Types of C-Arm Image Artifacts and How to Fix Them

The last thing you want when conducting an examination are foreign objects obscuring your C-arm image. This is a common occurrence during exams and, if not well-versed in the types of artifacts that occur, it could lead you to head scratching confusion. Artifacts are unidentified smudges, streaks, specks or spots that obscure that appear in […]

Recalled Stryker Device Labeled Potentially Deadly By FDA

Stryker’s recent recall of its Midline Occiput Plate has been assigned the FDA’s most serious Class 1 label. This indicates that a malfunctioning component of the spinal surgery device could possibly have fatal consequences. Stryker initiated the recall in May, after reports that the pin that connects the implant’s tulip head to the plate body can fracture, […]

Student/Industry Collaboration Creates Success

  Programs such as Capstone Design bring together engineering students and medtech industry leaders to free up industry resources and provide students with real-world experience. Here are three examples from Medtronic, GE Healthcare, and 3M. For GE Healthcare, teams created an electrically powered lift for increasingly weighty CT scanners. Project 1: GE Scanner Project Title: […]

6 Steps To Create The Most Successful Team Of Employees At Your Surgery Center

Ambulatory surgery center owners and administrators often times will credit a large part of their center’s success to its staff. Understanding that hiring the right staff can have a major impact on the success of the ASC, it is imperative to know how to find the best possible candidates for the job. Maggie Summerfelt, administrator […]

The Most Threatening Factors For Currently Operating ASCs

Ambulatory surgery centers are not immune to the competitive nature of the healthcare industry, and every day ASC owners will be faced with many threats to maintaining a successful practice. In this article two ASC industry experts — Luke Lambert, MBA, CFA, CASC, and Joseph Zasa, JD — analyze the most unavoidable threats to ASC success […]

Medical App Of The Week: Doximity

Doximity can be best described as a physician social network “plus.” Like all social networks, the app gives users the ability to connect with each other on a one-to-one basis. Where it really has value though is in the features that have been layered on top of this. First is a more comprehensive peer-to-peer communication […]

Maximize Reimbursement in Surgery Centers

In order to continuously increase net revenue you must ensure that you are getting the maximum reimbursement for your surgery center. Michelle Punshon is the administrative director of Musculoskeletal Ambulatory Surgery Centers at Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Bradenton, Fla. When she first came to the Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgery centers she […]

GE Healthcare Recalling Several Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems

GE Healthcare recently became aware of an incident at a VA Medical Center facility in the US. A patient died due to injuries sustained while being scanned on an Infinia Hawkeye 4 Nuclear Medicine System. On July 03, 2013 GE notified hospitals that they were recalling several Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems because serious injuries or […]

Medical App Of The Week: Prognosis, Your Diagnosis

Prognosis: Your Diagnosis is an app from Medical Joyworks, where one of the goals of the developers of the app was to “make medicine fun”.  Some of the developers themselves are medical professionals. The app is marketed as a clinical case simulation game for physicians, medical students, nurses, and paramedics. The app has been one […]

Medical App Of The Week: Micromedex 2.0

Micromedex 2.0 is a prescription medical reference app that is fast and user friendly.  The overall user interface of the app is simple, quick, and has minimal clutter.  If you need to look up a dose or some quick reference information about a drug you can accomplish this with ease.  There are no prompts to […]