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Posted by Falon Greer on 10/18/2016 1:32:32 PM

Living My Best Life in the Shadow of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer. Those two words send a small chill up my spine. As a woman, it's at the top of the list of potential ways I may become ill, or even die. Breast cancer has already struck two women in my family: my aunt and my grandmother, both twice. My grandmother's frail, 87-year old chest, which once fed each one of her seven children, is now flattened from a double mastectomy. It is a stark reminder that something that nourishes life can also take it away. She is a survivor. My aunt was fortunate enough to escape the grip of breast cancer with radiation. She is a survivor. But I wonder, what did they survive? To survive implies an outside attack, an invader or enemy wishing to do you harm. But that's not what this is. Breast cancer is an attack from within, on itself, a "friendly fire" of sorts. Unfortunately, that's only one of the battles women need to fight to survive this war. The other battle is a lifelong, persistent one that surrounds us all each and every day. It's the battle of fear and confusion.

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Posted by Matt Opad on 5/9/2016 9:51:48 AM

A Reality Check for Server Side Rendering
Server side rendering is the talk of the medical imaging world today.  The basic premise being that server side is faster and more efficient than client side rendering.  Since servers typically have faster processors than workstations, there are situations where this is completely true.

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Posted by Watson Health Imaging on 4/5/2016 2:23:19 PM

How one hospital consolidated workflow and streamlined PACS for breast imaging
Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas is an 86-bed, community supported hospital focused on compassion, innovation, accountability, and stewardship. The hospital was challenged with disjointed workflow for breast imaging and mammography reading across multiple reading stations.

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Posted by Falon Greer on 10/29/2015 10:02:40 AM

Transition from “mammography” to all encompassing “breast imaging”
On October 20, 2015, the American Cancer Society issued new guidelines recommend that less screening for breast cancer is better than more. In its wake, the debate around screening mammograms continues. The American Cancer Society now recommends women to begin screening at age 45, rather than age 40. For women of average risk over the age of 54, the annual mammogram recommendation has been reduced to biennial. The number of screening mammograms dropped by 5.72% within three months when the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) adjusted its screening mammogram recommendation age to 50. How will the ACS’s new guidelines affect your practice and how will you weather the “breast imaging storm?”

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