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...
Recent News and Views
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...
Breast, Body and Vascular Ultrasound
Ultrasound (also known as Sonogram) is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures within the body. With no radiation exposure, it is a safe, effective way to view internal organs and to assess blood flow.
Parts of the body that can be examined using ultrasound are breast, thyroid, abdomen, bladder, uterus, ovaries, prostate, scrotum, arteries and veins. During the procedure the patient is positioned on the examination table and a warm gel is applied to the area being examined.
A transducer is then pressed against the skin and swept back and forth to obtain the image.
How to Prepare for your Ultrasound:
Certain preparation procedures may be required for various ultrasound studies.
The patient must drink five 8-ounce glasses of water starting two hours before and finishing one hour before the scheduled appointment with no voiding.
- Have regular lunch the day before exam. After lunch, take 125mg of Mylanta gas tablets.
- Have a low fat supper the evening before followed by 125mg of Mylanta gas tablets.
- You may drink water until bedtime.
- At bedtime take 125mg of Mylanta gas tablets.
- After bedtime do not eat or drink anything.
- In the morning of your exam take 125mg of Mylanta gas tablets with small amount of water.
- Do not have any breakfast or liquids.
- It is advised you wear loose fitting clothing for your exam.