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New Expert Consensus Document Provides Best Practice For Radiation Safety
Radiation-based procedures are increasing in frequency with all the associated inherent risks. A new expert consensus document from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, in collaboration with Mended Hearts, was published on May 2, 2018. It is a 69 page document and can be found on the ACC website.

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Proposed TJC Standards Revision that Relate to Fluoroscopy and CT Services
The Joint Commission is revising standards to better address risks related to the provision of fluoroscopy and CT in the Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, and Office-Based Surgery accreditation programs.

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Private Tutorial Experience
Meet Dr. Safarik, a Urology surgeon from the Czech republic. Dr. Safarik is transitioning from a surgery center to private practice and wanted to update and improve his Ultrasound skills. Dr. Safarik chose AHEC because of our ability to design a course specifically for his needs. He is pictured here with our faculty, Holly Carruth, RDMS.

Private Tutorial Dates for end of June and July available! To see what dates we have available for Private Tutorials, click here.

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Did You Know...We Make House Calls?
Do you or your technical staff have ultrasound training needs for your practice or facility? In today's environment when there are less training dollars, it is important to choose relevant ultrasound skills training for your clinical practice which can be implemented quickly! We can create a customizable course specifically for you and your staff AND bring the course to your front door! Courses can be approved for CME.

Meet Shawn Shanmuganathan, RDMS, RVT AHEC ultrasound faculty. He just completed an on-site customized cross training course for ten ultrasound technologists in vascular ultrasound. The reviews from the technologists and physicians for the course were excellent! Call or clikc ot find out how we can create a course just for you!

Have it your way!
  • Onsite Targeted Ultrasound Training
  • Save Time and Money
  • Standardized Imaging Protocols
  • Refresh and Renew Imaging Skills
  • Convenient
  • Cost Effective
  • Prevent Practice Interruption
  • Avoid Rescheduling Patients
  • Get CME on Your Schedule
To learn more about On-Site Training, click here.

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Industry News

Healthcare Habit: 15 Best Things to Eat After a Workout
Advanced Healthcare Network
After an intense workout, you may want to reward yourself with a nice, tasty treat. But your post-workout snack or meal can make all the difference in your weight loss and energy levels.

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Ultrasound Finds More Pneumonia Than X-Ray
Aunt Minnie
Lung ultrasound finds more cases of pneumonia in children and young adults than chest radiography does, according to a study published online on May 11 in the journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

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Ultrasound Tips of the Month
It;s ok to be uncertain when evaluating an ultrasound image. If you are uncertain ask your colleagues for their opinion. Collective wisdom has power in many cases. And if no colleague is available, there are other resources. Ultrasound interpretation is better if you know what you're looking to find, but be careful and don't jump to conclusions.

Patients Say the Darnedest Things!
Patient (young Spanish speaking gentleman): Find me a virgin.
Physician: "Ummmm...what KIND of virgin?" My Spanish wasn't very good, but after a few minutes I figured out he meant a statue of the Virgin Mary. It think the Catholic chaplain is still laughing about it.
- ER Doctor, Houston, TX

If you have a funny question or comment from a patient that you want to share, email

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