What Would You Do? Stop Shielding Your Patients?

Recently, a radiologic technologist working in a hospital in Aurora, Colo. reported the adoption of a new NO shielding policy for patients including NICU babies and pregnant women. This has set off a firestorm of controversy via our community regarding the efficacy of patient shielding.

INDUSTRY NEWS

'The End': Care Workers Who Mocked Stroke Victim In Snapchat Video Face Charges
USA Today

Their patient — just off camera — had just suffered a stroke, but three employees of a Georgia assisted living facility made a video of themselves cussing and joking that's she about to die. Now they're facing possible prison time.

Radiology Fact Of The Month
AHEC

The first x-ray was produced in the United States by the scientist Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a good friend of Mark Twain, the author. Mark Twain was the subject in the x-ray which failed and only recorded the screw adjustment to the camera lens.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Compression: Another Critical Factor In Image Quality
FDA

Many factors contribute to the image quality of mammograms. In a previous article, we discussed the importance of patient positioning by the radiologic technologist (RT). Another factor which plays an important role in quality imaging is breast compression.

Easing The Pain, Slowing The Progress
Rehab Insider

This year, some 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Additionally, just over 600,000 people will die of cancer during 2018. Morbid statistics, to be sure, but according to the American Cancer Society, those numbers are considerably better than what could have been expected.

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