Eric Hagerbrant                    

Medical Imaging Expert                 

About  Eric Hagerbrant                    

Eric Hagerbrant serves as the chief executive officer and president of Imaging Management Services of North America, a medical diagnostic imaging company based in Rye Brook, New York. Throughout his career with the firm, which he joined in 1991, he has striven to ensure the best outcome for patients via implementation of effective diagnostic solutions and up-to-date technologies. A long-time member of the medical imaging profession, Eric Hagerbrant gained admission to the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology; he maintains active membership in both organizations.

As a teenager, Eric Hagerbrant accomplished the challenging tasks necessary to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys outdoor activities, especially skiing, rock climbing, and long-distance running. An avid enthusiast of literature, he prefers books by such authors as Frank Kafka, Emmanuel Kant, and Stieg Larsson. He notes that Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer remains one of his favorite books. Eric Hagerbrant contributes regularly to such charities as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, American Red Cross, and Kids in Crisis, a Connecticut organization that helps children dealing with trauma.                            

Boy Scouts of America, Annual Report to Washington

Eric Hagerbrant is founder and president of Imaging Management Services, a medical diagnostic imaging company based out of Rye Brook, New York. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Eric Hagerbrant devotes time to several charitable organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America is a values-based organization that teaches young men to make ethical choices. The training they receive will allow them to become successful leaders. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is made up of more than 2.5 million youth members and more than 900,000 volunteers across America.

In February of 2014, nine delegates representing the Boy Scouts of America met in Washington, DC, to present the organization’s annual report to some of the nation's top government officials. The report highlighted the organization’s achievements from 2013, including more than 17 million hours of community service completed by Scouts, and the creation of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

Radiologists to Use Error Reporting to Boost Patient Trust

Eric Hagerbrant serves as president of Imaging Management Services of America. Specializing in private medical diagnostics, Eric Hagerbrant is a supporter of the American College of Radiology.

In terms of risk management in the radiology industry, denying and defending errors was the primary tactic for many years. However, in the new era of healthcare, radiologists have experienced advantages by disclosing error reports. The work of Lucian L. Leape, MD, a health policy analyst at Harvard, is one of the driving forces behind the new approach to error reporting.

As an advocate for a non-punitive approach to reporting medical errors, Dr. Leape concluded through his studies that extrapolation of the number of medical errors reported in 1994 would lead to more than 180,000 patient deaths per year. For radiologists, disclosing errors is the right thing to do, not only for moral reasons, but also for the knowledge obtained through the review and examination of errors.

The Detailed Imagery of MRI Scans

Eric Hagerbrant leads the Rye Brook, New York, medical diagnostic firm Imaging Management Services of America as president. Eric Hagerbrant’s company offers a variety of radiology services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans

MRI scanning involves the use of radio waves and magnetism to generate detailed computer images of body structure. This advanced technique functions through the use of a large-scale circular magnet, which aligns hydrogen atom protons in a way that allows their identification when exposed to concentrated radio waves. A computer processes the minute signals produced and uses this data to create diagnostic images. The exceptional level of detail provided through MRI technology makes it a standard disease detection tool when other diagnostic methodologies fail. Its common uses include investigating heart aneurysms, brain anatomy, and spinal problems. Once an MRI has been used to identify an area of concern, physicians can perform surgery with more confidence and precision.

Minimizing the Risk of Avalanches

A medical services entrepreneur, Eric Hagerbrant leads Imaging Management Services of America in Rye Brook, New York, as its president. Eric Hagerbrant enjoys skiing and mountain climbing in his free time.

For safe participation in such outdoor activities, it is important to take steps to minimize risks from hazards such as unstable rocks and avalanches. Caused by snow that gets deposited in a series of layers throughout the winter, which then become loosened and slide, avalanches can take a variety of forms.

Surface avalanches involve these layers sliding over each other, while a full-depth avalanche occurs when the entire snow pack slides over the ground below. Slab avalanches are more localized and involve areas of “cohesive” snow separating from the rest of the snow pack.

Off-piste skiers are particularly vulnerable to avalanches, as they make lateral cuts in the snow rather than progressing downhill in a more direct fashion. Hikers and climbers are also at risk. Belaying is a proven strategy for minimizing the risk of sudden shifts in the snow pack, but it is not always practical on broad and open slopes.

If an avalanche is detected early, it may be possible to run beyond, or up-slope, of the fracture. In other cases, a climber may plunge an ice axe into the subsurface, which could help prevent the climber from being buried too deeply in the snow.

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Kids in Crisis Sponsors SafeTalk Program

Eric Hagerbrant currently serves as the president of Imaging Management Services of America, a medical diagnostic imaging corporation in Rye Brook, New York. Apart from his professional responsibilities, Eric Hagerbrant enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including running, skiing, and mountain climbing. He also actively supports several charitable organizations, including Kids in Crisis.

Located in Cos Cob, Connecticut, Kids in Crisis operates two emergency shelters in the city. The organization also provides crisis counseling and a number of community outreach programs aimed at elementary and high school students. SafeTalk, for example, is a volunteer-run workshop for school-age children in Fairfield County. Focusing on anti-bullying and anti-violence themes, the program involves discussions and role-playing, and provides the opportunity for one-on-one conversations between students and volunteers, all of whom undergo a two-day training program and background checks.

Since its founding in 1978, Kids in Crisis has helped more than 107,000 children and families face challenges related to abuse, neglect, substance abuse, and economic difficulties.

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