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Keeping Current and Saving Lives
Medical technology is advancing rapidly with each passing minute. It is becoming more urgent for health care facilities to invest in equipment that is current and state of the art. Behind these advancements are proven statistics that certain equipment is a necessity when diagnosing and treating patients. We, as health care workers, owe it to our patients to have the best possible equipment in our facilities. Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer has become the most common cancer among women in the United States. Breast cancer does not discriminate. It is one of the leading causes of death among women of all races and ethnicities ("Breast cancer statistics," 2010). With statistics like these, we need to seriously consider the current equipment we are using for detecting breast cancer for our female patients. With all of the advancements in the latest technology, it is a great disservice to our patients to use the computed radiography (CR) machines that are outdated. The CR machines are less accurate and are not as comfortable to our patients. I have researched and found a solution to our dilemma and I hope you find the information efficient. I also will attempt to provide you with enough important information for you to make an educated and positive decision for the future of our female patients and their families. Furthermore, the new piece of technology will help improve the quality of health and increase revenue at our hospital (Gerson , 2013).
The piece of equipment that logically represents the necessity of our facility is the Siemens MAGNETOM Espree - Pink. This highly advanced piece of machinery offers exceptional biopsy capabilities and breast imaging. The innovative workflow and unique applications set this MRI machine apart from many others currently on the market. The...
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Gerson , J. (2013, May 16). Ontario’s outdated mammography machines may have allowed some breast cancers to go undetected: report. Retrieved May 31, 2013 from http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/15/ontarios-outdated-mammography-machines- may-have-allowed-some-breast-cancers-to-go-undetected-report/
Magnetom espree - pink. (2013). Retrieved May 31, 2013 from http://healthcare.siemens.com/magnetic-resonance-imaging/0-35-to-1-5t-mri- scanner/magnetom-espree-pink
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