Study: 3D mammography increases cancer detection

A groundbreaking study was published that found 3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, significantly increased cancer detection while simultaneously reducing the number of false positives. According to the study’s results, 3D mammography finds significantly more invasive or lethal cancers than a traditional mammogram. It also reduces the number of women called back for unnecessary screenings due to false alarms. … Read More

Blue jeans Friday — here we come!

Diagnostic Imaging Services will once again participate in Lee National Denim Day, a fundraiser created by Lee® Jeans where participants donate $5 or more in exchange for wearing jeans to work. Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day participants have raised more than $91 million for the fight against breast cancer and with your help, hope to add … Read More

Making Strides 2014 gets off to a rousing start!

Diagnostic Imaging Services was the proud sponsor of the 2014 American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Kickoff Breakfast. Held at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, hundreds came out to hear more about this year’s event and how we all can participate in this worthwhile cause. The event will be held Saturday morning, November 1 at Champions … Read More

Study supports regular mammography screening in older women

August 5, 2014 — Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift toward earlier-stage diagnosis in women 75 years and older, subsequently reducing the rate of more advanced, difficult-to-treat cases, according to a new study published online in Radiology. The study findings address the recent debate over the value of mammography screening in women in this age group, wrote the … Read More

Women: put your health savings or flexible spending accounts to work!

Diagnostic Imaging Services reminds women who want to opt for the 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) option for their screening mammogram that most often, the $50 fee for 3D can be paid by funds in a health savings account or flexible spending plan. Both of these types of savings options are intended to cover health-related fees that are not covered or totally covered … Read More

Transforming breast cancer detection

3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is performed at our Metairie – Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Marrero – Avenue C, Slidell and Covington – Highway 21 locations. Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 for your very own DIS patient experience. Or, click here to submit a request for an appointment. Remember — you can attach your referral order, if you have a copy, … Read More

Diagnostic Imaging Services 3D mammography significantly increases cancer detection

In the June 25, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a groundbreaking study was published that found 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) screening technology significantly increased cancer detection while simultaneously reducing the number of false positives. The study, “Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination with Digital Mammography”,  that reviewed close to half a million mammography … Read More

Medical Association: adding tomosynthesis to mammography finds more cancer

June 24, 2014 — Adding digital breast tomosynthesis to mammography screening boosts the detection of invasive cancer by more than a third compared to mammography alone while reducing the number of false positives by 15%, according to a study in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The research addresses a few of what critics call mammography’s … Read More

Scientists solve a 30-year breast cancer puzzle

In a new study published in Cell Reports, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center demonstrate that mice lacking one copy of a gene called CTCF have abnormal DNA methylation and are markedly predisposed to cancer. CTCF is a very well-studied DNA binding protein that exerts a major influence on the architecture of the human genome, but had not been previously … Read More

What is ultrasound-guided breast biopsy?

Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous. A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells—either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle—from a suspicious area in the breast … Read More

Decreasing false positives with 3D mammography

Diagnostic Imaging Services shares an article from breastcancer.org on 3D mammography improving detection and decreasing false positives. To read the entire piece, visit the link below. A false positive is an abnormal area that looks like a cancer, but turns out to be normal. If you are a woman who has been called back for additional imaging, due to the … Read More

An explanation of 3D mammography in brochure form

DIS provides a link to a brochure that does an excellent job of explaining the benefits of 3D mammography. The brochures is six pages in length, formatted to a size of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Click on the link below to access the brochure. You need to have Adobe PDF Reader on your computer in order to view. 3D mammography is … Read More

What are the benefits of using 3D mammography?

Diagnostic Imaging Services answers the question, “what are the benefits of using 3D mammography?” Many studies in Europe and the U.S. have substantiated superior breast cancer detection rates when combining 3D mammography with conventional 2D mammography. Studies have demonstrated a 10%-30% increase in overall breast cancer detection (over 2D imaging alone). This ability to detect breast cancer at an earlier … Read More

Benefits of 3D mammography

3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is making news across the country in the benefits it offers women in the area of breast cancer detection. Prior to 2014, many pundits claimed there was a lack of evidence in the superiority of the technology. However, that is rapidly changing. Visit the link below to read a news report from Virginia regarding … Read More

Increased breast cancer detection with 3D mammography

Regular mammograms are crucial in helping to prevent deaths as a result of breast cancer. But new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that 3D mammography is significantly more effective for breast cancer detection and leads to fewer patient recalls. To read the entire report, visit the link below. DIS has been designated … Read More

Study shows 3D mammography detects breast cancer more effectively

While conventional mammography is the most widely used tool for breast cancer screenings, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania indicates that digital breast tomosynthesis – or 3D mammography – may be better able to detect the disease. Diagnostic Imaging Services became the very first freestanding independent outpatient imaging provider in Louisiana to offer 3D mammography. Called one of … Read More

Why is 3D mammography offered at DIS?

With the introduction of 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie, many questions are being asked about the advantages 3D offer to certain women over conventional mammograms. Here is a brief list of those points: 3D mammography is cited as most appropriate for women with dense breasts, breast cancer survivors, women with a family history … Read More

Diagnostic Imaging Services now provides the latest in high tech mammography

Considered one of the leading innovative independent outpatient imaging organizations in the greater New Orleans area, Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS) has become the first organization of its kind to offer tomosynthesis (3D mammography). Women who undergo routine mammograms at the DIS Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center now have the option to utilize the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital … Read More

GMA anchor Amy Robach diagnosed with breast cancer

In the midst of receiving disheartening news about her cancer diagnosis, Amy Robach’s spirits are still high. The ABC News talent revealed in an open letter over the weekend that her cancer has spread, but thankfully the doctors tell her that her prognosis is good. Read more: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/25/amy-robach-on-cancer-diagnosis-prognosis-is-good/

DIS makes donation to the American Cancer Society

Diagnostic Imaging Services is very pleased to make a donation of $5,484 to the New Orleans chapter of the American Cancer Society, as part of our continuing commitment to joining the fight against breast cancer. From left to right are: Michael Holmes, CEO of DIS, Paula Shamsie of the American Cancer Society, Karen Juncker, DIS Field Imaging Specialist, Lisa Richoux, … Read More

A vaccine for breast cancer?

DIS shares a news report on the development of a breast cancer vaccine which has to this point only been tested on mice, and needs to go through a rigorous 10 year approval process with the Food & Drug Administration. http://news.yahoo.com/the-breast-cancer-shot–cleveland-doctor-develops-a-vaccine-113000843.html

Screening vs. Diagnostic?

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. While screening mammograms are routinely administered to detect breast cancer in women who have no apparent symptoms, diagnostic mammograms are used after suspicious results on a screening mammogram or after some signs of breast cancer alert the physician to check the tissue. Such signs may include: A lump Breast pain Nipple discharge … Read More

Neither rain nor sn….well rain doesn’t stop participants

A Saturday morning that is rainy and overcast is the perfect morning to sleep in, relax and be lazy. But, this doesn’t apply for those who came to the lakefront for the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, October 19. While Mother Nture did not do anyone any favors, by the time the walk commenced at 9:00 … Read More

Quality of life often good post-breast cancer

By Kathryn Doyle, Reuters More than a decade after treatment, the average woman who has had breast cancer seems about as satisfied with her life as women who never had the disease, according to a new Canadian study. “It’s been recognized for a long time that in the very short term breast cancer can adversely affect quality of life,” said senior … Read More

How to help a friend with breast cancer

–By Anne Krueger, Health.com Whether your friend or family member is newly diagnosed or in the midst of treatment, she’s unlikely to be wowed by vague offers or having to do your thinking for you. She has enough on her mind; she has cancer. She may not want that tuna casserole or to hear about what treatment your Aunt Phyllis … Read More

How health care reform saved a life and a ton of insurance money all at once

LifeHealthPro chief editor Bill Coffin wrote about his friend Amy (not her real name) and how her successful battle with breast cancer was made easier by health care reform. Numerous readers responded to the article, and not always favorably. Rather than answer such responses himself, Bill thought that perhaps Amy could do a better job of it. To read Amy’s story, … Read More

DIS sponsors third annual BreastFest celebration in New Orleans

The exclusive Patron Party will be held at Acme Oyster House, 724 Iberville Street, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sample delicious appetizers prepared by their highly skilled kitchen staff and enjoy some fantastic champagne with spirit while enjoying a very special guest entertainer, Susan Cowsill. Then join everyone in front of Acme Oyster House at 7:00 p.m. as they … Read More

Family cancer risk may be wider than relative’s specific type

People with a family history of cancer have an increased risk of developing not only the same cancer, but also a different form of the disease, according to a study published in the journal Annals of Oncology. Researchers from Italy, Switzerland and France analyzed 12,000 cases of cancer occurring in 13 different sites of the body between 1991 and 2009. These were compared … Read More

Digital Mammography Cancer Detection Rates May Vary Significantly

Released: May 14, 2013 Media Contacts: RSNA Media Relations: 1-630-590-7762 OAK BROOK, Ill. — Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two types of digital imaging when compared with … Read More

Dairy foods linked to increased risk for breast cancer?

Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to walk away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry (and every other flavor) ice cream. According to a study of 1,893 women, breast cancer survivors who average as little as one serving per day of high-fat dairy foods have a 49 percent higher risk of dying from breast cancer than those … Read More

DIS is the clear-cut choice for women and physicians when it comes to mammograms

DIS knows that we have served thousands of women with our women’s health examinations in screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, bone density studies, breast MRI and breast biopsy. We are the ONLY OUTPATIENT IMAGING PROVIDER in the greater New Orleans area that has a dedicated Women’s Center — designed, decorated and with the ambiance just for women. Just because a … Read More

The only accredited facility in the Metairie-Kenner area for Breast MRI

In the area of women’s health, there are times when a physician will recommend a woman having a breast MRI. MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound. MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a … Read More

D.I.S. facilities pass FDA inspections for mammography

Twenty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff helped create an environment where nearly all mammography facilities operate according to national standards, free from major inspection violations. These standards have also helped optimize radiation doses, and ultimately contribute to improved detection, earlier treatment, and better outcomes for breast cancer patients. FDA’s implementation of the Mammography Quality Standards Act … Read More

D.I.S. makes donation in the fight against breast cancer

Diagnostic Imaging Services was pleased to present a check for $6,226 to the American Cancer Society, in support of their efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. D.I.S. was the Flagship Sponsor for the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in New Orleans on October 7. Thank you to our employees and to the women who place their … Read More

Staying Well: Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk or Find Breast Cancer Early

From the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”: Scheduling Your Mammogram Jump-start your New Year resolutions by scheduling your next mammogram now. The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and over get one every year, along with a breast exam by your doctor or nurse. You should also tell your doctor right away about any breast changes … Read More

Study leaves women with conflicting advice on mammograms

Controversial U.S. guidelines for mammography issued in 2009, calling for screening every two years rather than annually for women over 50 years old, can result in breast cancers being missed, according to U.S. researchers studying the hotly debated topic. Dr. Elizabeth Arleo of Weill Medical College of Cornell University and lead researcher examined the impact of the revised task force … Read More

Scatter Radiation from Mammography Presents No Cancer Risk

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The radiation dose to areas of the body near the breast during mammography is negligible, or very low, and does not result in an increased risk of cancer, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The results suggest that the use of thyroid shields during mammography … Read More

A gold star recommendation

A “gold star” was recommended for three DIS associates at our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie, who provided a wonderful patient experience to a woman who came to us for her annual mammogram. The woman specifically pointed out Patty, who works in our reception area, and Melissa and Michele from our Women’s Center.  Needless to say, our patient … Read More

D.I.S. making donation to the local American Cancer Society

D.I.S. is the flagship sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign in the New Orleans area.  This year, D.I.S. will make a donation of over $6,000 to the local chapter, in support of their funding efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. Our donation will be made on December 11.  We’re very proud to participate in the … Read More