The future has already arrived. It just isn’t evenly distributed yet. Digital radiography, artificial intelligence, picture archiving and communication systems, computed assisted diagnosis, functional fMri, non-invasive angiography, 4D ultrasound, and 3D mammography are just a few of the newer procedure equipment. The hybrid equipment has combined modalities utilizing principles of MR, PET, SPECT, CT and Mammography. Adding to these combinations, molecular imaging, we find an … Continue reading Advanced imaging technology and your future… Where will you be in 5 years?
From the start- Get your mammogram and encourage your friends and family to comply. Throw Back Thursday – In 1992 Congress passed the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) to ensure women got high quality screening mammograms. The standard bearer for the new law was not a woman seeking better health care for women. It was a Congressman whose sister received a poor quality procedure … Continue reading It’s October – Go Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A new MQSA regulatory program called Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Process (EQUIP) became effective on January 1, 2017 to continue the promotion of clinical image quality. The program will be phased in over a 3 year period. This initial year is intended to be an educational year. During this year, inspectors will provide information about the program and alert the facility of the FDA … Continue reading NEWS About the MQSA EQUIP Initiative: What you need to know!
AHEC always puts the client in the driver’s seat. You speak, we listen. What are your practice gaps? We will find the experts to fill those gaps. Can’t meet our regular schedule? We will come to you or schedule a private tutorial. Don’t see the imaging procedure to add to your tool box? Ask! We design custom training. Now, we can’t do everything, but we … Continue reading Leading the Way: Specialty Training and Private Tutorials
Big Changes are Big News Blog by Lesa Mohr, BS, RT(R)(BD)(QM), AHEC Faculty Keeping you updated on the latest changes that affect the way you maintain your license and credentials: Homestudy Changes The required number of test questions per CE credit for homestudies has been reduced . You will find AHEC has already and is implementing these changes. (This is great) You may now take … Continue reading News Flash for Radiologic Technologists!
The year 2015 was a banner year for advances in transgender visibility. Caitlyn Jenner came out as a woman starring on the cover of the magazine Vanity Fair. TLC premiered a reality show based on following 14 year old Jazz in her daily life as a Florida trans teen. Amazon won a Golden Globe for Transparent a show about the metamorphous of an AARP-card-carrying father … Continue reading Transgender Identity Crisis: Theirs or OURS?
This new term, “uberizing” or “uberization”, has many different meanings. As I see the term used in articles, blogs, and ads it seems to have different interpretations. But, specifically, it should mean on-demand at-home care delivery. Will this bring back the house call? Those of us familiar with the Uber principle of transportation find that it has many advantages over the utilization of a rent … Continue reading Uberizing Healthcare: Bringing Back the House Call?
One of my favorite late night shows was Jay Leno and his segments on “Jaywalking” This segment had Jay going to a public park or boardwalk and interviewing people with common questions. The questions were generally current events, current politics, or some common knowledge such as the capital of a state, or my favorite Question: “Why did women burn their bras in the ‘60”s (meaning … Continue reading Is It Apathy or Is It Ignorance?
So here I sit on New Year’s Eve contemplating this year of 2014. I will not be sad to leave it behind and as the eternal optimist I look forward to a better year in 2015. It’s a surprise that we can get up every morning if we listen to the media. So much hate, so much violence, so much war, so much obesity, so … Continue reading Bang Head Here!
Several of my friends, independently, have told me their stories about their experiences with Obamacare. All the stories are similar in many ways and entail recounting of large deductibles and small coverage. The news media has recounted different stories, each with a different problem, but basically all with the same theme. My favorite of the most recent ones in my realm is of a wife … Continue reading Are We Sinking Ourselves in Medical Debt?