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Why 100% Preventable MRI Accidents Still Happen

  Jun 25th, 2015   -     MRI Safety   -  

If you run an MR operation, you’re probably under pressure to bill more procedures per day. And Marketing’s in your ear, too, telling you how to build a brand around convenience and comfort for patients. Here’s how to balance these goals while keeping MRI safety for patients the #1 priority.   Our faculty hears it […]

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Audit: 1 in 11 Wisconsin doctors can’t prove CME compliance

  Jun 18th, 2015   -     ACR Accreditation, News   -  

According to a June 13 Wisconsin State Journal article, nearly one in 11 licensed Wisconsin physicians randomly selected in an audit by state regulators was not in compliance with continuing education requirements.  The article points out that 8% non-compliance is especially troubling for a state that has the nation’s lowest continuing medical education requirement: 30 credits […]

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How to Begin and Advance Your Radiology Career

  Jun 11th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News, Radiation   -  

An associate’s degree is the most common degree to begin a radiologic or MRI technologist career however bachelor’s and advanced degrees are available to further your medical imaging career. Important qualities outlined by the U.S.Board of Labor Statistics include:  Detail oriented: to produce high quality images to diagnose and treat the patient while maintaining patient safety. […]

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Ready for the new Joint Commission standard to go into effect?

  Jun 3rd, 2015   -     Joint Commission, News   - would like to remind you that the new Joint Commission standards will go into effect on July 1, 2015. Some of the changes include: patient radiation dose documentation performance evaluation of diagnostic equipment by physicists hazardous waste handling ongoing safety training According to the Joint Commission “new and revised elements of performance (EPs) for accredited […]

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Prepare for the ABMRS Examination

  Feb 13th, 2015   -     ABMRS, MRI Safety, News   -  

The American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety has just released its examination content syllabus. The first exam will take place in late June, 2015. “The MR Safety Master Series Course is designed to reflect topics published by the current examination content syllabus released by the American Board of MR Safety (ABMRS).”  –Kristan Harrington MBA RT […]

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Next gener8tor Class Begins

  Feb 6th, 2015   -     News   - Five startups were selected from more than 400 applications to participate in gener8tor’s 2015 Spring Program, the organization announced today. “The Madison 2015 program brings our most diverse mix of companies ranging in geography from Wisconsin to Florida in industries ranging from healthcare to wine,” Troy Vosseller, co-founder of gener8tor, said in a statement. […]

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GE Healthcare CT Dose Reduction Event

  Jan 23rd, 2015   -     News   -  

We are excited to be working with GE Healthcare to organize this CME and CE accredited event with host Dr. Kalra. This comprehensive 2-day course offers an in-depth review of CT scan parameters and their impact for radiation dose. The course combines classroom didactic and intensive instructor led hands-on sessions using suitable cases. The “Dose-in-Action” […]

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Better Understand Your MR Liability

  Jan 20th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News   -  

Unfortunately, the number of reported safety incidents has increased significantly. MR safety training for technologists and radiologists is often not done and controlled access into this dangerous environment is either not well established if not at all. In response, AltusLearn Master Series on MR Safety has been developed by Bill Faulkner and Kristan Harrington. AltusLearn […]

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Revised Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services

  Jan 19th, 2015   -     Joint Commission, News   -  

Mitigate your risk with Basic MRI Safety Course The Joint Commission has proposed the following revisions to go into effect July, 2015. Hospitals in compliance need to verify and document that technologists who perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment, […]

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Stay In Compliance

  Jan 15th, 2015   -     News   -  

How do you keep track of your continuing medical education credits? AltusLearn is excited to announce the release of its newest capability – the CE Wallet. An easy way to keep track of your CE, CME, and CEU course credits and their expiration dates. If you have an AltusLearn account you automatically have access to […]

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