Capitol Imaging Services has served tens of thousands of women with our women’s health examinations in screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, bone density studies, breast MRI and breast biopsy. We implemented 3D mammography several years ago to provide a mammogram technique that is considered superior to conventional 2D mammography in thoroughly evaluating breast tissue to identify any areas of concern. … Read More
Capitol Imaging Services affiliate voted best medical testing facility
For the third year in a row, a Capitol Imaging Services affiliate has been designate as the best of the best! Our Southeast Louisiana network member, Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS), was chosen by the readers of EDGE Magazine published in St. Tammany Parish. Diagnostic Imaging Services has been serving the greater New Orleans metropolitan market, the state of Louisiana and … Read More
What is global billing?
There are many confusing terms surrounding healthcare, healthcare services and health insurance coverage. Numerous different options can often put someone’s head in a spin as they try to grasp with bills and statements from medical provider offices, hospitals and medical centers. One term that Capitol Imaging Services often uses and can be considered to be a major financial benefit to … Read More
Why a physician refers all her patients to Capitol Imaging Services
Why does a physician in Florida refer all of her patients to Capitol Imaging Services? Because, in her opinion, it is due to the excellent patient care and attention from our associates to people she sends to one of our network affiliates for their imaging exam. How excellent and personal? Florida-based Homosassa Open MRI had a person arrive in front … Read More
Have a High Deductible Health Insurance plan?
According to the website, www.valuepenguin.com, “high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) were created for consumers to have a health insurance option with lower premiums and high deductibles. These plans can be linked to health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for qualified medical expenses in a tax-advantaged way.” As we have made our way through the first two decades of the 21st century, … Read More
A New Year’s resolution suggestion: ask how much that test will cost!
Would you be upset if you received a medical bill for what most would consider to be an outrageous amount of money for a simple test? That’s what one person experienced with a charge of nearly $12,500 for lab work! This story, published by National Public Radio in December 2020, illustrates the continuing issue in healthcare: exorbitant fees charged by … Read More
Better MRI comfort in place at Capitol Imaging Services in Mississippi
In the continuing mission for Capitol Imaging Services to implement the latest imaging technologies while identifying ways to make diagnostic testing more comfortable and calm for people, we are pleased to announce the latest addition in MRI to those ends: the Toshiba Vantage Titan 1.5T High Field MRI. Installed at the Imaging Center of Columbus, The Vantage Titan system offers … Read More
One percent of COVID-19 patients hospitalized will develop brain complications
According to a large international study that was presented at a national radiology conference in Chicago, IL, one in every 100 people who are hospitalized due to COVID-19 will “likely develop” complications of the Central Nervous System (CNS). According to the article on the study, found on the online version of Applied Radiology, “Much has been written about the overall … Read More
Proposed new guidelines recommend lowering lung cancer screening guidelines
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently recommended an update to lung cancer screening guidelines, with screening being performed through a low-dose Computed Tomography (CT) exam. According to the medical imaging community website, Aunt Minnie, “The move would bring Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement in line with recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which itself lowered … Read More
State-of-the-art MRI coming to our Covington, LA imaging center
Capitol Imaging Services continues our commitment to providing the latest screening and diagnostic testing technology to serve both the people of the Southeastern U.S. and medical and healthcare providers. At our Diagnostic Imaging Services center in Covington, LA, we are pleased to announce the upcoming installation of a General Electric 450w high field MRI. This MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) systems … Read More
Lift jump row for Real Men Wear Pink 2021
What better way to raise important funds for the American Cancer Society’s fight against breast cancer than by breaking a sweat and incorporating a morning of fitness! That’s what happened on Saturday, October 16 at Cross Fit in New Orleans, LA. Over 20 men and women joined the Capitol Imaging Services 2021 Real Men Wearing Pink man, Jeff Beach (pictured … Read More
Patient satisfaction results in pizza treat
What did one person decide to do in showing their gratitude for how happy they were with the service and care provided at our Capitol Imaging Services affiliate, Homosassa Open MRI? Calling Little Caesars! Four delicious pies and assorted side items were dropped off for our staff as a way of saying “thank you” for a job very well done … Read More
Capitol Imaging Services sponsors 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Louisiana
According to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website, “Alzheimer’s is destroying our families, our finances and our future.” Consider these statistics as provided by the association: More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 145%. Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women. One in three seniors dies with … Read More
What are three options offered for breast biopsy?
A Capitol Imaging Services network affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS), offers three different options for undergoing a breast biopsy. These options are best determined by a qualified medical provider and often a consultation with a women’s health radiologist. The three options are: Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy Stereotactic breast biopsy MRI-guided breast biopsy What are the biopsy differences? Image-guided biopsy is performed … Read More
What is a mammogram standing order?
This question is often asked of a woman contacting Capitol Imaging Services (CIS) to arrange a visit for a screening mammogram. Most everyone understands that a referral order is needed in order to complete a screening mammogram or any imaging test performed by our organization. But, what is a standing order? Simply, if a health care provider such as a … Read More
What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare, but very serious condition affecting body areas such as the spine. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) defines this syndrome as “occurring when the nerve roots of the cauda equina are compressed and disrupt motor and sensory function to the lower extremities and bladder.” Patients need to be treated quickly as Cauda Equina … Read More
What is the difference between a CT scan and an MRI?
Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans both provide diagnostic images of the inside of your body. However, they accomplish this important task in very different ways. Here are a few key differences between CT scans and MRI scans. Radiation CT uses x-ray technology to produce diagnostic images. These x-rays require a small dose of ionizing radiation. Basically, … Read More
What happens when an engaged consumer tries to help control costs?
In an article, “What happens when an engaged consumer tries to help control costs?“, the author suggests the following results: As costs keep rising, and more and more people decide “I’m not going to take it anymore,” more of us will start asking “What are my options?” As word gets out that prices vary this much, it’s going to get … Read More
Lung cancer screening guidelines adjusted to start at age 50
In a published article in a medical journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the U.S. Preventive Task Force has announced that it is recommending ” anyone between ages 50 and 80 who has smoked at least 20 “pack-years” and either still smokes or quit within the last 15 years… The task force recommendation means insurers must offer the … Read More
Diagnostic Imaging Services joins the Capitol Imaging Services affiliate network
As Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS) approaches its fifth decade of service to the greater New Orleans and southeast Louisiana regions, change often is inevitable. The only thing that stays the same is change. Over the past year, DIS has undergone its own changes in going from its own imaging organization into one that is larger and stronger. We’ve done that … Read More
What you should know about ultrasound
Most people have heard of ultrasound and associate this common imaging procedure with pregnancy. What many people don’t realize is that ultrasounds can be used to detect a wide variety of medical issues. Actually, ultrasound is an imaging technology that is very diverse, having uses and applications for a variety of health and medical conditions outside of pregnancy. Ultrasound: the … Read More
What is a bone spur and how are they diagnosed?
If you or someone you know has had knee pain and after their diagnostic testing, they received a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis, you may be more familiar with the term “osteophytes” or as their more common name, “bone spurs.” Bone spurs have been defined as “abnormal bony lumps that appear on the surface of joints that have suffered some degree of … Read More
Wake up and smell the coffee?
Over the years, there have been numerous research studies that have come out highlighting the benefits of drinking coffee. While many understand that too much caffeine is usually not healthy, coffee in some form of moderation can often have pluses in physical health. Now, A recent study found lower levels of caffeine in the blood of people with Parkinson’s disease. … Read More
Entertainer and breast cancer survivor urges mammograms
Fourteen years ago, a singer/songwriter/entertainer was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately for this performer, Sheryl Crow, it was detected early at stage one — according to Crow all thanks were given to her annual mammogram — and she has made a complete recovery. Recently, People magazine published an article stating that Crow is “concerned” about the decline in breast cancer … Read More
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to hold 2020 event November 7
As with many events in the unusual year of 2020, this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will be a virtual event. Yet, with that development, Capitol Imaging Services and our affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services, pledges its continued support of the American Cancer Society in its efforts at stamping out not only breast cancer, but all cancer. We fully support … Read More
Triple negative breast cancer meets its match with promising new treatment
Diagnostic Imaging Services has been committed – and will continue to commit – to the fight against breast cancer by offering our suite of screening and diagnostic testing, in hopes of catching any cancer at its earliest stages. The earlier the diagnostic, the much better the long-term prognosis. Now, we want to share some positive news: a study by the … Read More
Why is bone density important to be measured?
We’ve all heard that bone density is crucial to good health. But at what age should you get tested for bone loss? And what’s the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis, anyway? Osteoporosis and osteopenia, conditions of low bone mass leading to an increased risk of bone fracture, are extremely common in women, especially after menopause when bone loss is accelerated. Low … Read More
What is the intrinsic value of a radiologist?
Radiologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. They are medical doctors who are licensed and specially trained to use medical imaging technologies. Your physician or other medical provider, such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, may refer you to a radiologist for testing as straightforward as an x-ray (called a radiograph by a radiologist) … Read More
What is the intrinsic value of a DIS radiologist?
Radiologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. They are medical doctors who are licensed and specially trained to use medical imaging technologies. Your physician or other medical provider such as a nurse practitioner or physican’s assistant may refer you to a radiologist for testing as straightforward as an x-ray (called a radiograph by a radiologist) … Read More
Diagnostic Imaging Services named VIP lounge sponsor for the You Night 2020 celebration
Even the current environment cannot stop the women of You Night and their supporters from putting one a great show for 2020! Our Capitol Imaging Services affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services, is very proud to once again be named the VIP lounge sponsor for this year’s event. You Night’s runway shows will be filmed, then aired on a three-day live streaming … Read More