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...
Breast, Body and Vascular
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, an ultrasound 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:
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.
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