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Mike Busdicker: Building an In-House Program Doesn’t Mean Cutting Ties with Service Providers

June 1, 2017

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About six years ago, our organization started down the path to develop and implement an in-house imaging equipment service program. Early on, we decided that some of our key areas of focus included the need to reduce costs, maintain or improve service quality, meet or exceed caregiver expectations, and provide a safe environment for everyone […]

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William Hyman: The FDA’s Advice on Archived Data Reliability

December 7, 2015

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In the context of its authority over mammography under the Mammography Quality Standards Act, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted an advisory on technical aspects of digital record retention in picture archiving and communication systems or PACS. The primary issue addressed is loss of data due to failure of the equipment. This problem […]

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Alan Lipschultz: Pay Close Attention to TJC’s Imaging Requirements

June 15, 2015

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I’ve recently returned from the AAMI Annual Meeting in Denver—an excellent meeting for educational content and networking opportunities. Andrea Browne, a radiation physicist and recent addition to The Joint Commission (TJC) staff, gave an excellent presentation on TJC’s recently revised requirements for diagnostic medical imaging (DMI) that go into effect on July 1. TJC released […]

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Manny Roman: Remembering a Friend and Colleague

May 23, 2013

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Edward Kohut,  manager of training at DITEC, Inc., died at the age of 58 last month, succumbing to injuries he sustained in a fall. His loss has been deeply felt by the team at DITEC and associates around the country. DITEC President and co-founder Manny Roman had this to say about his friend: “Ed was […]

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