Becoming a breast health clinical navigator is a rewarding and challenging career path that requires a variety of skills and knowledge. It is important to understand what the role entails and what qualifications and experience are necessary to become a breast health clinical navigator. As a breast health clinical navigator, you will be responsible for providing support to patients and their families in their journey … Continue reading Navigating the Way to Becoming a Breast Health Clinical Navigator
Michelle Keck, BSRT RT(R)(M)(BS), talks about her path to mammography and breast ultrasound. Continue reading My Path to Mammography & Breast Ultrasound
When you think about it, mammograms and anxiety kind of go hand in hand. For many patients the stress sets in the moment they are faced with making their annual appointment. It is understandable why patients dread their mammograms, but it does not have to be as bad as they work it up to be. When we create an experience for our patients that is … Continue reading How to Decrease Anxiety During Mammograms
A new study by Dr. Shepherd and colleagues has recently shown that deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, has a higher precision rate of detecting cancer risks in mammograms compared to conventional methods. Screening mammograms can detect early signs of breast cancer, which improves the chances of surviving for the patient, but screening mammograms usually miss about 20% of breast cancers. On the flip side, a false-negative result means a delay in crucial treatment, … Continue reading The Impact of Deep Learning AI on Mammography
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 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 the same CE homestudy over again in a … 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?