The Superman Complex/Superwoman Syndrome in Healthcare

Healthcare heroes is a term that many of you have probably heard before. Your work as a healthcare professional is important and lifesaving, but burnout and stress go hand-in-hand with the job. A mistake can lead to dire consequences, and many healthcare professionals work long hours with limited breaks. This type of environment can breed the superman complex/superwoman syndrome, which can exacerbate anxiety and lead … Continue reading The Superman Complex/Superwoman Syndrome in Healthcare

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 101

Breast cancer can affect 1 out of 8 women in the US. Out of all of the breast cancers, triple-negative breast cancer accounts for around 10-15% of them. Triple-negative breast cancers don’t have any of the receptors that commonly show up in breast cancer. What that means is that the cells test negative on all three tests for estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor … Continue reading Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 101

Depression and Anxiety Symptoms Tied to Radiologic Technology Weekend Shift Work  

A new study scheduled for publication in the January 2023 issue of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists journal, Radiologic Technology, underscores the question whether there is a relationship between mental health (depression and anxiety) and engaging in shift work, working weekend shifts, and taking call for radiologic technologists. The study also sought to identify coping strategies used to manage depression and anxiety.  The study … Continue reading Depression and Anxiety Symptoms Tied to Radiologic Technology Weekend Shift Work  

Emergency Medicine/ Point of Care Ultrasound Class Testimonial

After being around for over 30 years, AHEC has had the good fortune of having students from all over the country and the world attend our ultrasound classes. Taught by accomplished and experienced instructors, all our ultrasound classes start off with a lecture and end with hands-on scanning with live models under the tutelage of experts.  We have ultrasound classes for a variety of topics. … Continue reading Emergency Medicine/ Point of Care Ultrasound Class Testimonial

3 Ways to tell a Good Recruiter from a Bad Recruiter

Many companies use recruiters to find quality candidates suited for the open role. If you’re job searching, you’ve probably run into a couple of them yourself. They are the bridge between a candidate and the company, and you should be able to trust that they’ll give you the best option available for that contract.  Unfortunately, some recruiters are bad recruiters. You might end up with … Continue reading 3 Ways to tell a Good Recruiter from a Bad Recruiter

Can Trained Radiologic Technologists Be the Answer to Radiologist Shortages? 

By Marilyn Sackett, MEd, RT(R), FASRT  In the September 2022 issue of the RSNA journal, Radiology, an article appeared about research done in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service Screening Program that requires double readings from screening mammograms. The study included radiologists and radiographers.  It evaluated two-dimensional screening digital mammograms using the double reading model that is the standard of care in the United Kingdom. … Continue reading Can Trained Radiologic Technologists Be the Answer to Radiologist Shortages? 

How to Become a Registered Mammography Technologist

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, and mammograms are an important part of helping diagnose the disease and help increase the chances of survival. Mammography technologists are vital to taking digital pictures of the breast and detecting lumps or tumors. Is becoming a mammography technologist a goal of yours?  Prerequisites for Registered Mammography Technologists  To become a registered mammography technologist, you will need at … Continue reading How to Become a Registered Mammography Technologist

Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

Telemedicine has been around since the 1950s, and it has steadily evolved throughout the years. You can receive it through a variety of methods, including phone calls and video conferencing. During the pandemic, many people turned to telemedicine in order to receive medical assistance. However, some people prefer the previous way of receiving care, and some physicians find the virtual distance a hinder to their … Continue reading Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

Following UP: Shielding Requirements for RT’s

Have RT’s forgotten and forgone their shielding policies in lieu of the recent debate? It’s been almost five years since the shielding debate began about gonadal shielding. I wrote my first blogs in January and February, 2018. ASRT published their white paper on the subject on July 2, 2019.  Then the NCRP issued a statement regarding what they interpreted the shielding requirements to state. Last … Continue reading Following UP: Shielding Requirements for RT’s