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Legent Imaging Increases Revenue, Decreases Rejected Claims

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announced today the implementation of Exa® PACS/RIS/Billing and the company’s Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution, provided by All Covered, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.'s IT Services Division, at Legent...

Stryker Launches Q Guidance System with Spine Guidance Software

Stryker has unveiled its Q Guidance System for spine applications. The system combines new optical tracking options provided by a redesigned, state-of-the-art camera with sophisticated algorithms of the newly launched Spine Guidance Software to deliver more surgical...

FDA Approves Gadopiclenol Injection for U.S. Market

Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the United States (U.S.) subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., an innovative world leader in diagnostic imaging, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadopiclenol Injection, a new, highly stable macrocyclic...

Fujifilm Upgrades ASGE’s Institute for Training and Technology with State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Imaging Solutions

FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) announce that ASGE has equipped its Chicago-based Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T) Advanced Bioskills Laboratory and Simulation Center with 16 of...

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Off the Clock: Wendy Renneke, RT(R)(CT)

Off the Clock: Wendy Renneke, RT(R)(CT)

For the past 30 years, Wendy Renneke of Woodinville, Washington, has worked for the University of Washington Medical Center. Her imaging expertise led her from roles as a radiologic technologist into imaging supervisory positions and, finally, to her current job as practice manager for an outpatient primary care clinic in the UW Medicine health system.

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Off the Clock: Elena Danilova, BS, R.T. (MR) (ARRT)

Off the Clock: Elena Danilova, BS, R.T. (MR) (ARRT)

When she arrived in the United States in 2001, Elena Danilova began seeking to continue the medical career she had begun in her native Russia. There, Danilova had worked as a physician’s assistant, but the professional burnout she experienced left her interested in a career in MRI. In 2004, Danilova arrived in California, and enrolled at Sonoma College with the intention of becoming an MRI technologist.

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Off the Clock: Dennis Chaltraw

Off the Clock: Dennis Chaltraw

About 20 years ago, Dennis Chaltraw remembers leaving an insurance industry leadership conference with an important takeaway from the featured speaker. He doesn’t recollect the specific phrasing, but the takeaway was, “Regardless of how hard you work, make sure you bring balance into your life, and find a way to live outside of work.”

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Off The Clock: Mariah Garcia

Off The Clock: Mariah Garcia

Back when she was a college student growing up in New Jersey, Mariah Garcia was on a pre-law track, at the insistence of her parents. But by her own admission, “school wasn’t going that great, and I didn’t really enjoy it.” 

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Off the Clock: Emma R. Schachner, Ph.D.

Off the Clock: Emma R. Schachner, Ph.D.

“One of the most important things when I teach anatomy is teaching students about variation and evolution,” Schachner said. “When I talk about the spine, I always talk about how the discs in between the vertebrae originally evolved to be under tension instead of compression. I describe how the serratus anterior, which straps your shoulder to your body, shifts the arm position in a biped relative to how it would be in a quadruped, and how the function changes. It puts the limb in a different perspective.”

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Off the Clock: Kitt Shaffer, MD, Ph.D., FACR

Off the Clock: Kitt Shaffer, MD, Ph.D., FACR

For Kitt Shaffer, MD, Ph.D., FACR, art has always been a major part of her life. Growing up in a family that supported and enabled her creative endeavors, Shaffer was making jewelry in junior high, and netting awards for her realistic paintings and figure drawing by high school. But in medical school, when all her time was occupied by the work of completing her professional education, those creative efforts largely went by the wayside.

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Off the Clock: Bradley Spieler

Off the Clock: Bradley Spieler

Bradley Spieler is a native New Orleanian through and through. With a group he christened “Saints Fans Being Saints,” Spieler partnered with staff at Louisiana State University Medical Center Spirit of Charity Foundation to donate money and gifts-in-kind to patients being cared for at the Level I trauma center.

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Off the Clock: Eric Hooper

Off the Clock: Eric Hooper

Growing up in Granite City, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Eric Hooper enjoyed a childhood full of outdoor activities. From waterskiing to bow hunting to riding minibikes, Hooper developed a taste for action mixed in with the excitement of exploring wild places.

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