The article Posted on March 30, 2017 by the American College of Radiology begins: A recent analysis of newly added 2014 data to the National Cancer Institute SEER database by R. Edward Hendrick, PhD, shows that the breast cancer death rate has now fallen 38 percent since 1990. Read more...
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Breast Cancer Deaths Continue Yearly Decline
3 Apr 2017
Today Show Episode with Joan Lunden and Dr. Calamari
19 Oct 2016
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...
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. Magnetic Resonance Angiography is a noninvasive exam which allows for the evaluation of blood vessels in the body; inclusive of the head, neck, abdomen, chest, and kidneys.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (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.