AHRA White Paper Library

We realize you are actively seeking the latest information on proven products, services, and case studies to improve your patient care and operations. Together with our sponsors, we offer these reliable, fact-based white papers to help in your search. Check in often as more white papers will be added throughout the year!

Skin Marking in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Unique Markers Establish Consistency and Efficiency
A radiologist perspective on the clinical and operational benefits derived by implementing a consistently followed skin marking protocol across the whole healthcare system. Cases demonstrate how this protocol help reduce retakes and recalls, provide greater clarity for image interpretation, and improve departmental efficiency and workflow.
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Why Two Imaging Centers Changed Their Contrast Medium
With so many different gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) here is a manuscript of real-world case histories of healthcare systems who have successfully made the switch from their existing GBCA formulary to the first clinically available ionic, macrocyclic GBCA, DOTAREM® (gadoterate meglumine) Injection.
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The IAC QI Self-Assessment Tool
The IAC Quality Improvement (QI) Self-Assessment Tool provides diagnostic imaging facilities and those performing intervention-based procedures with a mechanism for self-assessing and documenting the quality of imaging studies and final interpretive reports performed at their facilities. The tool is an ideal resource for administrators as it provides QI analytics for reporting and image quality.
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Making Cost Savings Count Upgrading to MEDRAD® Stellant Flex
Hospitals are facing increased cost pressures, and many are balancing how to deliver high quality patient care and efficiency. Recently Windsong Imaging Center participated in a Controlled Commercial Release (CCR) of the MEDRAD® Stellant Flex CT Injection System, giving them access to the latest in CT injection technology through Bayer’s non-obsolesce program.
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Dermal or Not? The Surprising Question We Find Ourselves Asking in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
While DBT, in some cases, can clearly define a superficial finding as a benign dermal entity, there are instances where superficial lesions initially favored to be dermal are conclusively localized as intraparenchymal during diagnostic evaluation. Cancers can be superficial in location, supporting the continued use of mole markers on DBT.
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The Next Generation of Radiation Dose Management
Managing the risk of CT imaging remains a top priority for healthcare, yet despite mandatory standards, software enhancement and campaigns there are still major obstacles that prevent organizations from delivering optimal radiation dose. Learn key strategies to elevate your radiation dose management program from “good in theory” to world class.
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Sagittal Alignment in Adult Spine Patients
This white paper reviews the current concepts of sagittal alignment assessment and its importance in deformity and degenerative spinal conditions.
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EOS in Sports Medicine
A literature review that shows interest of EOS in the management of sports patients' pathologies.
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Customer Experience – South Jersey
Healthcare institutions are facing increased challenges when it comes to financial and compliance reporting. The mounting pressures coupled with the growing utilization of computed tomography (CT) is driving the need for automation of data capture. Integrating Contrast Dose Management into your practice can help improve workflow efficiencies and increase automation.
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Aromatherapy Treatment At the Heart of Patient Care
Despite growing adoption, very little objective research and reporting has emerged to both quantify and qualify the results of aromatherapy within clinical settings. NGPX partnered with WBR Insights to identify and measure developing trends in this area through data analysis and interviews with the medical professionals currently using clinical aromatherapy.
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Radiology Staff in Focus: A Radiology services impact and satisfaction survey of technologists and imaging directors
In an ongoing quest to understand the challenges of “the people behind the image,” Philips conducted a double-blind investigation into the experience and job satisfaction of 254 radiology techs and imaging directors. What we found were significant levels of stress and burnout – coupled with an unflagging commitment to competent, patient-centered care.
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Are you ready for the adoption of Contrast Dose Management?
Key industry groups are making recommendations on the evolving guidance for contrast dose documentation. In addition to better dose management and driving compliance, Radiology departments that are implementing a Contrast Dose Management system are seeing operational and clinical benefits that are yielding standardization, protocol optimization and streamlined billing processes.
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Customer Experience – Salem Regional Medical Center
Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) was looking to augment their new high-tech scanner to achieve workflow efficiencies.  To accomplish this, SRMC equipped their MEDRAD® Stellant CT Injection Systems with workstations and software by Bayer in Radiology, implementing a new Contrast Dose Management platform to increase documentation accuracy and standardization.
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Imaging Productivity and Efficiency Report

AHRA members were surveyed regarding imaging productivity and efficiency by the Advisory Board and AHRA with a focus on comparative analytics, improvement strategies, and best practices surrounding the current imaging environment. By leveraging this valuable data, our hope is imaging leaders gain the ability to respond to the dynamic state of their organizations in real-time.
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