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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Best Practices: Positioning
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 patient’s breast can be challenging with certain breast types...
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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
Breast radiologists have a particularly challenging job of looking for what many say is; “a needle in a haystack.” Some breast cancers may present as pronounced lesions or clusters of calcifications, which may seem somewhat easy to define. However,...
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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: Imaging
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 possible stage, staying on top of technology changes means...
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