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scheduling
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I was wondering what the scheduling is like at other facilities. I've worked in Doctor's offices, Imaging Centers, and Hospitals and the over booking of exams is becoming abusive. It used to be 30…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alain Herbert Szyller Mar 9, 2011.

 

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Alain Herbert Szyller replied to Todd Rafferty's discussion scheduling
"It would be interesting  to have a survey about the average time required for each subtype of ultrasound. For example, as an ObGyn I would feel that a dating OB  less than 10 weeks usg or a follicular stim.follow/up require each…"
Mar 9, 2011
Jesse Witcraft replied to Todd Rafferty's discussion scheduling
"I agree. I think the physicians ordering these exams are being pressured by admistrative groups to improve volumes and revenues, inturn are ordering far more exams that are unecessary. Somtimes a way for them to deal with their increase in patient…"
Mar 8, 2011
Todd Rafferty replied to Todd Rafferty's discussion scheduling
"I was expressing frustrations as well. If a location is accredited it is unbelievable that overworking, exploiting, and abusing the technologists performing the exams is not even figured into the equation. For the propaganda of providing proper…"
Feb 20, 2011
Paula Woletz replied to Todd Rafferty's discussion scheduling
"I can't speak for other accreditation programs, but AIUM accreditation has never had exam time guidelines.   Frankly, I can't imagine coming up with a one-size-fits-all time guideline, because exam time can be affected by the types of…"
Feb 7, 2011
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scheduling

I was wondering what the scheduling is like at other facilities. I've worked in Doctor's offices, Imaging Centers, and Hospitals and the over booking of exams is becoming abusive. It used to be 30 minutes per exam, be it ABD, OB, Carotid or ECHO, but now it is every 15 min.Didn't there used to be exam time guidelines for accredited facilities? Why can't AIUM follow the lead of American Society of Echocardiography Q: Are there standards of case loads for cardiac sonographers?A: There have been a…See More
Feb 3, 2011
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Sonographer
What is your medical specialty or primary interest in ultrasound?
Ultrasound
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