Need a stress test? Should you use Lexiscan?

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


Lexiscan, stress test

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

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BC Technical Acquires NC Systems

POSTED BY Alicia Bostic ON Thu, May 9, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

NC Systems Acquires NC Systems

BC Technical Online Training for CE Credits!

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 09:41 AM
In order to provide the best patient care, health professionals must invest in educational opportunities that give them up to date knowledge and skills. Within the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging field,Technologists are required to earn 24 CE credits every two years by completing approved educational activities.  However, continuing education is not just a requirement for certification. It increases the chances of the best possible results for patient care. New discoveries in health care are made every day. Health care providers have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain new information, and put them to work for the benefit of their patients.

BC Technical is proud to offer continuing education opportunities to help you achieve your highest level of health service for your patients. Beginning this fall, we will offer multiple online courses. All CE courses are approved by The Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging for Category A credit. 

Recently, BC Technical, Inc. attended the Viva Las Vegas show – SNM Pacific Southwest Technologists Chapter. Ava Bixler, our molecular imaging Clinical Product Specialist, presented on Radiation Safety. If you missed out, here is a highlight from her speech.

Did you know?

Because they contain low levels of minerals that naturally decay, bananas are radioactive. The fruit contains high levels of potassium. Radioactive K-40 has an isotopic abundance of 0.01% and a half-life of 1.25 billion years.

The average banana contains around 450 mg of potassium and will experience about 14 decays each second. It's no big deal; you already have potassium in your body, 0.01% as K-40. We know that bananas are an essential part of proper nutrition and proven to help with stress, anemia, depression, hangovers, morning sickness, and many other heath issues.However, can your body handle the radiation?

Eating a banana for breakfast is not going to set off a Geiger counter. However, if you carry a produce truck full of them, you might encounter some problems!

Interesting Facts:

Banana Equivalent Doses

500 Million = Ten minutes next to Chernobyl reactor core after explosion and meltdown

80 Million = Fatal dose even with treatment

20 Million = Severe radiation poisoning, fatal in some cases

500,000 = Maximum legal yearly dose for a US radiation worker

70,000 = Chest CT scan

40,000 = Ten years of normal background dose, 85% of which is from natural sources

4000 = Mammogram

1000 = Approximate total dose received at Fukushima Town Hall in two weeks following accident

400 = Flight from London to New York

300 = Yearly release target for a nuclear power plant

200 = Chest X-ray

50 = Dental X-ray

1 = Eating a banana
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As new information becomes available, it’s important for professionals to learn, not only for their own growth, but also for the benefit of the client. This is especially true in health care, as it has a significant impact on the health and well-being of patients. Customers in health care are not purchasing a product; they are gaining a better quality of life and potentially more years of healthy existence as a result of the knowledge of their health care providers. ­­

The Thallium Stallions in Concert @ the SNM

POSTED BY Rachel Masey ON Fri, May 25, 2012 @ 09:41 AM
Every year, the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) holds its annual meeting. According to the SNM, this meeting is, “the premier educational and networking event in molecular imaging and nuclear medicine.” This year’s meeting will offer virtual learning opportunities, networking events, an exhibit hall packed with the latest technology, and the latest educational content.

The 2012 SNM Annual Meeting will be held June 9-13 in Miami Beach, FL, and what would a conference in Miami Beach be without a party? In addition to the dedicated exhibit hall hours and special presentations, you will want to plan to attend the Thallium Stallions concert Sunday June 10 at 8pm! Every year at the SNM annual meeting, BC Technical sponsors the Thallium Stallions in concert, which is the highlight of the entire conference for many. The Stallions are all current nuclear medicine professionals, physicians, and industry thought leaders turned rock stars for a night. They play their own brand of music: radioactive, metal rock and roll or “hot metal” (a cross between metal and old school rock and roll with a unique nuclear twist.)

The band features: Jack Ziffer, a radiologist, cardiologist and corporate Vice President with Miami Baptist Health Medical Group on saxophone; Ernie Garcia, developer of the Emory Cardiac Toolbox software package and renowned physicist at Emory University Medical Center also on saxophone; Howard “Specto” Lewin, specialist in PET imaging and a premier cardiologist from Los Angeles, CA on drums; Bob Cleary, University Chair of Nuclear Medicine at Keiser University on bass/vocals; Perry Collins, a long time nuclear medicine professional on the industry side on keyboard and lead vocals; John Felock, another long time nuclear medicine professional from the industry side on guitar/vocals; and Dwight Nicholson, nuclear medicine professional turned IT guru also on guitar/vocals.

“We are basically a party band that takes a lot of songs and adapts them to a nuclear medicine theme. We play during the [SNM Annual Meeting] every year. [Our concert] gives everyone a chance to let their hair down for a night and just have a good time. It seems like every luminary in the world is there—all the big names. They all want to see us become legends in our own minds,” Bob Cleary jokes. He adds, “We’ve got some extra special stuff planned for this year’s show!”

This concert will truly be a night to remember, so come enjoy drink specials, have your night documented by a complimentary party photographer, and lose yourself in the sound of the wild Thallium Stallions. You won’t want to miss this!

The Thallium Stallions will take the stage Sunday night of the conference (June 10, 2012) at 8pm at the beautiful Bâoli Miami restaurant. For more information and to pick up your commemorative wrist band forfree entry, be sure to visit BC Technical at booth 922 during exhibit hall hours Saturday and Sunday.
Thallium Stallions