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3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography is a new FDA-approved mammography technology that produces a series of 1mm thick, 3-dimensional digital images of the breast. Breast abnormalities such as masses, distortions, and asymmetric densities are better visualized with 3-D mammography. As reported in JAMA (6/25/2014), the addition of tomosynthesis to digital mammography is associated with a statistically significant increase in cancer detection rate and a decrease in recall rate.
3-D tomosynthesis is different from a standard mammogram in the same way a CT scan of the chest is different from a standard chest X-ray. Standard mammography includes two X-rays of each breast from different angles, typically top to bottom and side to side. Standard mammograms are very effective, but are limited by dense breasts and overlapping tissue. Digital tomosynthesis overcomes these issues by taking multiple images of each breast allowing visualization of the breast tissue through multiple layers and angles.
The benefits of 3-D tomo include:
Medicare covers 3D tomosynthesis. But, at this time, not all private insurers are covering this examination. For patients who do not have coverage for this procedure, there is a charge of $100.
As an American College of Radiology designated Breast Center of Excellence, we thank you for trusting us with the care of your patients and look forward to offering them this significant advance in breast cancer screening.
To schedule your patients or for additional information about 3-D TOMOSYNTHESIS MAMMOGRAPHY, please call us at (212) 535-9770.
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New York, NY (July 11, 2014) — [New York Medical Imaging Associates] has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Also required are procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.
Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography scans, and appropriate follow-up care, significantly reduces lung cancer deaths. In December 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening of adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer – taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
For more information about the Lung Cancer Screening Center designation, visit: acr.org.
NYMI is dedicated to your health. With over 150 years of combined experience in GI Radiology, NYMI is well equiped to serve all of your Gastrointestinal Imaging needs.
The American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, Society of Breast Imaging and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, among others, recommend that all women have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. Women at high risk may benefit from starting earlier.
Up to 9 million people who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years might be affected by a new recommendation for yearly scans. Some say the annual screening could save up to 20 percent of future deaths from lung cancer.
Heavy smokers who are at least 55 should have an annual CT scan to check for lung cancer, a government panel says. The recommendation, which could apply to about nine million Americans, would mean Medicare and many health insurance companies must start providing the test for free to patients.