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vRad Announces Recipients of RBMA Summit Education Scholarships

vRad awarded three individual $1,500 scholarships to the following recipients who will attend the RBMA Radiology Summit April 24th to 27th in Colorado Springs, Colorado: Stephanie Dybul, MBA, RT(R)(VI), CIRCC—is the division administrator for vascular and interventional radiology at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Tiffani A. Mauro, MAS, CMPE— is a healthcare management…

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Patient Access to Imaging Results

A Matter of Rights, or Wrong?

Should patients be able to access their imaging reports through the internet?  More and more commonly, health care systems are allowing their patients to get their X-ray, CT, MRI or other diagnostic imaging results through secure portals – in some cases before the referring physician has even had a chance to review them. What is the…

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Office Ergonomics for Teleradiologists

Working from Home in Comfort

Ergonomics is the study of people’s interaction with their environment and provides principles and theories for proper design of the workplace.  Ergonomics is a concept that has been around for quite some time, but it is often something that we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about as we go about our workday.  If…

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Fitting in Fitness During the Work Day!

Quickness is Key

Everyone understands all the health benefits that come along with regular exercise, so why is it that we have such a hard time fitting it into our schedule?  With long work weeks, evening meetings and programs, families, cooking, cleaning, etc., it is no surprise that our time is limited and exercising gets pushed to the…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know Now, Part 5

1 in 8 is a lifetime risk. You may have heard a scary statistic that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. While that is indeed scary, it is also a little misleading. 1 in 8 is a lifetime risk so what that means is that your risk of developing breast cancer increases with…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know Now, Part 4

Many changes occur in a woman’s breast throughout her lifetime Get used to what is “normal” for you. Here’s how: Practice breast self-examination monthly (breastcancer.org). If you feel something that doesn’t seem right, try and find it on the other side; most women have symmetrical breast tissue patterns. If it is on the other side,…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know Now, Part 3

Newer screening tools now exist including breast MRI If you have a strong family history of breast cancer or other risk factors that increase your lifetime risk to 25% of developing the disease, then you may be a candidate for annual breast MRI along with annual mammography. Other risk factors include women who inherit a…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know Now, Part 2

Know your family history A first degree relative, that is, mother, sister, daughter that is diagnosed with premenopausal breast cancer can potentially put you at increased risk.  If a first degree relative is diagnosed with breast cancer and you want to know what you should do- the following calculation can help: Take the age at…

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know Now, Part 1

This month, I will be sharing key points on what you need to know about breast cancer to be your best advocate. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer among women in the U.S. 180,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in this country this year according to the National Cancer…

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Managing Relationships to Ensure Quality Hires

Understand and Leverage Your HR Team

Does your radiology practice struggle with recruiting quality staff? Have you ever wondered what your recruiter or HR department was thinking when they sent you a resume? Having successfully recruited hundreds of candidates, I can tell you an effective and smooth hiring process happens through a collaborative team approach. The hiring manager needs to work…

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