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Strategies for Reducing Patient Anxiousness in the Biopsy Suite

Strategies for Reducing Patient Anxiousness in the Biopsy Suite

by Melissa Vibberts

Rewinding back to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, screening mammograms were delayed due to many breast centers temporarily closing their doors.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer screenings declined by 87% during the month of April 2020 compared to the previous 5-year average. Although volumes started to recover […]

Why Mark Moles in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis? A Radiologist Perspective

Why Mark Moles in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis? A Radiologist Perspective

by Megan Sargalski

Over the past few months, we have introduced Dr. Joseph C. Benjamin, specialist in breast imaging and lead interpreting physician for mammography within the Mercy Health system in Ohio. In his paper, “Skin Marking in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Unique Markers Establish Consistency and Efficiency,” Dr. Benjamin writes about the clinical and operational benefits realized from implementing […]

Imaging Professionals Discuss Patient Stabilization, Motion Artifact, and Infection Control in …

Imaging Professionals Discuss Patient Stabilization, Motion Artifact, and Infection Control in …

by Jonathan McCullough

The goal for every imaging department is to obtain an optimal patient image for accurate diagnosis. Involuntary patient motion becomes the department’s enemy as the slightest wiggle causes artifact, creating a suboptimal image, which is difficult for the interpreting physician to read. In situations where artifact is too severe patients must be rescanned and exposed to […]

Clinical Aromatherapy in Labor & Delivery

Clinical Aromatherapy in Labor & Delivery

by Laura Smith

Women use aromatherapy / essential oils for many reasons as a holistic approach to self-care. Aromatherapy can help relax a woman through times of anxiousness, during pain, and sleeplessness.   A highly popular aromatherapy practice is the diffusion of one’s favorite essential oil(s) in the home. It is no surprise then that many women wish […]

Why Mark Nipples in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Why Mark Nipples in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

by Megan Sargalski

We introduced Dr. Joseph C. Benjamin, specialist in breast imaging and lead interpreting physician for mammography within the Mercy Health system in Ohio in a previous blog post regarding the clinical and operational benefits he has seen since implementing a system-wide 5 shape skin marking protocol in mammography. In his paper, “Skin Marking in Digital […]

Corporate Wellness Programs an Investment in a Company’s Greatest Assets

Corporate Wellness Programs an Investment in a Company’s Greatest Assets

by Megan Sargalski

Explore a different culture, try at least 2 fruits or vegetables that you’ve never tried before, perform 3 acts of kindness this week. These are just a few of the weekly challenges that participants of Beekley Corp's Spring/Summer Wellbeing Challenge have been put to the task of completing each week for the last 8 weeks. Starting […]

How Oral Contrast Affects Departmental Throughput in Enterography

How Oral Contrast Affects Departmental Throughput in Enterography

by Jonathan McCullough

Radiology is one of the most affected hospital departments by patient cancellations according to the article, "The Financial Burden of Missed Appointments: Uncaptured Revenue Due to Outpatient No-Shows in Radiology." In fact, radiology loses more uncaptured revenue per patient visit than primary care or other practices. While there are many reasons patients may need to reschedule […]

Radiologist Perspective on the Value of Skin Markers in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Radiologist Perspective on the Value of Skin Markers in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

by Megan Sargalski

Joseph C. Benjamin, MD, is a specialist in breast imaging and lead interpreting physician for mammography within the Mercy Health system in Ohio.  In his paper, "Skin Marking in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Unique Markers Establish Consistency and Efficiency," Dr. Benjamin uses several case studies to demonstrate why he strongly believes in the value of a 5 […]