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A Radiology Christmas by Bill Brennan

Twas the night before Christmas and all was quiet in Radiology,
Therapy, Nuc. Med and even Info. Technology.
In IR the catheters were hung up with care while
In MR they were finishing a sequence with FLAIR.
The Admins were home sleepless in bed;
While cuts in reimbursement danced in their heads;
My student with Merrill’s, and I in my apron,
Had just completed a study at our PACS workstation,
When from the fileroom there arose such a clatter,
I ran down the hall to see what was the matter.
When what to my watering eyes did appear,
But the PACS admin. starring at his monitor with fear,
With fingers on the keyboard so lively and quick
Images flashed by with every mouseclick.
The system is crashing I heard him exclaim
As the complaints poured in he called them by name:
The ED! the OR! ICU! and Cardiology!
Neonatal, Outpatient and even Gastroenterology!
Although it is seems the worklist they see,
The studies aren’t there oh what can it be?
Just then I saw as I was turning around
The Chairman flew down the hall with a bound.
“Unless you can fix this your job will be gone.”
I told him don’t worry just to hang on.
The PACS guy said the network had a glitch
The Chairman’s eye started to twitch.
The most recent studies are lost to cyberspace,
The patients are gone they’re impossible to replace.
With a wink of my eye and a turn of my head,
I told them don’t worry they had nothing to dread.
I spoke not a word but turned with a jerk,
To each modality I ran and resent all the work.
Then back to the fileroom I went in a flash,
The Chairman and PACS guy were going to clash.
The studies are there look again have no fear,
I said to the Chairman go home, have a beer.
But how did you know this could be done?
A technologist I am, To me this is fun!
With the portable I started to drive out of sight and said,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Thank You to all who made the 2017 Annual Conference a great success. Save the dates for next year 10/25/2018 - 10/27/2018.
Radisson Hotel, Corning, NY.

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