BAMF Health, United Imaging Celebrate Total-Body PET Clinic Focused on Theranostics

United Imaging, a global leader in advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, announced that the uEXPLORER, the company’s state-of-the-art digital two-meter total-body PET/CT, has arrived and is being installed at the Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building...

New Report Provides Strategies for Managing Contrast Shortage

Recent disruptions in a pharmaceutical supply chain have impacted the global availability of GE Healthcare Omnipaque™ iohexol iodinated contrast media (ICM) for radiologic examinations. A new Special Report published in the journal Radiology provides consensus...

Philips showcases ultra-low contrast PCI solutions at EuroPCR 2022

Royal Philips is showcasing innovations at EuroPCR (May 17-20, Paris, France) that can enable interventionists to perform ultra-low contrast percutaneous coronary intervention (ULC-PCI) procedures with greater confidence and clarity. Philips’ ULC-PCI solutions...

Bruker Launches Novel 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla Preclinical MRI Magnets

At the ISMRM 2022 conference, Bruker announced the launch of innovative 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla conduction-cooled Maxwell magnets for its market-leading preclinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems portfolio, according to a press release. Following the success...

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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