Author: Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center

Choosing the Right Place to Get Your Yearly Mammogram

Let’s be honest, whenever you are scheduled for a mammogram, you feel a bit anxious. Will they find something? Am I going to be called back for another look? Even if you’ve had no symptoms or changes to your breast, you still dread the screening test. Choosing the right place to get your yearly mammogram can actually change those feelings. Find out why.

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High Breast Cancer Risk: When to Begin Screening

Some people will debate whether too much of a good thing is a good thing. We say yes, it’s especially a good thing when talking about screening for high risk breast cancer. It is recommended that women with a high breast cancer risk screen for breast cancer earlier and more often than women with a normal breast cancer risk. For those women with a high breast cancer risk, when should you begin screening?

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Demystifying the Safety Measures of MRI Procedures

Today’s physicians have so many advanced tools to diagnose illness, cancer, or other abnormalities in our bodies. MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is one of the most utilized and valuable of these tools. Nevertheless, some individuals are still frightened that they are dangerous and unsafe. It’s time to finally begin demystifying the safety measures of MRI procedures.

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Diagnostic Radiology and Cancer: What You Should Know

Whether you are having a mammogram or an MRI to detect cancer, there is someone behind the screen looking at the images and making a professional diagnosis. It’s not the Wizard of Oz, but a doctor and well-trained diagnostic radiologist who interprets the images, makes a diagnosis, and issues a report. Here’s what you should know about diagnostic radiology and cancer:.

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Prioritizing Breast Health: Your Guide to Breast Exams

Breast exams are performed to check for any unusual changes to your breast tissue. These checks are an important way to be proactive with your breast health—early detection is the best protection. Do you know how to do a monthly breast self exam? Prioritizing breast health: your guide to breast exams.

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Fluoroscopy: What to Expect

Fluoroscopy is an imaging tool doctors use to look inside your body similar to an X-ray. However, this test shows your body and organs moving, and then depicts it on a computer screen. Sounds like something from the future, but it is used frequently, and physicians can learn how your body is working in detail. If you are scheduled for a fluoroscopy, here’s what to expect.

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6 Common Types of Ultrasound and How They Are Used

Also known as ultrasonography or sonography, ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves that are translated into images. Most people are familiar with using ultrasound for prenatal care and to observe the fetus as it develops. This is solid proof that ultrasounds are safe. There are other types of ultrasound, and in fact, let’s look at the 6 common types of ultrasound and how they are used.

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