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PMC Recognizes Impact of Imaging on Patient Outcomes, Quality of Care

October 20, 2012

Radiiology Dept.
front row l to r:  Stacey Hawkins and Christina Spethman.  back row l to r:  Kristi Magnuson, Terri McCraney and Debby Gross.

Providence Medical Center announces that Radiologic Technology Week is November 4-10 and X-ray Discovery Day is observed on November 8th.

Medical imaging has grown by leaps and bounds since the x-ray was first discovered in 1895.  According to Terri McCraney, PMC Radiology Director, the lasting impression the x-ray has had on patient care holds far-reaching significance.  “Most people know that the x-ray is used to produce images of the skeletal system,” she said.  “What people don’t know is that x-rays are used in highly sophisticated radiology systems that perform a variety of advanced medical tests, as well as interventional and therapeutic treatments.”

Providence Medical Center Radiology Department performs approximately 4500 x-ray exams annually using advanced radiology systems, including mammograms, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs and general diagnostic radiology.  The radiology staff and years of employment includes:  Terri McCraney, Supervisor  (17 years); Kristi Magnuson (1 year) , Debby Gross (8 years), Stacey Hawkins (5 years), Christina Spethman (7 years), Sandy Knobbe (10 years),  and Nadine Bjorklund (9 years).

Patient outcomes are dependent on the high quality imaging provided by the PMC Radiology Department.    “Imaging improves our ability to provide quality care allowing doctors to quickly and accurately detect, diagnose and treat injury, illness and disease,” said McCraney.

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