Take control of your health.
Our women’s imaging services are not limited to breast health. Whether you need a 3D mammogram, conventional mammogram, bone density test, fetal imaging, or ultrasound, you will find our priority is providing you the best possible care, gently and professionally.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women (after lung cancer). Early detection of breast cancer vastly increases survival rates. Scheduling a regular mammogram is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your well-being and take control of your health.
We bring advanced screening and diagnostic procedures to the table, so that you can be confident about your results. We take a collaborative approach, communicating results immediately to your referring provider and providing all the information you need to make informed decisions. Our years of experience make us an integral part of your healthcare team.
In Your Bones
- Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million (80 percent) are women.
- Approximately one in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
- A woman's risk of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.
What are my options?
Your age, genetics, medical history and family history are factors in determining the screening or diagnostic procedure that is right for you. In addition to a full range of breast imaging procedures, we provide the following exams, all of which can be performed in our office.
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) in an outpatient procedure in which a special iodine-containing dye is injected through the cervix. It flows into the uterine cavity and through the fallopian tubes. If the tubes are not blocked, the dye will spill out of the tubes into the abdomen, indicating no obstruction is present. One or more X-Rays are taken during the procedure to provide permanent record of the condition of the fallopian tubes and uterine cavity. The actual progress of dye flowing through the tubes can be followed on a fluoroscopy monitor. Usually, HSG is performed within the first ten days of the start of a normal menstrual period.
Osteoporosis affects 10 million Americans and is responsible for 700,000 vertebral fractures each year. The disease is symptomless until a fracture occurs; fractures can cause stopped posture, compression of the lungs and stomach, chronic pain, and loss of independence. In addition to bone scans to reveal the health of bone structures, we provide non-surgical vertebroplasty for relief from spinal pain.
Hormone replacement therapy, oral contraceptives and pregnancy are risk factors for DVT, the formation of a blood clot, known as a thrombus, in a deep leg vein. If DVT is untreated, it can break off and travel to the lungs, blocking the oxygen supply and triggering a heart attack. Your physician may order catheter-directed thrombolysis to break up the clot. This procedure threads a catheter through the veins to the clot, using imaging to guide the physician. A drug is then infused to that area, also pinpointed by radiology imaging. Angioplasty, stents, or vena cava filters may also be used.
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