Radiology Community Shares Coronavirus Clinical Practices

We have compiled question and answers regarding coronavirus clinical practices from radiology community leaders and medical imaging forums.  Here’s what people are asking and the responses from our fellow imaging professionals. COVID19- CT Downtime for Disinfecting – AHRA Forum Responses How are your organizations preparing for the downtime due to disinfection requirements if you treat a patient with suspected COVID19? “We are being told that … Continue reading Radiology Community Shares Coronavirus Clinical Practices

No masks but here are 100+ products and tips to help protect you against COVID-19

The CDC says there is proof that disinfecting your home and workspace properly can help fight back against the flu and coronavirus. Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Household members should educate themselves about COVID-19 … Continue reading No masks but here are 100+ products and tips to help protect you against COVID-19

Am I Going to Get the Coronavirus?

This is a very important question for all of us today. Personally, I have a family member who has respiratory disease which makes it imperative that I not get exposed and bring it home.  The disease is now in my backyard with citizens in quarantine and locally hospitalized. What to do and who do I believe? To give some perspective here’s some information about COVID-19 … Continue reading Am I Going to Get the Coronavirus?

Walmart Adds Imaging Services to Second Super Center

Walmart’s first super center for health care services opened September 13, 2019 in Dallas, Georgia.  This new “Walmart Health” center is 10,000 square feet and provides medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health services, lab testing, X-rays, EKG, hearing and wellness education.  Other Walmart stores have smaller (1500 square foot) “Care Clinics” with more limited services in cities in Georgia, South Carolina and Texas. My questions from … Continue reading Walmart Adds Imaging Services to Second Super Center

Everything You Need to Know About Chuck Norris’s Dropped Lawsuit

In 2017 Chuck Norris filed suit against Bracco Industries, claiming the contrast agent, Gadolinium, left his wife, Gena, with intense pain and a burning sensation. Bracco released a statement January 16, 2020, saying they were “pleased to announce that the lawsuit filed by Chuck and Gena Norris… has been voluntarily dismissed.” (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/voluntary-dismissal-of-norris-case-300988404.html) After a 3-year legal battle with Bracco Industries and several other manufacturers of … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Chuck Norris’s Dropped Lawsuit

Hats Off to MRI Safety Personnel

Although MRI has never been my specialty, I am a member of a MRI Safety group on Facebook and receive posts from them on a daily basis.  The group requires approval for membership and the administrator is Tobias Gilk. Unlike many other groups/pages I belong to within the radiology community, I find that this group is the most helpful to the community members.  The members … Continue reading Hats Off to MRI Safety Personnel

Radiology Life… Humor that will brighten your day!

As a technologist when I hear “great shot” or “beautiful sunrise” I do not necessarily think about basketball or the sun coming up in the morning. We were having a conversation in our office a few days ago about kids saying the darnedest things and which quickly turned into “things you only hear in a radiology department”. Think about it, where else can you hear, … Continue reading Radiology Life… Humor that will brighten your day!

In Case You Missed It – Top Blogs of 2019

AHEC blogs experienced 25% growth in readership in 2019 with 14,439 blog views and 10,413 unique visitors from 51 different countries.   Our blogs have been quoted in industry news and on various professional society community boards.  So, we wanted to share what blogs garnered the most interest in 2019. The Joint Commission Deletes Fluoroscopy User Training Requirement Doctors File Lawsuits Against Hospital for Failure to … Continue reading In Case You Missed It – Top Blogs of 2019

Surgery In the Dirt

In Iraq in 2007 five hundred pounds of explosives detonated beneath Combat Medic Greg Dotson’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle. His unit soldiers, trained by Greg, pulled him and his medic bag from the wreck and began work. While a furious firefight was going on around them, they applied tourniquets high on his shredded legs, slid a breathing tube down his nose and throat and got a … Continue reading Surgery In the Dirt