Here in southeast Texas, we joke that we don’t have the typical four seasons that occur in other parts of the country. We have hurricane season, crawfish season, and football season. Everything else is typically “how hot is going to get today?” When the groundhog said “6 more weeks of winter” little did we know it would be 6 weeks crammed into a matter of … Continue reading I REALLY dislike that stupid groundhog!
Yes, it is true. If you heard any rumors, you are among the few. Most health professionals have not heard anything. The 86th Texas Legislature passed H.B. 2059 on 5/10/19. The vote was 134 yes, 7 no, 2 present, not voting. It became effective on 9/1/19 and compliance began on 9/1/20. H.B. 2059 – An act relating to human trafficking prevention training as a condition … Continue reading Texas Medical Board Implements Requirements for Human Trafficking Prevention Continuing Education Training for Health Professionals.
Super Agers are individuals who are in their 80’s or older who have the same cognitive abilities comparable to those in middle age. Radiology image of the year was shown last summer 2020 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in New Orleans. Research with PET scans showed that compared with normal agers and those with mild cognitive decline, super agers have … Continue reading How Is Your Brain? Will you be a Super Ager?
There have been frequent postings recently lamenting the fact that directors cannot fill or even get applicants for their vacant positions in mammography. How did this trend happen? Are we so confused by Covid that we lost track? Did the shutdown of normal mammo departments mask or delay the realization of shortages? Or has the entry into the field and the clinical requirements coupled with … Continue reading Trending: Where Did the Mammographers Go?
This case was first reported in our blog “Patient Safety: Whose Job Is It Anyway? A Radiology Tragedy” in September 2020. The case involved an allergic reaction to gadolinium by a 41 year old patient. Immediate hypersensitivity reactions to gadolinium are not common, but in hypersensitive patients repeated reactions average approximately 30%. Adverse events to contrast media can be categorized into time frames and the … Continue reading Jury awards $10.83M In MRI Allergic Reaction Case (2020)
We are so happy to see 2020 go and to start 2021! Advanced Health Education Center was tossed by the COVID-19 whirlwinds and made many changes to adjust to the new reality. We reduced our live event training in March and closed our classrooms to only broadcasting in April. We moved training to streaming over the internet for all clients while we concentrated on assisting … Continue reading Happy New Year 2021! Our 2020 Look Back Period
A new study published December 17, 2020 in the Environmental International Journal reported researchers from Greenpeace Research Labs have found ongoing contamination in wheat, rye, oats, and barley grown in an area 31 miles south of the nuclear plant. The radioactivity – strontium 90 and cesium 137- were above safe consumption levels. The strontium 90 was above safe levels in 48% of the samples. The … Continue reading New Study Shows Unsafe Levels of Radiation In Crops Near Chernobyl Nuclear Site
After all the personal opinions die down on social media about whether the vaccine is safe and the naysayers express their mantra of “Never, I won’t take it”, the real fight begins. Who is on the priority list? Besides hospital and clinic -based personnel and those residing in nursing homes who will draw the lucky straws? Will it be politicized? After all, the distribution is … Continue reading The Healthcare Fight of the Week: Vaccine Anyone?
In June of 2020 during the height of the pandemic, ARRT published proposals for public comment from the professional community about discontinuing acceptance of CE for preparing and delivering presentations, both oral and written. Why? The Board of Trustees state they received a great deal of feedback and decided that effective January 1, 2022, ARRT will stop accepting CE credits for preparing and delivering presentations. … Continue reading ARRT Will Stop Accepting CE for Preparing and Delivering Presentations
As a Radiology Director, Administrator, Radiation Safety Officer and now owner of a medical imaging education company, I have always received numerous questions about job responsibilities, liabilities, and what job safety requirements are considered acceptable for every modality in medical imaging. I have witnessed and been involved in life altering incidents for patients. This begs the question; whose job is it anyway to ensure the … Continue reading Patient Safety: Whose Job Is It Anyway? A Radiology Tragedy