Rachel Masey

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Modality Transformations throughout the Years

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

 

What to expect if your child needs a CT scan

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Wed, May 7, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

CAT scan

May is Employee Health & Fitness Month

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Thu, May 1, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

Spring-Active

How do MRI scans effect tattooed skin?

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Fri, Apr 4, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Are you part of the tattoo fad?

MRI scans affect tattoos

MRI Study Shows Warmer Temperatures Affect People with MS

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Fri, Apr 4, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that attacks the central nervous system (brain, optic nerves and the spinal cord). Symptoms vary in severity. Worst case scenario, people can lose their eyesight and even become paralyzed, while more lenient cases result in having a numb feeling in the arms and legs. However, each person who suffers with MS can experience different symptoms.

RF Shielding

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Fri, Apr 4, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

RF (Radio Frequency) Shield_Noise Shielding plays a huge role in the MRI’s ability to provide quality images. It is a requirement for all MRI systems to be housed within a RF Shielded MRI scanning room. The RF Shield is used to keep RF noise from getting into the images.  Radio stations, electrical equipment and other radio frequency signals can all be responsible for potential image damage if they are not protected by the MRI exam rooms’ RF shielding. This particular shielding consists of layers of metal installed in the MRI exam rooms, covering all of the walls, ceilings and floors. The shielding must cover every window, door, even electrical circuits and other gaps that penetrate the room. One open seam, one small puncture or even a slight slice in a shield can cause image damage and poor shield performance. The metals most used to build these protective rooms are are copper, aluminum and galvanized steel. When it comes to price, most facilities will turn to galvanized steel before copper, since copper is well known for being more expensive.

Things to do BEFORE having a RF Shielding room built:

BC Technical Signs Agreement with HealthTrust

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 09:45 AM


BC TECHNICAL SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH HEALTHTRUST

-TO PROVIDE REFURBISHED MEDICAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT

West Jordan, Utah—January 21, 2014—BC Technical, a leading non-OEM medical imaging solutions provider, announced today that it has been selected by HealthTrust as a provider for refurbished medical imaging equipment for the 1,400 acute care facilities that are part of the HealthTrust membership.

Need a stress test? Should you use Lexiscan?

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 09:15 AM


Lexiscan, stress test

RSNA: Experience / Explore / Discover

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Thu, Oct 17, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

RSNA is a medical association made up of over 50,000 physicists, oncologists, radiologists and other scientists who are dedicated to offering excellent patient care and promoting quality healthcare. The society is committed to providing educational programs and high quality materials that will help radiologists and scientists continue to learn about and be educated in all of the advancements within the medical field. Their headquarters is located in Oak Brook, Illinois and their yearly educational meeting is held at the McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, Illinois. RSNA offers thousands of continuing education credits and also publishes two of the top Radiology journals, Radiology and RadioGraphics.