Attention Ladies: Have You Put Off Your Annual Screenings?

Annual ScreeningsIf you skipped your mammogram or DEXA or any other diagnostic screening due to the pandemic, or just being too busy, now is the time to make thos appointments. Physicians agree that you shouldn’t wait any longer because certain cancers and disorders can proliferate and spread rapidly, and early diagnosis is critical for treatment. In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.1


3D Mammography
3D mammography is a revolutionary state of the art technology approved by the FDA in February 2011, which gives radiologists the ability to view inside the breast layer by layer, helping to see the fine details more clearly by minimizing overlapping tissue. During a 3D mammogram, multiple low-dose images known as “slices” of the breast are acquired at different angles. With 3D technology, the radiologist can view a mammogram in a way never before possible.

A small investment of your time can help save your life. The breast cancer survival rates in the U.S. are 80-90% if caught in the first stage due to advanced care. However, the diagnosis in later stages drastically drops the survival rate to 24%. It’s essential to schedule your mammogram tests regularly, and if you feel a lump, please contact your physician immediately.

Mammograms have helped diagnose breast cancer early and eliminate metastasizing cancer and deaths; however, not all breast cancer is detected with traditional mammography. Additional breast cancer symptoms are lumps in the breast or underarm, pain, nipple discharge, or a physical change in the appearance of the breast or nipple. If you have any of those symptoms, your doctor will order you an advanced imaging test.

Early diagnosis saves lives, and it is critical for treating any cancer effectively. Regular screenings are imperative, as are self-diagnoses. If you notice any changes, making an appointment with your physician is vital.

Radiology Regional’s Advanced 3D Biopsy System
Radiology Regional offers the latest, advanced testing for their patients when there is an abnormality that calls for biopsy of the breast tissue. With Hologic Affirm® 3D Biopsy testing, the patient is comfortably seated in a comprehensive machine that provides the most precise biopsy procedure. Additionally, this system allows the fusion of both imaging and interventional purposes.

About the 3D Affirm® Breast Biopsy Guidance System
This innovative interventional tool provides advanced breast health via the Affirm breast biopsy guidance system. This system enables 3D™ breast biopsies using the same imaging equipment as for mammography exams. It also includes a lateral arm upright biopsy accessory that allows for even more flexibility to access challenging lesion locations.

Superior Imaging
With the 3D™ biopsy option, Radiology Regional practitioners can pinpoint subtle, tiny lesions and faint calcifications.

The use of this groundbreaking 3D™ imaging technology to perform breast biopsies offers these key advantages:
• Target lesions, including those visible only in tomosynthesis images.
• Streamlines procedure steps and speeds targeting, resulting in shorter patient procedure time.
• Reduces patient dose, as fewer exposures are required.

Interventional Biopsy
The system transitions from screening to interventional procedures to biopsy a wide spectrum of patients in a comfortable, seated position.

Radiology Regional’s comprehensive women’s imaging services include Mobile Mammography. Our Mobile Mammo coaches travel to businesses, health clinics, shopping plazas and other locations and events for on-site mammograms, providing an alternative way for women to complete their annual breast screening mammogram. Each of our two Mobile Mammo coaches offers convenient, mammogram service in a soothing, comfortable environment.

Radiology Regional is a physician-owned, well-established imaging practice with over 30 board-certified radiologists that work closely with your doctor. You will get personalized service and expertise in a warm, comfortable environment, which is not always offered with a big group or hospital-owned organization. Radiology Regional also provides the newest technological advances. Their superior imaging equipment includes

3T wide-bore MRI, 256 Slice CT, 3D Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, PET Scans, and Siemens ultrasound. Radiology Regional is a premier diagnostic facility that takes pride in offering the highest quality healthcare to the community.

At Radiology Regional, they take your health personally. They have a group of in-house, subspecialty, fellowship-trained radiologists that are experts in diagnosing and detecting conditions within the abdominal and pelvic areas, including the prostate. The machines they invest in are not standard; these are state-of-the-art, high-tech imaging equipment that can find even the most intricate details that would otherwise be missed.

Radiology Regional has a high-resolution prostate MRI to find small prostate cancers, a dynamic MRI to diagnose pelvic organ prolapse, MRI technique to accurately stage rectal cancer for surgical planning, specific protocol to best evaluate the ovaries and uterus and another MRI technique to focus on the bones and muscles, among several others. All imaging exams are not equal, and Radiology Regional goes above and beyond to offer high-quality studies to help guide medical management.

For over 50 years, Radiology Regional has expanded its scope of services and number of outpatient facilities to meet the growing needs of their patients and referring physicians. Radiology Regional has thirteen , ACR accredited and convenient locations to serve you. Their dedicated team of board-certified radiologists, registered technologists, and other specialists are committed to providing their patients with exceptional care utilizing the most advanced technology and techniques available.

Radiology Regional has 13 locations in 3 counties, Lee, Collier and Charlotte.

Ask your physician to refer you to Radiology Regional for your imaging needs. Make your choice the best choice for you!

Contact Radiology Regional today at (941) 255-7945, (239) 425-4678 (Español)
18300 Murdock Circle, Building #15
Port Charlotte (Behind the Surgery Center)




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