What to expect if your child needs a CT scan

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

CAT scan

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.

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.

PACS-Which side are you on?

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Mon, Oct 7, 2013 @ 04:42 PM

If you work in the medical industry, then you have probably heard, at some point, the acronym PACS. But perhaps you aren't sure what it stands for, what it does and why it’s used. Learn why some PACS praisers claim that it has revolutionized the field of radiology, while others find it not very useful.

What does it mean to be an Imaging Expert?

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Mon, Sep 9, 2013 @ 11:35 AM

A research study developed in November of 2012 by the Indiana University School of Medicine showed that out of 307 people who had undergone outpatient CT scans at the university hospital, an astounding 67% of them hardly had a clue as to what radiologists actually do. This is not necessarily the patients’ fault, however. Not many radiologists actually interact with the people that are being scanned. Most radiologists spend their time in reading rooms, studying and interpreting images; striving to come up with the best solutions for their findings. Meanwhile, the patients are interacting with physicians and doctors, not the actual individual who has dissected each image and is the most familiar with the results of a scan.

PET and CT Imaging Scanners: Distinct Disparities

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Thu, Sep 5, 2013 @ 09:13 AM
PET vs CT

While both the PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and the CT (Computed Tomography) imaging scanners identify abnormalities in organs of the body and have 3D imaging capabilities, they still reveal and compile very different information. Check out the differences between the PET and the CT imaging scanners:

PET ScannerA PET scanner captures images of bodily organs by using a camera and a liquid tracker - It shows molecular function and activity. For the process to work, a liquid tracker (usually known as a Tracer), is injected into a vein. That tracer then swarms to the cells within the body that are collecting the most energy (which is usually a sign of disease or cancer). The tracer then creates positrons. These positively charged particles are captured by the camera and data is collected. PET scans are capable of revealing many outcomes. They help doctors evaluate cancer, see if the disease has spread and determine what the best treatments are. They can detect damaged heart tissue and determine whether there is pour blood flow to the heart. PET systems also help doctors study the brain, the blood flow to the brain and any changes the brain has gone through. Even problems with the nervous system can be detected with a PET scan.

BC Technical Acquires C&G Technologies

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Tue, Aug 6, 2013 @ 12:52 PM


BC TECHNICAL ACQUIRES C&G TECHNOLOGIES

The nation’s leading non-OEM provider of multi-modality imaging solutions acquires CT experts, C&G Technologies, enhancing their CT service and support capabilities.

Children & Radiation Safety

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 01:32 PM
Children and Radiation

A CT scanner is a life saving instrument for diagnosing illnesses and injuries in children and adults. However, for children, radiation exposure is not ideal and in most cases being scanned can be avoided if you just get the facts! Minimize risks of too much exposure by reading up on what you need to know before allowing your child to be scanned.

Find your VOICE: Radiation Safety

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Mon, Jul 22, 2013 @ 02:14 PM

If you need VOICE credits, or are simply interested in exploring new imaging topics, BC Technical is your partner for success. We offer monthly webinars that can be accessed at your convenience. Each course is worth 1 VOICE credit and has been developed by our Clinical Support Specialists.

Our current webinar topic: Radiation Safety

          REGISTER NOW FOR IMMEDIATE ACCESS! CEU, webinar, voice, ARRT, ASRT

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Systems, Service, and Parts solutions for NM, SPECT, SPECT/CT, PET, PET/CT, CT, and MRI

 

ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Wed, Jun 5, 2013 @ 11:42 AM

BC Technical will be exhibiting at: 

SNMMI Annual Meeting - Booth #1314

Vancouver BC, Canada
June 8-11, 2013