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I have officially started my new CT job at the VA. So far everyone has been extremely nice during my training. There’s so much to learn between the workflow, protocols, and the new machine. GE isn’t as user friendly as Philips but I am catching on. The majority of my patients are out patients so this is a nice change from my previous job in ...
With my new job beginning next week, I realized that I should get back to the basics. I haven’t worked in CT since October of 2011 so a return to the books is in order. I have been freshening up on my anatomy and positioning and revisiting old text books. I have only worked on a Philips machine and the VA has GE equipment. I am told they ...
Jobs are difficult to get these days and it end ups being more about who you know, not what you know. I have my foot in the door at the VA because of a former colleague. She actually helped me get my first CT job right out of school and now she’s helping me out again. I guess I’ve impressed her somewhere along the way. This is an important ...
While I’m very excited about getting back to work, I haven’t done CT since October of 2011. Before that I only did it for 2 ¼ years so I know I still have so much to learn. At my previous hospital I worked exclusively on a Philips machine and at the VA they have GE equipment. I’m told they are very different for the user. I will also have to learn ...
I spent most of yesterday at the VA Hospital having various tests performed and handing over copies of my fingerprints at the police station. I first met with a nice woman from HR who needed me to sign yet another form. She also informed me that I have more paperwork to complete on line. These forms seem to have no end. She then escorted me ...
You work with equipment. Equipment is technical, by nature.
As Radiology and management professionals, you must rely on others for the
technical information about the inner workings, reliability, accuracy and life
cycle cost of your imaging equipment.
If you work in a hospital, your access to information about
new technology, the stability ...
In life, sometimes we end up right where we are supposed to be before we even know why. Bill Weir, an anchor for “Nightline,” recently interviewed the world-renowned oncologist Dr. David Agus. He has treated well known patients like Lance Armstrong and Ted Kennedy. Dr. Agus is a believer of many high tech forms of medicine. To help illustrate this ...
I continue to be intrigued by stories that discuss CT scans
on unusual subjects. The most recent article I read talks about the dental and
sinus health of a young man who was mummified and lived about 2,100 years ago
“He had numerous abscesses and cavities, conditions that
appear to have resulted, at some point, in a sinus ...
Healthcare in other nations leaves a good deal to be
desired. However, recently in Myanmar, formerly Burma, more than two dozen CT
scanners were purchased by the health ministry in an effort to improve the quality
New members of government increased the health budget significantly
allowing such helpful machinery to be brought in. ...
An unusual story came out of Richmond, VA this week. A woman
who had a CT scan for abdominal pain with both PO and IV contrasts had an odd
reaction. She claims the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet turned
orange and became very dry about 15-20 minutes after the scan.Several days after the scan she went back to the hospital
for some ...