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...
MRI High Field and Open
Breast, Body and Vascular
Rye Radiology Associates has recently added a 1.5 Tesla high field MRI to our practice in addition to our open MRI. The advanced imaging capabilities of this system will enable us to perform high resolution MRI of the breasts with 3-D CAD analysis of the images. The MRI suite was specifically equipped with MRI compatible vacuum assisted needle biopsy capabilities allowing us to perform MRI guided breast biopsies on lesions which show up only on MRI and are not present on mammography or ultrasound.
In addition to being able to perform imaging on joints, head, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis, this MRI has advanced MR angiography capabilities. The new MRI has a larger opening than most high field MRI units in current use and is designed to accommodate patients weighing up to 550 lbs. Of course, for those patients who cannot tolerate even this very comfortable high field MRI, we continue to provide MRI services on our open Aris-II Hitachi MRI.
How MRI Works:
The MRI equipment uses a magnetic field rather than x-ray to produce images. The magnetic field of the MRI forces hydrogen atoms in the body to line up in a certain way (similar to how the needle on a compass moves when you hold it near a magnet). When radio waves are sent toward the lined-up hydrogen atoms, they bounce back, and a computer records the signal. Different types of tissues send back different signals. The study can produce dozens to hundreds of images with no radiation.
Some MRI exams require contrast injection. The contrast allows for better visualization of some body structures.
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