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How Long Does It Take To Get Test Results for A Procedure?

If you have just received one of many diagnostic tests to identify disease, injury, or ailment, chances are you are waiting anxiously for the radiology report. One of the most common queries radiology patients have is “how long will it take to receive the all-important test results?” Below, we will discuss some routine imaging procedures and how long you can expect to be awaiting important results. 

Mammogram

Mammograms are used to diagnose breast cancer. This test is a woman’s strongest defense for early detection. Mammograms are recommended after the […]

  • The Many Myths Surrounding 3D Ultrasound

The Many Myths Surrounding 3D Ultrasound

Since the 3D ultrasound was first developed in 1987, this diagnostic imaging tool has been used to view a three-dimensional image inside the womb. These images can be used to give physicians answers to any questions of concern while also allowing the mother to see her baby. Becuase of the realistic images ultrasounds help create, they are one of the most common diagnostic imaging scans used on pregnant women. 

  • Everything You Need to Know About Sonography

Everything You Need To Know About Sonography

The various diagnostic imaging procedure performed by radiologists can seem confusing at first glance and intimidating when recommended by a doctor.  Sonography is a painless procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to produce images on the inside of the body. Sonograms can assist in visualizing the body’s organs, tissues, and blood flow.

Breast Density Notification Laws

“The California law mandates written notification to women, after screening mammography, of their tissue density and the need to discuss screening options with their primary care physicians.” When about 50% of women who have a screening have dense breasts, it’s certainly important to understand how that affects the results of that screening.

Most women respond with: “What do I do now?” or “Does this mean that I am likely to get breast cancer?” The answers, respectively, are: talk with your doctor, and no. The whole idea behind offering patients this information is to start the discussion to create an individualized plan […]

Changes for Dense Breasts

Most women know that mammography is the go-to test for breast cancer screenings. However, most women don’t know that dense breasts can diminish mammography sensitivity up to 20%. What happens is the dense breast can obscure cancer during the imaging.

Several states have adopted a new law that requires doctors to notify their patients in writing when they have dense breases, which is a sign to get further testing either as an ultrasound or MRI.

However, about 50% of women undergoing screening have sense breasts. Should the state really be required to send out two million letters a year, and can the […]