September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Diagnostic Imaging Services knows that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to increase the public’s understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information throughout the year. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer death … Read More

DIS Metairie joins in the ALS ice bucket challenge

Two more DIS employees accept the ALS ice bucket challenge. Fellow employees were more than happy to assist in providing the dousing! Kathy and Lisa challenged additional people to take the bucket blast — including one of our radiologists!    

Convenient ways to save time with DIS

Diagnostic Imaging Services reminds everyone that the ease of using our website, www.disnola.com, gives people the opportunity to request scheduling a visit to a DIS location as well as register before their appointment to save even more time! Visit our online appointment request page to email our call center that you choose to visit DIS for your test. Visit our online … Read More

DIS Marrero ice buckets its manager!

Diagnostic Imaging Services is proud of one of our operations managers, Craig, for accepting the ALS ice bucket challenge.  As you can see, his employees at our Marrero facility GLADLY assisted in his dousing! Click here to view Craig being cooled off for a great cause.    

News report: “Get ready to pay more”

Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a news report regarding the continuing trend moving into 2015 of employers shifting more of the financial responsibility for healthcare onto employees through high deductible health insurance plans. The “new” part to it? Getting people to be better healthcare consumers is going to be the “big push.” People need to be vigilant and more aware that … Read More

The case of the $517 chest x-ray

Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a link to a short article from a California physician on his experience when shopping for healthcare pricing. Note his first experience with a local hospital. Their reply to his cost inquiry was “I don’t know – we don’t have that information.” Then the follow-up hospital suggestion. That was “Just send the patient over and he … 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

People share their DIS experience

DIS continues to ask for feedback from people who visit us so that we can monitor how we are treating them and where we can improve our service. Here are some comments from those who visited us this past month: I’d like to start off saying Audrey was absolutely the kindest most polite woman I’ve ever encountered. She checked me in … Read More

DIS website works smoothly on your mobile device

When you are on the go, or just have a preference, for using a mobile device to peruse the World Wide Web, the DIS website is easy to access and simple to navigate. The image to the right was taken as a screen shot on an I-Phone, showing the DIS home page. Take DIS with you when you on the … Read More

Open MRI: don’t be fooled by misleading information

Closed magnets have a large horizontal tube or “bore” and are open at both ends. Since the patient is completely encircled inside the magnet, these magnets are not patient-friendly for claustrophobic or large patients. Some imaging centers refer to their short-bore magnets as “open” so be sure to ask if they have a true open magnet. Look for yourself — does this look … Read More

Lung Cancer Staging and Imaging Options

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is an emerging modality in lung cancer staging. It allows for combination fo functional and anatomic assessment of lesions, especially useful in detecting nodal involvement or metastatic spread. Tumor cells have a higher than normal metabolism, detect on PET by their increased glucose uptake, which makes PET an excellent modality to classify indeterminate lesions, thus reducing … Read More

Is this the type of service you would want for your imaging exam?

A woman visited D.I.S. this week to have her screening mammogram. She works for a physician’s office in the New Orleans area. She had new insurance and her provider instructed her to come to D.I.S. for her test. However, the woman was willing to go to a local hospital instead for her mammogram, with a willingness to pay the difference … Read More