JULY/AUGUST 2010 • VOLUME 32: 4
EHR and the Real Meaning of
By Rodney W. Sappington, PhD (ABD)
When we seek to transform healthcare delivery through deploying EHR we are
doing something quite different from merely gaining efficiency or attempting to
save costs. We are transforming how patients manage disease and a healthy life.
Ethnographic Research of IV Contrast
Agent in Hospital CT Scanning Suites
By Blaise Hollot, PE and Kim H. Bullano, BS, PharmD
This article focuses on qualitative observational research conducted at nine
hospital CT scanning suites using IV contrast agent either in pre-filled syringes
(with or without RFID) or in bulk packaging (non-pre-filled syringe).
64 Instructions for Authors
Safe Patient Handling in Diagnostic Imaging 46
66 Index to Advertisers
By Susan L. Murphey, BS, RDMS, RDCS, CECD
Raising awareness of the risk to diagnostic imaging personnel from manually
lifting, transferring, and repositioning patients is critical to improving workplace
safety and staff utilization.
67 The Marketplace
Emerging Breast Imaging Modalities 54
By Bonnie Rush, RT(R)(M)(QM)
Current limitations in mammography have impelled the development of
alternative imaging modalities for general and/or high-risk screenings, problem-solving, diagnosis, staging, pre-surgical planning, and determination of treatment efficacy.
Management Qualities and Their Effect on
Employee Satisfaction, Part 2
By Joel M. Hicks, MSRS, RT(R) and Becky Britt, MSRS, RT(R)(M)
A study was conducted to gather feedback from radiologic technologists on
their perceptions of how management skills affected their job performance,
communication, and overall satisfaction as an employee.