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...
Thyroid biopsy under Ultrasound Guidance
An ultrasound guided biopsy allows the radiologist to sample the cells in the thyroid without surgery. The patient is made comfortable on the ultrasound table positioned with a pillow under the shoulders, extending the neck. The patient’s neck is cleaned with betadine and a sterile drape is placed over the area. The radiologist inserts a very thin needle into the area being biopsied and a sample of cells and fluid is taken. Typically, three samples are taken from the area. Following the procedure, the area will be cleaned and a small band aid is applied to the site. Biopsy results typically are available within 24 to 48 hours.
In preparation for a thyroid biopsy, patients are required to stop taking the following oral medications five days prior to the procedure: prescription blood thinners (consult personal physician), Advil, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Vitamin E and Fish Oil.