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  • Why One Patient Choose Rosetta Radiology and You Should Do

Why One Patient Chose Rosetta Radiology and You Should Too

After a fall, Mrs. Spendsalot needed a chest MRI but was unsure of where to go and if she could afford the procedure through her doctor. With prices for her procedure starting in the thousands, she knew she would be unable to afford this procedure. 

  • Migraines The How And Why

Migraines: The How and Why?

Are you one of the 300 million people that suffer from intense, throbbing headaches? Do they make you nauseated, sick, or sensitive to light? Unfortunately, migraines cannot be cured with painkillers or a few deep breaths. If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, here’s more information about what causes them, what research is being done to understand them, and how to treat them.

MRIs Helping Alter Sports Regulations

We all watch sports and think it’s cool when something bad happens. Viewers wait for a Nascar crash and an NFL sack, but these things, even things as simple as soccer heading, can cause damage to our favorite athletes. In fact, “At least 1.6 million sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States annually.” 

Dr. Michael Lipton and others at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University studied just how much heading is too much. They used their $3 million grant (awarded by the National Institute of Health) to find long and short term consequences.

They found […]

Is an MRI More Accurate Than a Mammography?

While detecting residual breast cancer, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is said to be superior to mammography. Studies show good overall accuracy with an MRI test.
The team compiled 44 studies, working with 2050 patients with 2068 cases of ductal carcinoma, stages II and III.

In summary, the MRI accuracy was 0.88, which is fantastic. While some may argue that the use of contrast in the photographs may cause a likelihood of false-positives, mammography was, in fact, less accurate. Furthermore, the accuracy of an MRI and an ultrasound examination were comparable.

Marinovich with the Journal of the National Cancer Institute states, “the comparative accuracy […]

MRIs Can Help Detect Bone Abnormality

MRIs are helpful for detecting early stages of numerous diseases, or abnormalities. In a recently published article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, it appears that MRIs can be more effective than standard bone testing in detecting bone abnormalities in patients with multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the blood that affects the plasma cells, which are important to the immune system helping produce antibodies. Characterized by excess production of abnormal plasma cells; symptoms include increased risk of bacterial infections and impaired immune responses. This also affects the bone, diagnosed patients will experience low bone density, cancerous cells surrounding bone, […]

Dr. Sherr Awarded 25-Year Pin

Dr. David Sherr of Rosetta Radiology was recently awarded the 25-year pin from the largest and most prestigious Oncology organization, ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology). He was honored for this award last month at ASTRO’s 54th annual convention held in Boston, MA.
Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology in 1987, Dr. Sherr was later awarded fellowship in the American College of Radiology in 2006. He has also been recognized for publishing over 20 papers in medical literature and has presented his work at numerous major, medical meetings.

Dr. Sherr has received a number of awards and recognitions […]

Making Strides was a Success

We are proud to have been a part of the American Cancer Society’s Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event was held on October 21, 2012 in Central Park, Manhattan. With our team name, Rosetta Rads, we are radical in our belief that a cure for Breast Cancer is coming and that early detection equals positive outcomes. This year, we had hopes of raising $2500. Thanks to all of our supporters we raised over $2,700. This helped the American Cancer Society raise over $2.9 million. We couldn’t be more proud of all our supporters and staff who participated […]

Breast Cancer is impact on both men and women

It is important that young men and women are aware of breast cancer and don’t let fall underneath the radar. Young women often do not consider themselves to be at risk, about 7% of all breast cancer cases are diagnosed as women under the age of 40. The Young Survival Coalition reminds us that breast cancer can strike at any age and the lower incidence of disease is of little comfort to the more than 250,000 women living in the United States who were diagnosed with breast cancer. Detection of cancer in younger patients may be more aggressive […]

10 Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention

In addition to being aware of breast cancer and supporting research and the survivors is prevention. This will include a few things; but overall it is about being healthy. 1. Avoid becoming overweight. Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Avoid gaining weight over time, and try to maintain a body-mass index under 25.

2. Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken […]