Category Archives: Patient Care

When is it Time to Call Hospice?

When a family member is dealing with an end of life illness, it is important to develop a care plan as soon as possible. Discussing and making plans for end of life is not an easy topic to approach with family. However, developing a care plan will make the transitions and decision making much easier […]

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When You Become a Caregiver

If you have aging parents, now is the time to start preparing so you are not suddenly thrust into the role. In this article, we wanted to provide you with a few tips on how to prepare for the future or if you are in that position, now you may find a few tips to […]

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Balancing People, Process and Technology to Drive Effective Transformation in Health Care

We found this article on the McKesson Medial Imaging Talk Blog. It raises a few very interesting points regarding the integration of people, processes and technology. Transformative change in health care requires the right combination of people, process and technology. Adding technology addresses individual problems but may ultimately create unnecessary complexity. Adding processes can standardize workflow, […]

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Advanced Practice in Radiation Therapy

This white paper describes ASRT activities, discussions and findings to date concerning advanced practice for radiation therapists, as well as reports on advanced practice in other countries and professions. Examination of the literature and of other professions can provide important comparisons, successful approaches to advanced practice and lessons learned.  

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Less Sizzle, More Steak: 5 Things to Watch in 2016

This article is from Radiology Today’s Jim Knaub that discusses the latest and upcoming trends in radiology. This article covers: Improved Workflows brought on by the American Healthcare Reform Act Cone beam CT designed for extremity imaging designed to allow easy access for a standing, weight-bearing exam. Hybrid x-ray systems that are all-in-one using digital flat […]

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Is Radiation Dangerous as Previously Believed?

Download the latest whitepaper from Konica Minolta written by Ronny Bachrach about the dangers of radiation. American Mobile Medical offers DR technology that is a digital form of radiology that uses digital sensors instead of photographic film. Resulting in: Faster Results Clearer Images Images can be transferred digitally Tremendous dose reduction of radiation

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Patient Safety and Quality in Medical Imaging: The Radiologic Technologist’s Role

It’s up to radiologists to ensure patient safety and to follow a code of ethics of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The whitepaper below discusses and recommends ways radiologic technologists can improve patient safety and quality of medical imaging. Issues discussed include: Staffing under budget constraints. Technology gaps such as lack of computer […]

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How Patient Care is Changing Radiology

Below is a white paper released by Konica Minolta, written by Ronny Bachrach that discusses how patient-centered care impacts radiology. The patient-centered care revolution brought on by the Affordable Healthcare Act, has impacted radiology departments and practices to improve doctor-patient communication, provide faster results, and offer more comfortable waiting areas.  

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