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Digital X-Rays Eliminate Work Flow Bottlenecks, Cranky Clinicians and Patient Complaints

What’s the biggest problem many radiology directors have? Work flow challenges generally top the list. Anything that slows down the diagnosis and treatment of patients, including outdated diagnostic imaging equipment, is obviously an issue. Patients experience elevated levels of anxiety, fear, and stress while they’re waiting for test results; physicians and clinicians become impatient at… Continue Reading »

We’re Headed To Nashville: See Bluestone Diagnostics At ASCA 2014 – Booth 219!

The Bluestone Diagnostics team is happy to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at the ASCA 2014 show in Nashville, TN from May 14-17th. We’ll be in Booth 219 – Make sure you stop by and see us. This year, we’ve got some great deals in the world of refurbished medical diagnostic equipment, including: C-Arms, Mini… Continue Reading »

Heavy Snows Lead to Waiting Rooms Full of Back and Hip Pain Patients

No matter where your practice is located, the chances are pretty high that you’ve seen more snow than usual this year. More snow means more shoveling, and more shoveling leads to increased complaints of lower back and hip pain – particularly among older patients and patients from geographic regions where shoveling snow is not a… Continue Reading »

CT Scanners: Critical in the Fight Against Lung & Pancreatic Cancer

Lung cancer and pancreatic cancer have one unfortunate trait in common. Early detection of either condition is still relatively rare; a situation compounded by the difficulty of discovering cancerous growths. Many patients discount the common symptoms of either condition, postponing seeing their physicians to such a degree that treatment options are significantly limited. CT Scanners… Continue Reading »

Neuropathic Pain Management: The Role of Medical Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

As November is Diabetes Awareness Month, we thought we’d take a moment to talk about neuropathic pain management. The American Diabetes Association reports that approximately half of all people who have diabetes experience some sort of nerve damage. Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States, which will increase the number of patients seeking… Continue Reading »

2013 Tax Incentives

Three Months Left To Take Advantage of 2013 Tax Incentives Last year, significant changes were made to the Section 179 Tax Deduction that made it possible for medical practices to add valuable diagnostic imaging equipment capacity while enjoying attractive tax benefits. Now that we’re in September, you have a little more than 100 days to… Continue Reading »

25% of OR Errors Attributable To Equipment Issues: What Can Be Done?

If there’s one thing you never want to hear as a practice administrator, it’s “We’ve had a problem in the OR.” Those words can be just the beginning of a nightmare, complete with negative patient outcomes, litigation, and horrible PR for your facility. The drive to identify and eliminate the causes of OR errors benefits… Continue Reading »