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

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

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

We’re very proud of Cynthia

Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a comment from a woman who visited our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center last month for her mammogram and bone density study. She writes: I was fortunate and blessed to have been assigned to Cynthia, who performed my mammogram and bone density test. She was EXCELLENT! She was very professional, calm, sensitive and kind throughout the … Read More

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

Professionalism highly appreciated

DIS shares a comment from a woman who recently visited us at our Women’s Center in Metairie: After a doctor visit on the morning of August 15th, my doctor felt something in my right breast and advised me to get a mammogram and ultrasound as soon as possible, being I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my left breast a … Read More

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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

What do people think of their DIS patient experience?

For those who chose to come to Diagnostic Imaging Services in April for their exam, here’s what some said about their experience: “(It was a) great experience — I’m not sure why women have such a fear of mammograms.  It was hardly invasive or uncomfortable.  Kelly did a great job of making me feel calm and comfortable.” “I requested DIS … 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

Results were sent to me already???

D.I.S. received a telephone call from a woman who had come to our Women’s & Advanced Imaging Center in Metairie on a Saturday morning for her screening mammogram. She called because she had received her results in the mail and the date on her D.I.S. correspondence was the Monday following the weekend. She was concerned that the results came too … 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

Don’t make this mistake

As we head into a new year, where health insurance deductibles reset to $0, DIS shares an interesting article regarding consumers saving “thousands” of dollars by going “independent.” Highlights include: You may be paying much more for… your outpatient medical tests than you need to—by as much as 85 percent; There is enormous variability in pricing for medical imaging tests, … 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

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

D.I.S. patient information brochure now available

If you have never visited a D.I.S. facility in the past, or it has been some time since your last visit with us, click on the link below to view (and print) our updated informational brochure. This concise pamphlet provides an overview of our most common services, our imaging technologies and our main contact information. If you would like a … 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

What did people think of their visit to D.I.S.?

Last month, several people provided us with feedback regarding their visit to D.I.S. The location was easy to park and get to.  All the personnel were very friendly to talk to. The office was very neat. Everything was very nice. I appreciate the late hours. Wonderful, wonderful place. Love it. The service is wonderful. The techs are very friendly and … 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

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