Comparison of Procedure Costs of Various
Percutaneous Tumor Ablation Modalities
By Seyed A. Astani, MD, MBA, Manuel L. Brown, MD,
and Kay Steusloff, RN
Healthcare costs have significantly increased over the past few decades leading to an ever
increasing pressure to contain cost. Basic to cost containment is the fundamental understanding of the cost of every medical intervention.
Workplace Violence: Managing a Culture
By Marie Fredrick, RT(R), CRA, MJ
Healthcare professionals are not immune to workplace violence, including those working
in the imaging profession. Cultural acceptance is changing and management has become
more educated on regulatory issues around its tolerance of workplace violence.
Laser Targeting with C-arm Fluoroscopy:
Effect on Radiation Exposure for Pediatric Patients
By Kellie Schenk, MD and Lynne Johnston, RT(R)(M), CRA
The primary purpose of obtaining laser targeting devices for C-arm fluoroscopy was to
attempt to reduce radiation to the pediatric population in Connecticut Children’s Medical
Center’s commitment to Imaging Gently.
July/August 2014 • Volume 36: 4
49 Instructions for Authors
50 Index to Advertisers
51 The Marketplace
Front cover: Photo submitted by marcy P.
Rushford, CRA, Director of Imaging and
Cardiology Services at Brattleboro Memorial
Hospital in Brattleboro, Vt.