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...
Multi Slice CT Scans
Dental and Lung
Rye Radiology Associates is pleased to announce the installation of our 16-slice Helical Brilliance CT. This new CT offers advanced technology for increased speed, lower dose and diagnostic precision.
Rye Radiology Associates’ Perform:
- CT angiography of the pulmonary, brain, neck, aorta, mesenteric, carotid and renal arteries.
- CT venography.
- Sinuses, including STEALTH imaging for surgical planning.
- CT Dental Planning Software. This software performs imaging of the mandible and maxilla, assisting oral surgeons in prostheses implantation planning.
- Routine studies such as abdomen, pelvis, chest and spine CT’s.
- CT lung screening.
How CT Works:
During a CT scan, a high-speed rotating ring made up of x-ray detectors and an x-ray tube rotates around the part of the body that the radiologist is studying. As the ring revolves around the patient, a narrow slice of the body is imaged from hundreds of angles. The ring is then incrementally moved and the next slice is x-rayed. The cross sectional images that are recorded are so thin that they provide incredible detail for the radiologist; far greater detail than a conventional x-ray. CT is used to diagnose a variety of diseases as internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels can be seen with such clarity. For some studies, the x-rays are all taken and the CT computer combines all of the images to create a 3-D image of the part of the body being studied.
What to Expect:
Sometimes an intravenous contrast material is used which highlights blood vessels and increases visualization of the structure of organs like the brain, liver and kidney.
Oral contrast, such as barium is used to enhance the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in the abdomen and pelvis.
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