Breast cancer affects both men and women. In the United States, it’s expected that approximately 330,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year. Consequently, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in women. And here locally, in the state of Florida, nearly 16,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year.
A small investment of your time can help save your life. Early breast cancer diagnosis is what spares lives and offers longevity. Physicians cannot stress the importance of getting regular mammograms as well as doing self-breast examinations enough. 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.
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 arerequired.
The system transitions from screening to interventional procedures to biopsy a wide spectrum of patients in a comfortable, seated position.
DID YOU KNOW THAT PATIENTS HAVE A CHOICE WHERE THEIR IMAGING IS DONE?
Why Radiology Regional?
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 Regionals 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)