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  • Good Things Come in Smaller, More Streamlined, Packages
    Yes, there is something up our sleeves!  Beekley Medical customers will start seeing their dispensed product arrive in smaller boxes. However, unlike the food industry, we didn't shrink the volume of the product, we shrunk the volume of the protective packing material. Introducing the Protective Sleeve: FedEx Tested, Less Waste, Easier to Store It's no secret that over-packaging is a global con...
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  • Permanent vs. Temporary Set-Up Marks in Radiation Therapy
      One of the most frequently asked questions of our Radiation Oncology team is what are others doing when it comes to permanent vs temporary marks in treatment set-ups. The answer is "It depends." Both methods have their pros and cons and in the end it may come down to what will be the most clinically effective and psychologically satisfying for your patient.  Pros and Cons of Permanent Marks: ...
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  • Significant Reduction in Self-Reported Anxiety in Breast Biopsy Procedures with Elequil Aromatabs
    Breast Biopsies can be very stressful for patients. Although it is a minor procedure, it is a major event to the patient. Many patients are mothers or grandmothers and worry about their family’s fate if a cancer is detected.  In their April 10, 2017 issue, Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing published a clinical study that showed a statistically significant reduction in self-reported anxiety fro...
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  • Synthetic 2D Mammograms in the DBT Era
    When the FDA approved the first digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) unit (Hologic-Selenia Dimensions) in February 2011, it was mandated that a two-dimensional (2D) mammogram was acquired along with the three-dimensional (3D) tomographic slices of the breast.   Why 2D still matters in 3D The 2D mammogram is the core of the 3D breast tomosynthesis study. It is what the Radiologist initially reads ...
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  • Remembering John "Blu," A Curious Mind; A Kind, Gentle Soul
    On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 the world lost one of those people who quietly makes a big impact on your life without you even realizing how big an impact until that person is gone. Although quiet and reserved, John Blumenfeld, affectionately called John Blu here at Beekley, was a constant and dependable presence in our manufacturing department as our industrial programmer and electrician for 15 year...
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  • Meet MEDITEST: Beekley's 2016 Global Partner of the Year
    Thibault Tailleur, Sales and Technical Manager of MEDITEST, formally accepted the esteemed Beekley Medical Global Partner of the Year Award at the 2017 European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology Conference (ESTRO) in Vienna, Austria.   The Global Partner of the Year is awarded to the distribution partner who demonstrates the most growth and commitment to better serving their customers through ...
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  • Culture of Fun Nurtures Teamwork and Cross-Departmental Relationships
    We have a very people-centric culture here at Beekley. We feel that if we take care of our people, they, in turn, will take care of the company and our customers. If people love what they do, love where they do it, and feel they are adding value - then they are likely to want to keep doing it.  Have Fun - a Key Corporate Strategy Retaining our knowledge assets and our talent pool benefits every...
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  • Taste, Texture, and Patient Toleration in Enterography Prep
    In small bowel imaging, distention is the name of the game.  Unfortunately, in order to get the desired bowel distention for imaging, patients must ingest a large volume of fluid: usually 1350 – 1500ML, approximately 44 – 51 fluid ounces, within a 45 minute time-frame. It is important to keep in mind that patients undergoing this exam are suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s, ulce...
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  • Meet Mark: The Wizard of Product Development
    Genius.   The word genius is is typically described as a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative.  It's hard to describe Beekley Medical's R&D Manager Mark Broyles without using that word.  Just ask his colleagues: "There are so many levels of genius when speaking about Mark ..." ~ Alison Ostrout-Hadvab, Manager of Product testing & Development    "To call him our genius in resid...
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  • Are Your Corrective Actions Ready for EQUIP Regulations?
    MQSA’s Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP) initiative prepares breast imaging facilities to address image quality on a continual basis and hold the lead interpreting physician and/or interpreting physician as the person ultimately responsible for the image quality. The goal is to ensure that the interpreting physician is continually inspecting image quality and putting correctiv...
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  • ​Fighting Cancer in the Republic of Georgia
    At Beekley, it’s not uncommon for us to come across inspiring stories about patients and physicians fighting cancer. Sometimes they’re so inspiring that we have to share them. Meet Dr. Krystyna Kiel, a radiation oncologist who retired from Rush University Medical Center in 2015 after forty years of practice. A Country in Need of Cancer Specialists Dr. Kiel was invited to the Republic of Georgia...
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  • The Making of A Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence
    On June 28, 2017 the email from Dr. Sai Varanasi read. "Good Morning Ayn, Just wanted to share the good news. The center has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by NCBC. We cannot thank you and Beekley enough to be with us in our journey."  For those not familiar with the industry - A Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence is the highest recognition level bes...
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  • Are You Prepared for MQSA's new EQUIP Inspection Criteria?
    The Mammography Quality Standards Act has increased the overall effectiveness of mammography since 1992 by providing standardized criteria  for accreditation and certification of breast imaging facilities. The most cited cause of cited cause of denial for accreditation and certification remains image quality. As we cited in a previous blog post, while the technology for imaging equipment has imp...
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  • Meet Joyce: Promoting Standard of Care in Breast Imaging for 25 Years
    "I have been with Beekley for 25 wonderful years and am very proud to have helped the accuracy of medical imaging exams by teaching technologists and radiologists about how our products help them improve communication of findings. I feel very privileged to work with so many absolutely wonderful people and love the rewarding relationships I have with my customers."  Joyce Chase, Senior Account Mana...
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  • Best Practices for Establishing Vertebral Level on Thoracic Spine Studies in MRI
    There are multiple cases in the medical-legal literature where wrong site T-spine surgeries have been performed or aborted after it was discovered that the wrong level had been identified. Establishing the proper level on an MRI thoracic spine study is difficult as this study typically focuses on the area of interest to be operated on as opposed to viewing the entire thoracic spine. When perform...
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  • Meet Beekley's Pricing and Contracting Team: Helping Customers Manage and Reduce Costs
    "Beekley is accommodating and flexible with contracting. They understand volume ebbs and flows." – Adrea Bennett, Breast Center Supervisor, Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL Understanding Needs, Delivering Value I imagine that most consumers do not think of corporate pricing and contracting as a customer-centric division. However, here at Beekley Medical, that couldn't be further from the ...
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  • Radiotherapy of Obese Patients and Overcoming Artifact in the Extended Field of View
    “We want that body contour to be as accurate as possible. That is what we have to plan through to get to our target – the patient's cancer.” Beth Kelly, Dosimetrist and Chief Therapist, Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC Accuracy Is Key In Radiation Therapy Optimal dose, dose distribution, and the treatment plan make a great difference in the clinical outcomes for the patient. Therefore, it ...
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  • Meet Beekley's Volunteer Builders - Improving Lives in the Community
    "All it takes to make a difference in someone's life is to care." Marybeth Sliter, Senior Account Manager  Talented, passionate, and caring, Beekley Associates are an altruistic bunch. Our mission to make the lives of everyone we touch a little better extends far beyond our industry and imaging community. We believe that even small companies can make a big difference in the world around them. "T...
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  • The Aging Population: Fear of Falling and How Fall Prevention Can Help
    One of the most common nightmares people have is falling. According to dreamdictionary.com, this dream of falling usually translates into the fact we are losing control over a situation. As people age, the nightmare of falling becomes a reality  Sometimes the fear of falling leads to people playing it safe, they decrease their activities and social engagements, which can further their decline an...
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  • Meet Lena: Ensuring Customers Get a Best First Impression of Beekley's Products and Services
    At one point or another, everyone who has done business with Beekley Medical  in the last 10 years has been touched in some way by Lena Molina, our senior Sales and Marketing Support Specialist.  A "GO-TO Associate" From The Beginning  Lena joined Beekley in October of 2007 as a temporary associate in our mailroom to help out on a few special projects. Her work ethic led to an offer for a full ...
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  • Overcoming Challenges with Wire Movement in Breast Localization Procedures
    Two recent events reminded us that despite the advances of technology, old challenges remain current challenges in breast health, particularly when it comes to localizing breast lesions for surgical excision. Both events involved the movement or migration of the guide wires placed under radiographic imaging to identify the area of concern for the surgeon to excise. A standard of practice for dec...
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  • Meet Customer Care: The Team that Consistently Makes it a Great Day for Beekley Customers
    Here at Beekley we have many multi-faceted, truly talented and passionate associates. We know about their contributions to Beekley Medical, but we want to share their stories with you too. Today we’re spotlighting our Superstar Customer Care Team. It’s hard, if not impossible, to interact with Beekley and not encounter our amazing customer care team. Whether you are calling in to place an order,...
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  • Reducing Risk Factor of Repeated Plural Punctures in CT-Guided Transthoracic Needle Biopsy
    Transthoracic needle biopsy (TTNB) is integral in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.  TTNB is usually performed under CT image guidance by a radiologist as it is less invasive than most surgical alternatives. While TTNB plays a crucial role in diagnosis of lung cancer, it is not without risk. Morbidity is very low (occurring less than 1% of the time), but other risks include chest tube ...
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  • Meet Martha: Reinventing Sales, Marketing, even our Business to Better Serve our Customers
    "25 years ago, a quiet young woman, just out of college, began her career with Beekley Corporation. Little did we know then that she was going to change our lives, and the destiny of our company, forever and for the better." Ayn S. LaPlant, President and CEO, Beekley Corporation Although many companies say it, here at Beekley we truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. Like many co...
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  • ​Therapeutic Aromatherapy as Integrative Care in Radiation Oncology
    Treatments, regular testing, coping with symptoms of the disease, and side effects from medication can drain cancer patients both physically and emotionally. Radiation oncology providers are keenly aware of this and strive to help reduce the stress, anxiety, and nervousness their patients experience during treatment and beyond. Counseling, therapy, and financial advisory programs for patients ar...
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  • Meet Queenee: A Passion for Patient Care Drives Performance, Success, and Satisfaction
    Here at Beekley we have many multi-faceted, truly talented and passionate associates. We know about their contributions to Beekley Medical, but we want to share their stories with you too.  Today we’re spotlighting Queenee Alcedo, Senior Account Manager, Radiation Oncology. Queenee is a multi-year sales-achievement winner who has earned top honors as a Golden Circle of Excellence award winner fiv...
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  • The Emergence of CT and MR Enterography for Diagnosing Crohn's Disease
    The number one cause of office visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) is gastrointestinal symptoms. In the more simple cases the PCP, armed with an arsenal of modern drugs can treat the patient, but the more difficult cases must be referred to a gastroenterologist. History of GI Tract Imaging In past decades, the gastroenterologist partnered with a radiologist to perform x-ray images of the G...
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  • How Beekley Medical Helps Supply Chain Management by Flying Under the Radar
    At Beekley Medical, we like to joke that we're the best vendor most of our healthcare system customers' supply chain managers didn't even know they had.   The reason for that is simple - we make their job easier simply by not being high on the radar. Because, in the world of supply chain management, being a vendor high on the radar means your name is familiar for the things you are not doing well...

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