Advanced Health Education Center frequently does opinion surveys to understand the trends in the profession and how professionals are responding to the state of the industry. Generally, these surveys are used by our curriculum committee to design the continuing education coursework that can meet the practice demands experienced by our profession. One done recently focused on mammography and the state of the industry. It provided … Continue reading 2023 AHEC’s Mammography Opinion Questionnaire
I attended the CRCPD Mammography Conference in Houston last week, and one of the sessions was the FDA Update: Amendments to MQSA Regulations. It was presented by Dr. David Lerner who is the Medical Officer, FDA Division of Mammography of Quality Standards of FDA. He expounded on the three broad categories in which the amendments are categorized: improvements that addresses changes in mammography technology; improvements … Continue reading MQSA Update to Federal Regulations: What You Need to Know!
The field of radiologic technology has seen a significant increase in demand in recent years, and mammography is no exception. Mammography is an essential tool in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, which can help save lives. With the demand for mammography services on the rise, the need for skilled and trained professionals in this field has also increased. As a response to … Continue reading GROW! Mammography Scholarship
As a medical professional, staying up to date with the latest advancements in your field is crucial for providing quality patient care. This is especially true in the field of gynecology, where diagnostic imaging plays a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting women’s health. Whether you are looking to enhance your skills in gynecological ultrasound or interested … Continue reading Elevate Your Gynecological Ultrasound Skills with AHEC
After the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, a large exclusion zone was created to keep people away from the radiation. Many people were exposed to radiation that caused mutations in their DNA. Studies since then have shown that people exposed to the radiation didn’t pass on their mutations to their children. While everyone was evacuated away from the area, many animals … Continue reading Surviving in the Zone: The Genetic Changes in Chernobyl Wildlife
Last week, we had Najah K. come and join us for our 5-Day Echocardiography Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound course. She thoroughly enjoyed the course and agreed to give us an interview about her experience and her thoughts on the class. Read her testimonial below! Q: Could you tell us about your background? I am an internal medicine resident and research fellow at Houston Methodist and with … Continue reading Echocardiography Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound Testimonial
It’s Been A Long Time Coming! Most of the requirements in our MQSA mammography regulations are 20 years old and, in some cases, not reflective of current clinical practice. The updates according to the FDA are to, “modernize the regulations by incorporating current science and mammography best practices”. The changes first proposed in 2019 were published in the federal register for comments. On March 10, … Continue reading New Mammography Amendments to MQSA
Radiology is a field based on innovation and change. Even during the past decades, radiology has continued to evolve as the imaging industry added CT and MRI as well as interventional radiology. As technology becomes more advanced, so will radiology. With AI becoming more incorporated into healthcare and telemedicine becoming more popular, here are 5 trends in radiology we expect to see. Trend 1: AI’s … Continue reading 5 Future Trends in Radiology to Expect
Last September, a new scholarship endowed by Marilyn Sackett was announced. We’re proud to reveal the recipient of the Marilyn Sackett Leadership Scholarship. Congratulations to Darcy Willis, M.S.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)! As a current faculty member of a radiography program and a department chair at Madison College’s School of Health Sciences in Wisconsin, Willis is also working on her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. She will be … Continue reading Announcing the Marilyn Sackett Leadership Scholarship Recipient
Fighting words or a major twinge of conscience? Is this a moral dilemma and you are concerned about patient care, or are you gatekeeping to protect your profession? This problem or concern is not new. It just reoccurs often. Only 5 states and the District of Columbia do not have some type of licensure, certification, or registration regulations, and the regulated states usually provide a … Continue reading My Boss Wants Me to Train Our MA’s to Take X-rays!