Breast Imaging
  I found your site after acquiring a skin tear during my mammogram today. First, I want to say that I did not pull away! There was a lot of emphasis on that in my reading. I soon will be 60 and have had mammograms beginning in my early 20's. The...
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Breast Imaging
Patients are becoming increasingly significant drivers in the evolution of healthcare delivery thanks to easy access to a wealth of online information about the quality and performance of healthcare providers. As healthcare consumers, patients...
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Breast Imaging
Pictured (L-R) Robert G. Berkenblit, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Judy Yee, MD, Professor and University Chair Department of Radiology, Montefiore Health System & Albert Einstein College of...
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Breast Imaging
In mammography, skin tears happen. Some are avoidable, while others are not. If a patient pulls away from the receptor plate too fast after the compression paddle has been released, the breast can stick to the plate and a tear can occur before the...
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