Why Implementing Standardized Communication Protocols with Skin Markers in Mammography Matters
Keeping up with the advancements in the world of mammography affects radiologists, directors, supervisors and technologists alike. With the added pressure of detecting cancers at the earliest...
ACR Amends Skin Marking Protocols in Screening and Diagnostic Mammography
The American College of Radiology (ACR), recently, amended their Practice Parameters for the Performance of Screening and Diagnostic Mammography with a recommendation that:
Decrease the Risk of Body Orientation Error in General Imaging
According to The Society and College of Radiology (SCoR), as a best practice, anatomical side markers should be included on all images at time of exposure for legal documentation and safety. In...
A Radiologist’s Perspective:The Value of Consistent Communication with Skin Markers in Mammography
In the day to day role of a radiologist, the ability to read thoroughly and accurately is an expectation.
A Radiologist's Perspective on the Importance of Marking Moles in Mammography
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...
Effective Communication in Mammography is Key to Successful Patient Care
Mammography technologists are the eyes and ears of the radiologist; which makes them critically important in the breast imaging process.
New Mammography Standards: MQSA introduces EQUIP for Better Positioning in Mammography
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...
How DBT Has Radiologists Coming Full Circle Back to Marking Scars in Breast 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...
6 Surprising Lessons Learned From Implementing 3D Mammography
"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...
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