Watch the Today Show episode with Joan Lunden speaking with Dr. Calamari about mammography and the importance of knowing if you have dense breasts: Read more...
Recent News and Views
Today Show Episode with Joan Lunden and Dr. Calamari
19 Oct 2016
The Omnibus Bill means good news for mammography screening!
29 Dec 2015
As reported by The Society of Breast Imaging: The House and Senate passed legislation placing a two-year moratorium on the implementation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2015 draft recommendations on breast cancer screening. This legislation provides language to continue mandatory insurance coverage for mammography; and would direct insures to follow the Task Force’s 2002 guidance which recommended women 40 years and older undergo screening mammography every one to two years. The American College of Radiology applauded Congress for including access to imaging care protections in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Read more...
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is an MRI of the blood vessels often performed with contrast material (gadolinium). Gadolinium is injected intravenously and leaves the body naturally. MRA is a noninvasive exam which allows for the evaluation of blood vessels in the body; inclusive of the head, neck, abdomen, chest, and kidneys. MRA is performed to diagnose such conditions as aneurysms, clots, narrowing of the arteries, heart disease, calcium deposits and stroke. As with all MRI’s, to be sure the exam will be a safe one, patients should inform the technologist of their medical history such as if they have any metal clips or pins in their body, joint replacement, cosmetic metal implants i.e., cochlear (ear) implants, or a heart pacemaker. Patients will be asked to lie still during the exam to avoid any blurriness on the images.
For more information, please visit:
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)- http://www.radiologyinfo.org
American Cancer Society- http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
American College of Radiology-http://www.acr.org