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

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

Health and medical news for the week of February 4, 2019

FDA just approved the first test for mycoplasma genitalium Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the marketing of a new test—Hologic’s Aptima Mycoplasma genitalium Assay—to help with the diagnosis of M. genitalium, according to an FDA release. The test can be performed using vaginal, endocervical, or urethral swab, as well as a urine sample. Bipartisan support … Read More

Health and medical news for the week of January 21, 2019

What a gynecologist never keeps in her medicine cabinet A San Francisco-based gynecologist really wants to educate women about their bodies and debunk bad and even dangerous myths about women’s health. Millions may be misdiagnosed with penicillin allergy Most doctors aren’t aware that 90 percent of people diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can actually tolerate the antibiotic. Foods to avoid … Read More

Food insecurity and loneliness: topics in recent physician and medical provider education event

Diagnostic Imaging Services, the Orleans Parish Medical Society and the Jefferson Parish Medical Society co-hosted an event sponsored by Humana and held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Nearly 100 medical providers and other health specialists attended the event centering around the topics of food insecurity and loneliness. “A pivotal point for physicians”Every doctor in the … Read More

Health and medical news for the week of October 1, 2018

This Photo of Lemons Could Help You Detect the Early Signs of Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If there is one thing you absolutely need to absorb over these next 31 days, it is a photo from the Know Your Lemons Campaign. Processed meats linked to breast cancer, says study Eating processed meats like bacon, sausages and ham … Read More

Health and medical news for the week of September 24, 2018

Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk? A new study corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. What signs of breast cancer are there other than a lump? breast lump or mass is just one of the possible … Read More

Health and medical news for the week of September 17, 2018

2 million US teens are vaping marijuana A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. One-fifth of American adults experience chronic pain, CDC estimates Living in poverty or rural areas increases the odds of suffering from chronic pain, and one-fifth of … Read More