Patient Fears, Anxiousness, and Reaction to Skin Tears in Mammography
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...
The Strain of Being a Mammography Technologist
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...
Good to Great - Making the Bella Blankets Switch
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.
Data Proving Weaknesses in Mammography Positioning
In a review of one million mammographic studies, key weaknesses in positioning were found based on Volpara® Enterprise™ software that uses data points to determine quality metrics.
The Elusive Inframammary Fold
A mammographer’s goal is to produce the best clinical images while providing the patient with a positive experience. The perfect image combines the science of imaging technology and the art of...
Bella Blankets and Tissue Acquisition in Mammography
People working in the healthcare field hope to provide better care to the patient population by delivering better outcomes, offering a better experience, and potentially to help save a life....
Capturing the Elusive Pectoralis Major in Mammography
Did you know that 67% of all female breast cancers occur in the upper outer quadrant of the breast? Did you also know that the largest percentage of quality failures cited by the MQSA are due to...
MQSA EQUIP: Where Breast Imaging Facilities Are Showing Deficiencies in First Six Months
Nearly half of all breast imaging facilities undergoing their annual MQSA inspections were found to have at least one or more deficiencies related to the Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection...
Are Your Corrective Actions Ready for EQUIP Regulations?
MQSA’s Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP) initiative prepares breast imaging facilities to address image quality on a continual basis and hold the lead interpreting physician...
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