While mammograms are necessary to staying proactive, we understand they can be an intimidating and often uncomfortable scan. Whether it's the actual procedure or waiting for results from your radiologists, mammograms can bring about anxiety in any patient. Here are a few tips from our team at Rosetta Radiology on how to stay calm during a mammogram.
Each year, over 40 million screening mammograms are performed in the United States as more people are recognizing the vital role they play in early detection. If you have yet to experience a mammogram screening, we will discuss what to expect when you get a mammogram.
When a doctor recommends an MRI scan, the first question you'll need to ask yourself is where you want to get your imaging procedure done- a hospital or an outpatient imaging center. Where you decide to go for your procedure is an important decision and can vary from patient to patient. When it comes to an imaging center, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible, but we know it may not be the right decision in your effort to heal. There are various benefits to each so we are here to provide you with the tools to make the best decision.
Breast cancer affects women all across the world. It does not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, or social status. But one thing many woman diagnosed with breast cancer have is their overwhelming will to survive, even with all the odds stacked against them. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are just a couple inspiring ways women beat the odds in the face of breast cancer.
Surviving Breast Cancer As A Single Parent
Being a single parent is difficult enough without also having to fight for your life against breast cancer. Learning you have cancer as […]
Mammograms are the most common type of women’s imaging used to diagnose and screen for breast cancer. Still, if you’ve never had a mammogram before, chances are you have some questions about the process. Below, we’ll take a look at the most commonly asked questions about mammograms.
What are the benefits of a mammogram?
Mammograms are the single best diagnostic tool available to detect breast cancer well before any symptoms appear. Early detection of breast cancer helps give a woman more choices for treatment as well as a better chance of fighting their breast cancer than they would have if […]
Women have different needs when it comes to diagnostic imaging. Because of the types of diseases and conditions that are more commonly found in women, there are imaging procedures that are specific to those diseases. In this article, we’ll talk about the three most common imaging procedures for women, including how they work, what to expect, and where to go to get the procedure.
Mammography is a woman’s best shot at early detection for breast cancer. Mammograms can often detect cancer in the breast years before it would present any symptoms.
A mammogram, put simply, is […]
Mammograms are the imaging test of choice for women and its simple to see why. Mammography is important because it helps catch breast cancer before symptoms appear which can help increase success rates. There are various women’s imaging scans to choose from, including two type of mammograms. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between 3D-mammography and traditional mammography.
Mammograms are the most popular women's imaging scan, but certain factors may infer that another imaging scan may be best. For women that are at higher risk or with dense breasts, alternative women's imaging methods like ultrasound has proven to be best according to various studies. Let's take a closer look at why ultrasound is often best when screening dense breasts.
With genetics and age being just two of the factors for increased risk for breast cancer, there are various concerns many women may have about this potentially deadly cancer. While some of these risk factors are simply inherited, a new study may show that alcohol intake may play a role an increased breast cancer risk.
During the month of October, many women find themselves asking this question…and no, it’s not to their husbands! Breast density is rated on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most dense) “using the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) of the American College of Radiology,” and out of all women, about half fall into categories 3 and 4.
What makes dense breasts dense?
Remember breasts are not just for catching the attention of the cute guy across the bar or to drain your wallet with expensive bras; they’re glands, and their primary use is to produce milk.
The fibro-glandular tissue surrounding the milk-producing […]