Hologic Debuts Documentary-Style Film Highlighting One Woman’s Breast Cancer Journey Timed to Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Global leader in women’s health partners with medical streaming platform, Mediflix, to provide first-of-its-kind awareness and education tool highlighting reconstructive options for breast cancer patients In conjunction with ongoing Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Philips to Share Patient-Centered Innovations at ASTRO 2021

Royal Philips has announced new innovations that can help improve cancer care across the patient journey at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting (Chicago, USA, 24-27 October). During the event, Philips will demonstrate its Multimodality...

Fujifilm Showcases Comprehensive Radiation Oncology Portfolio at ASTRO 2021

FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas will exhibit its radiation oncology portfolio at the 2021 American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting held October 24-26, 2021 at the McCormick Place West in Chicago. Also during the tradeshow, UroPartners, a leading...

Fujifilm Launches First FDA Cleared Dual-Channel Endoscope for Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Applications

Fujifilm will showcase its El-740D/S dual-channel endoscope at the American College of Gastroenterology convention in Las Vegas, October 22-27 FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, a provider of endoscopic imaging and endosurgical solutions, has announced the...

The Importance of Imaging’s Role in the Patient Experience

Jason Scott, FAHRA, CRA, CPXP, Chief Patient Experience Officer, Witham Health Services

Scanxiety is a relatively new term in medical imaging but one that plays a huge role in a patient’s experience. Scanxiety is anxiety and worry that accompanies a period of time before undergoing or receiving the results of a radiology examination. The time period of when the referring provider orders an imaging test to the time the results are given can be very worrisome for the patient, as the patient experiences a high level of uneasiness of what the results might indicate. It is up to us, as imaging professionals, to decrease the scanxiety level of our patients. There are many behaviors that technologists can display to help minimize the fears that are felt by our patients. It is important to be empathetic towards our patient’s needs in order for them to have a more positive experience. Many times it is the “little things” like smiling, providing a gentle touch or sitting with a patient that make the biggest impression upon our patients. However, it is up to leaders to portray a culture based upon delivering positive patient experiences.

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