To All Our Collegues, Friends and Customers,  


Happy New Year and best wishes to a great 2012!  As the new year begins, we make resoulutions.  This year QSUM is focusing on the Ultrasound product line and will be introducing 3 new Ultrasound draping products along with a new basic interventional biopsy tray.  We are open to any suggestions as well!


Along with this month's healthy receipe I have included a list of healthier food substitutions.  Also don't miss this month's video! 


As usual we are excited to bring you the latest in articles, clinical trials, new technology and stories that relate to Breast Care.  


This month's healthy receipe is: 


Italian Pasta Skillet Dinner




Cynthia Henke & Hudson Jones
QSUM Biopsy Disposables


Quote Of The Month
QSUM'S Instructional Videos
Miscellaneous Articles
Breast MRI
Breast Ultrasound
General Mammography
New Technology
Radiation Therapy
Breast Biopsy
Customer Appreciation Spotlight
Cindy's Favorite Summer Snack Recipe
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A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. - Bernard Meltzer

QSUM provides instructional videos for the following products:  Click on the link or image; this will take you to QSUM's YouTube.

Fischer/Siemens Prone Stereotactic Table

Lorad/Hologic Prone Stereotactic Table

Ultrasound Draping

MRI Coil Draping

MRI Headrest Cover Draping

QSUM US401 Ultrasound Draping System
QSUM US401 Ultrasound Draping System


Mammo Mask Earloop



5 Things to Watch in 2012. Radiology Today's list of things to watch in the coming year purposely excludes the economy. 


Radiology dominates ECRI list of healthcare tech issues.  ECRI's Top 10 C-Suite Watch List is designed to help hospital executives with their short- and long-term planning by helping them determine whether to adopt new technologies in the coming year.


FDA promotes women in device trials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has crafted recommendations for designing and conducting medical device clinical studies to enhance the enrollment of women in appropriate trials.   




MRI - Vendors Focus on Patient-Friendly Systems While Maintaining Image Quality.  MRI vendors are offering new systems designed to meet the needs of the patient, the technologist, and the administrator.


Sentinelle Headrest & Table Draping
AccuFit Sentinelle Headrest & Table Draping
QSUM's MRI Biopsy Tray - includes Nonferro-magnetic scalpel and 20g needle

 BSGI equals MRI as an adjunct in breast cancer cases. Researchers in Oregon have concluded that breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) is equivalent to MRI as an adjunct imaging modality for diagnosing breast cancer.


QSUM's Ultrasound Biopsy Drape



Automated breast US finds more cancer than mammo alone.  Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) finds cancers in dense breast tissue that mammography alone would not. 







QSUM's Fischer-Siemens Autoguide Drape

Digital mammo market could top $1.3B in 2017. The global market for full-field digital mammography (FFDM) could expand at a compound annual growth rate of 8% over the next five years.  


Breast Cancer and Heart Disease May Have Common Roots. Women who are at risk for breast cancer may also be at greater risk for heart disease.




Dietary fiber and breast cancer risk: Evidence from case-control studies suggest that dietary fiber may be inversely related to breast cancer risk, but it is unclear if this is supported by prospective data. 



Breast Tomosynthesis - One Practice's Experience.  In this podcast, Stephen Rose, MD, president and CEO of Houston Breast Imaging and a principal investigator of the 3-D tomosynthesis clinical trials in 2010, discusses the benefits of the new technology and what his practice learned when implementing the screening program.  

Most Screen-Detected Breast Cancers Are Low Risk. There has been a significant increase in "low-risk" and "ultra-low-risk" breast cancers among women 49 to 60 years of age in the era of population-wide mammography screening. 

Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Survivors With Fatigue. About one third of breast cancer survivors have fatigue that can affect their quality of life, but a small new study finds that doing yoga might help restore some lost energy.

Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge; May Not Receive Treatment They Prefer

Parabens in Breast Tissue Not Limited to Women Who Have Used Underarm Products. New research into the potential link between parabens and breast cancer has found traces of the chemicals in breast tissue samples from all of the women in the study.

Starch Intake May Influence Risk for Breast Cancer Recurrence. Researchers have linked increased starch intake to a greater risk for breast cancer recurrence.

Does a BRCA Mutation in the Family Increase Cancer Risk?


More Medicare beneficiaries getting breast cancer screening. Recent studies have documented a drop in mammography screening rates in the U.S., but the trend doesn't appear to extend to women in the Medicare system.


Breast, detector size mismatch leads to higher radiation dose. Using a full-field digital mammography system with small detectors to image women with large breasts can result in nearly 50% higher radiation dose compared to imaging women whose breasts are a better match for the detector.


Breast implant scandal shows regulators in the dark. Long before the latest global breast implant scare, American health officials were toying with the idea of building a registry that would track patients with implants.  


QSUM LS702 Lorad Stage Drape



FDA Clears Xpress CR Mammography for Sale in U.S.  The Xpress computed radiography (CR) system delivers digital imaging solutions for both general radiography and mammography applications with one easy-to-use, cost-effective solution.


Breast CT Scanners Skip Compression, Show Cancer in 3D. CT promises to do more than tomosynthesis, delivering true volumetric reconstructions -- with no compression.


New, Noninvasive Way to Identify Lymph Node Metastasis. Using two cell surface markers found to be highly expressed in breast cancer lymph node metastases, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, working with colleagues at other institutions, have developed targeted, fluorescent molecular imaging probes that can non-invasively detect breast cancer lymph node metastases.  


UTILIZING LASERS IN STANDARD BREAST CANCER SURGERY. The use of lasers in breast cancer standard surgery has all the advantages of lasers while maintaining the safety of standardized surgery.
Laser Breast Cancer Surgery with Dr. Vincent Ansanelli
Laser Breast Cancer Surgery with Dr. Vincent Ansanelli
QSUM's Breast Brachytherapy Bandage


Breast Cancer Brachytherapy May Be Overused.Many women who were not ideal candidates for accelerated partial breast irradiation based on treatment guidelines regularly receive the treatment.


Brachytherapy Study Raises Protests from Industry Groups. Dr. Kuske states  Within days after the study was presented at SABCS, several industry groups issued statements countering the findings, especially questioning the validity of how the study was conducted. 

QSUM's Lorad table and stage drape

Successful Stereotactic Breast Biopsies.  This seminar reviews the ACR accreditation requirements and fulfills the credits required for accreditation. You will have the opportunity to learn the basics as well as the tricks of the trade from an experienced technologist and supervisor.

February 18, 2012
United States



SimonMed Breast Centers
SimonMed Breast Centers


SimonMed Breast Centers


This month we would like to thank SimonMedfor their continued support of our products. They have been customers of ours since 2008. We take pride in offering our customers the highest quality and user friendly products.  We really appreciate our loyal customers. Thank you SimonMed Breast Centers!

My Favorite January Recipe: Italian Pasta Skillet Dinner!

  As we start the New Year, here's a list of healthier ingredients to use when making your favorite dishes!  (just click on the links)



Italian Pasta Skillet Dinner
A Great Quick Healthy Dinner!



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This is one of the best pieces of sound engineering I have ever heard! It is a video of street singers from around the world being recorded, overlayed and mixed with one another while singing the song "Stand By Me". It is a marvel to listen to and watch.  They all deserve to be heard.  The finished product is tremendous!  It just shows how connected we all are!





Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World




We hope you enjoyed this month's newsletter! 


 Cindy Henke

 QSUM Biopsy Disposables

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