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How Prepared Are You for an Active Shooter at Work?
If an Active Shooter Situation can happen in Midland-0dessa, TX, it can happen anywhere! Midland and Odessa are connected cities and the recent site of random, senseless shooting deaths and injuries by one perpetrator.

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Are You Fluent in Swearing?
Do you think swearing isn't big or clever? Think again. A study done by psychologists at Marist College has concluded that the use of swear words is a sign of a better vocabulary.

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Bracing for Medicare's Appropriate Imaging Rule
PAMA is a CMS clinical decision software that processes every CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and PET order performed. PAMA assigns criteria for appropriateness for these procedures based on its decision support algorithm. The analysis will determine if the AUC falls into one of three categories; "appropriate", "maybe appropriate" or "rarely appropriate".

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Robocalls in Healthcare
Recently, automated phone calls have been increasing in volume for not only the everyday person, but for businesses and they are not showing any signs of slowing down. Who would have ever thought robots would be causing havoc in healthcare, let alone in this way?

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Welcome to Advanced Health Education Center
Advanced Health Education Center is located in Houston, TX and has been a leading provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals in the imaging sciences since 1988. Our mission is to provide you the radiologic technologist, physician, sonographer, nurse, etc. with evidence-based education and training that will increase your knowledge, enhance your competency, and improve patient care.

Industry News

MRI Scans Reveal Vascular Damage Caused by Vaping
Health Imaging
MRI scans of patients who used e-cigarettes showed an immediate impact in their vascular function, according to a new study published in Radiology. The results are particularly relevant considering e-cigarette use, or vaping, is increasing.

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AAPM Clarifies Position on Gonadal and Fetal Shielding
Since April of 2019, there has been considerable discussion about the use of patient gonadal and fetal shielding in diagnostic x-ray imaging, prompted primarily by the publication of a position statement on this topic by the AAPM. The AAPM position statement reflects the growing consensus among medical physicists that the routine use of patient gonadal and fetal shielding, once a mainstay of patient radiation protection, may no longer be best practice for protecting our patients.

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ED Physicians Inconsistent When Ordering Imaging Exams
Aunt Minnie
Emergency department physicians are inconsistent in how they order imaging exams, and this variation could lead to unnecessary imaging studies and unnecessary patient exposure to radiation, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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New BRCA Recommendations: What Primary Care Doctors Must Know
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its recommendations on screening for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations that account for 15% of ovarian cancer cases and between 5% and 10% of breast cancer cases. Here is what primary care physicians should know about the new recommendations.

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Radiology Funny of the Month


From the Newsroom at ASRT: ASRT Board of Directors Provides Update on Gonadal and Fetal Shielding Position
The Joint Commission Deletes Fluoroscopy User Training Requirement
Advanced Imaging Technology and Your Future...Where Will You Be in 5 Years?

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