Suburban Imaging has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota based on an employee survey project from the Star Tribune. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota determined from employee opinions about organizational health, job expectations and employee engagement.
Suburban Imaging CEO Jim Tierney said, “We at Suburban Imaging strive every day to provide the highest-quality health care services possible, and that starts with having a great group of staff members. We are very fortunate to work with such a competent and responsible team.” Continue reading
Meet Karl Nelsen, PA-C. He is a certified physician assistant for Suburban Imaging. He specializes in interventional radiology procedures and pain management procedures including epidural steroid injections and joint injections.
Suburban Imaging consistently receives positive patient feedback regarding Karl’s commitment to outstanding patient care, including this note from a patient’s family member: Continue reading
National breast imaging expert Louise Miller, RTRM, visited The Breast Center of Suburban Imaging this week to provide advanced training to staff, focusing on enhanced skills for the breast imaging technologists.
One-on-one training sessions were held with each of The Breast Center technologists, demonstrating better ergonomics and positioning for patients while they have a mammogram, and also for the technologist who performs the exam. Continue reading
With quick response and use of an AED, Suburban Imaging staff members were able to aid a patient who went into sudden cardiac arrest.
From ABC Newspapers:
Kay Ludwig, 64, Anoka, a registered nurse and a wife with four children and 11 grandchildren survived a sudden cardiac arrest. According to Ludwig, a visit to her doctor led the doctor to schedule her for an ultrasound at Suburban Imaging [Coon Rapids] to investigate a possible gall bladder problem, but when she went to Suburban Imaging Dec. 5, 2012, she started feeling dizzy on the table “and was gone.” Continue reading
Dr. Ellen Abeln and Dr. Kevin Henseler were named Best Doctors for Women in radiology in the January 2013 issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine.
Dr. Kevin Henseler and Dr. Ellen Abeln
Dr. Abeln is Medical Director of The Breast Center of Suburban Imaging in Coon Rapids, MN. This is her fifth time being selected as a “Best Doctor.” As a breast imaging radiologist, Dr. Abeln is an advocate of breast health and breast cancer reduction, including annual mammography starting at age 40. “Breast cancer is a scary diagnosis. Annual screening mammography is the best protection against breast cancer, but also provides peace of mind. I try to help manage any anxiety my patients may be experiencing,” said Dr. Abeln. Continue reading
Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton was recently hospitalized due to a blood clot found in her brain during a follow-up MRI. Dr. Bradley Close, an interventional radiologist at Suburban Imaging said a blood clot is like a cork or plug. “Whatever vessel the blood clot is in, the vessel is like a tube that has a plug blocking the blood flow,” he said. Continue reading
It’s always a tough decision at benefit re-enrollment time to figure out how much money to put into your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for the next year. Put in too little and you miss out on pre-tax savings and convenience. Put in too much and you’ve just thrown money away.
If you have leftover FSA money, Suburban Imaging has several beneficial health screenings and exams that may be of interest to you. Continue reading
This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Breast Center of Suburban Imaging is in its fifth year of partnering with Caribou Coffee for their Amy’s Blend promotion.
Amy’s Blend is a coffee developed by Caribou, in tribute to Amy Erickson, a beloved Caribou Coffee roast-master, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995, at age 33. The coffee is sold, on an annual basis, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Cancer Care. Continue reading
Breasts are considered dense if they primarily consist of fibrous or glandular tissue and little fatty tissue. Much like lumps, both benign and cancerous, dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram making it difficult to distinguish normal tissue from cancer. Current research suggests that women with dense breasts are at increased risk for breast cancer compared to women with fatty breasts. Continue reading
The use of medical imaging has revolutionized the field of medicine and has significantly advanced the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care people receive, improving health outcomes.
Imaging equipment has become more widely available and the number of imaging exams performed each year has also increased. Attention to radiation exposure from medical imaging exams has also grown. Continue reading