Best Practices: Imaging
We know how important mammogram screenings are in the early detection of breast cancer and that COVID shut-downs and quarantines caused many women to miss this important exam last year, putting themselves at risk for detection of cancers at...
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Breast Imaging
In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials and professional societies provided guidance advising patients to postpone non-essential healthcare. This included routine screening exams such as mammograms. As a result, many...
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Breast Imaging
The Beekley Medical® EMPOWER award for Mammography was inspired by the outstanding breast health professionals that go above and beyond their everyday role to impact their patients and advocate for breast health.   It is an honor to announce our...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Breast centers across the country have instituted additional safety measures in order to make it as safe as possible for both patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is inclusive of wearing PPE (personal protective equipment),...
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Best Practices: Imaging
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we would shed some light on mammograms and how vital they can be in detecting cancers, as well as what to expect when you schedule your first mammogram.  Mammograms save lives  “Mammography...
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Best Practices: Imaging
A common misconception about digital breast tomosysnthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, is that whatever is seen on the first five slices is skin-related and most likely benign.   In their paper, "Dermal or Not? The Surprising Question...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Not all cancers present as obvious findings. Detecting lesions and groups of micro-calcifications requires concentration and dedicated focus.  According to Diagnostic Imaging, interruptions such as phone calls or clarifying questions from other...
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Best Practices: Positioning
When a patient comes in for her exam, emotions may run high - whether it’s a first-time exam and fear of the unknown, a patient with a history of breast cancer, a patient who finds compression hard to tolerate, or maybe an elderly patient who has...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Making sure a patient is comfortable both during and after a mammogram is of the utmost importance to Dr. Christina Jacobs, a board-certified radiologist with Advanced Radiology Services and Director of Breast Imaging at Bronson Health System in...
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