DEXA scan stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and the purpose of a DEXA scan is to measure bone loss.
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Meet our Employee of Quarter for our Technical Division:
Shauna D., Research Project Coordinator/Imaging Services AA: Shauna demonstrated excellent leadership skills in the recent renovation of Suite 100. She was part of a multi-disciplinary team that met with contractors, architects, and THD building engineering to develop and implement the renovation plan. During the renovation process, she coordinated with several contractors to perform their duties with minimal impact o…n the day to day operation of SWDIC. She also coordinated the purchase, design and installation of new signage, the recovering of the existing seating throughout the suite, and the removal, storage and reinstallation of our precious artwork. All this while performing her regular duties as Research Project Coordinator. Shauna is a valued member of the Imaging Services Team and staff member of SWDIC.
Here are some fun facts about Shauna:
How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 13 years
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Building relationships
What’s #1 on your bucket list? Take a ride in a hot air balloon
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Greece
What’s your lucky number? 82
What’s your favorite food? Anything chocolate
What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? Spend it on my family
What’s your favorite color? Coral
What are your hobbies? Reading books and watching movies
What is your favorite season of the year? Spring
How many are in your family? 3 – my son, my husband, and myself
Who is your favorite singer/band? Coldplay
Where did you go to high school/college? University of Texas at Dallas
You may be shocked to find out about all the sources of radiation that are around us each and every day. What’s more shocking is the amount of radiation that we may be absorbing.
We wanted to share with you our Employee of the Quarter, she actually was awarded last quarter and we will have 2 new ones announced very soon for Quarter 2 as well! This is one of our favorite things to share with our media outlets and showcase our wonderful staff!
Kari O – Patient Care Coordinator, Confirmations: Kari is the reliant and constant performer on the afternoon shift in the confirmations department. I can always rely on her leadership and mentoring of new hires. She is stellar in the way she trains and helping with the QA process of our history sheets. She came to us with a wealth of radiology knowledge in 2017, but offers so much more beyond that with her compassion and patience with fellow workers and our patients. Kari is a true asset to the confirmations department and SWDIC!!
Here are some fun facts about Kari also:
How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 2
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Talking with patients prior to their scans
Cowboys, Rangers, or Mavericks? Mavericks.
What’s #1 on your bucket list? Hiking in Alaska
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Iceland
What’s your favorite food? Chips and queso
What would you do if someone gave you $100 today? Buy new kitchen gadgets
What’s your favorite color? Green
What are your hobbies? Reading, Playing with my dog, doing puzzles
What is your favorite season of the year? Fall
Who is your favorite singer/band? Tim McGraw
Meet our Employee of the Quarter for Business Services: Marina G.
Marina G. – Scheduling
Marina has just met her year with SWDIC and has already proven herself to be a valuable employee. Her productivity is the highest in the Scheduling department and is incredibly accurate. She works to ensure her callers are satisfied with their appointment and has a willingness to assist co-workers. Marina’s attention to detail is exceptional, her customer service remarkable, has excellent punctuality and arrives with a smiling face that is definitely appreciated in the Scheduling department.
Here are some fun facts about her:
- How many years have you worked at SWDIC? 1
- Cowboys, Rangers, or Mavericks? Rangers
- What’s #1 on your bucket list? Swim with sharks
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Africa
- What’s your lucky number? 3
- What’s your favorite food? Pizza
- What’s your favorite color? Purple
- What are your hobbies? Hiking & Traveling
- What is your favorite season of the year? Spring
- How many are in your family? 5
- Who is your favorite singer/band? Taylor Swift
- Where did you go to high school/college? Royse City/Tarleton
There are a huge number of conditions that would be much more difficult, if not impossible to diagnose without the use of X-rays and other imaging technologies.
From a simple toothache to a condition as complex as breast cancer, physicians and patients both would be playing a guessing game without the invention of X-rays. Read the rest of this entry »
If you begin to sweat and find your heart pounding when you enter an elevator full of people, you may have claustrophobia. Those who are even mildly claustrophobic find it uncomfortable to fly or even go through a tunnel when traveling.
Friends and relatives of a pregnant mom are treated to pictures and videos of the growing fetus these days through social media platforms like Facebook, so it’s no surprise that ultrasounds are done earlier and earlier. An ultrasound can tell you many secrets like the gender of the baby unlike decades ago when it would be a surprise.
In addition to the baby’s gender, an ultrasound can inform both the parents-to-be and the physician about the health of the fetus.
A CT scan and MRI are both non invasive and low risk tools used by doctors to diagnose specific conditions. They both produce images of the inside of our body, but what are the differences between a CT scan and MRI, and when are they used?
A one time chest X-ray can help diagnose conditions like COPD, but even more importantly, it can be used to determine how a particular disease is progressing or if a prescribed treatment is working. In this case, a series of chest X-rays will be ordered so the doctor can quickly see any changes or improvements.