Radiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis of disease through interpreting imaging exams. Many patients would be surprised to know that after they get an imaging study, there is a physician behind the scenes who carefully reviews all of their images, and uses the provided clinical history to form a diagnosis! Radiologists interpret radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, nuclear medicine exams, … Read More
The clear-cut choice for women and physicians when it comes to mammograms
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
Your first mammogram: what to expect
Going through something the first time is usually when it cause the most concern, worry and anxiousness, particularly as it applies to breast cancer screening. Here is some information we would like to provide to hopefully put women who are having their very first mammogram at ease. How do you prepare for a screening mammogram? Here are a couple of … Read More
“You saved my life”
In the world of healthcare, lives depend upon the expertise of those in the profession. Doctors. Nurses. Support staff. All work together to provide what many consider to be the best medical care in the world. At Capitol Imaging Services, we live the passion of providing three things to every person that comes through our door for an exam: a … Read More
Women: don’t forget your breast self-examination
According to many resources, most any private time is the perfect time for women to check their breasts for any changes in size, symmetry or color. We probably would not recommend it while frying bacon or a vegetable stir fry, but plenty of other times in the comfort of your home are opportunities to self-check. So, put that good novel … Read More
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The connection between dense breast tissue and a woman’s mammogram report
Diagnostic Imaging Services shares an excellent resource, care of the American Cancer Society, on the above topic of dense breasts and mammogram reports. Breast density can be determined only by mammograms. It is not related to breast size or firmness. A woman may think that because her breasts are firm, they are dense; but breast density is not determined by how … Read More
Exposing the myths and urban legends surrounding what causes breast cancer
Capitol Imaging Services (CIS) shares a news story that “exposes the myths, urban legends, and old wives’ tales surrounding what causes breast cancer.” Note that one of the myths is having a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI. Yes, you’ll be exposed to radiation during a mammogram, but the amount from this screening test is negligible. Meanwhile, multiple studies have shown that … Read More
Attach your referral order to an online appointment request — another convenience!
As part of continued refinements and enhancements to improve the functionality of our website, those choosing to contact us through our ONLINE APPOINTMENT REQUEST submission form can now also attached an electronic copy of their imaging referral order! The best format to attach a copy of your order is a .PDF file. Most will scan the order and in the … 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
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
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Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a powerful message courtesy of the Estee Lauder Companies. We recommend having a tissue or handkerchief nearby. The dialogue is emotional and compelling.
DIS women’s imaging: quality of care in an efficient environment
As the largest independently-owned outpatient imaging organization in Lousiana, DIS provides a short overview of the depth and breadth of our women’s health imaging portfolio. While one local health system once touted that they performed over 2,500 mammograms in one year, DIS often performs that many IN ONE MONTH! From mammography to tomosynthesis to breast biopsy, no other outpatient provider … Read More
What does not cause breast cancer
Over the years, many factors have been studied to see whether or not they increase the risk of breast cancer. Some of these factors have been proven to be unrelated to breast cancer and do not increase (or in some cases, decrease) risk. A full list of these factors is too long to present here. Some, however, deserve mention here … Read More
Courtesy of the ACS: breast cancer and early detection
Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a link that gives more details about the American Cancer Society breast cancer screening recommendations. It also tells women more about figuring out their breast cancer risk. Click here to view the document.
Confusion and misinformation abounds regarding screening mammograms
In recent weeks, DIS has heard from women who claim that screening mammograms are “free”. This statement may be technically true, but for specific reasons. If a woman has insurance coverage, per the Affordable Care Act, a screening mammogram is covered at 100 percent. However, if a woman is uninsured, in the vast majority of instances, a screening mammogram needs … Read More
Tamoxifen ‘keeps breast cancer at bay’ for 20 years
Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a news report that touts research showing that Women who take the drug tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer stand a good chance of keeping the disease at bay for 20 years. Professor Jack Cuzick, from Queen Mary University of London, who led the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study (Ibis-I) trial, said: “Tamoxifen is a well-established and … Read More
Mammogram rates declined 3 years after unadopted task force recommendations
A Harvard study found that fewer women ages 40 to 64 got screening mammograms 3 years after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that screening mammograms start at age 50 instead of 40 and that screening mammograms be done every 2 years instead of every year. Compared to the predicted rate, actual mammogram rates were 9.9% lower for women … Read More
The economic value of 3D breast tomosynthesis
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Despite increasing incident rates, annual mortality rates have declined by approximately 2% per year, which has been attributed to the combination of earlier detection and improvements in treatments. Mammography plays a key role in early breast cancer detection. Two-dimensional digital mammography is the current standard of care in breast cancer screening. … Read More
Recently, a person living in the greater New Orleans area used our online appointment request tool to send us an email to have us contact her to schedule an ultrasound. The interesting thing? This person works for a local hospital. Even hospital employees know the advantages of visiting Diagnostic Imaging Services. Say YES. Spend LESS.
DIS offers May screening mammogram special in recognition of Mother’s Day
DIS performs screening (and diagnostic) mammograms at all four of our facilities. During the month of May, we offer a special screening mammogram price of only $99. This price special is valid May 1 – May 31, 2015. Our Women’s Center in Metairie will be open each Saturday during May to offer weekend screenings. If you have about 20 minutes, come see … Read More
TV personality battling breast cancer, urges women to be screened
Popular TV chef and author Sandra Lee has breast cancer, she revealed in a tearful interview that aired on “Good Morning America”. Lee, 48, told “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts, who is herself a breast cancer survivor, about the moment she got the news. She said she was doing a photo shoot for the Most Beautiful issue of People magazine on … Read More
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DIS offers screening mammogram special in recognition of breast cancer awareness month
DIS performs screening (and diagnostic) mammograms at all four of our facilities. During the month of October, we offer a special screening mammogram price of only $99. This price special is valid October 1 – October 31, 2015. Our Women’s Center in Metairie will be open each Saturday during October to offer weekend screenings. If you have about 20 minutes, come … Read More
Area hospital touts nearly 6,000 screened for breast health; DIS does that in three months
A recent promotional piece released by a southeast Louisiana hospital makes the claim that nearly 6,000 women were screened for breast health. Want to know how many women have been screened by Diagnostic Imaging Services since the beginning of 2015? Over 24,600. A hospital much larger in size than DIS does 1/4 the amount of screenings! Why? Women prefer the convenient, … Read More
DIS donates nearly $6,000 to the American Cancer Society
Every October, Diagnostic Imaging Services makes a donation to the New Orleans area American Cancer Society for each screening and diagnostic mammogram we perform. This is part of our participation for the month in the Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event that is held annually. This year, DIS is proud to donate nearly $6,000 to the cause of less … Read More
Louisiana breast density reporting bill signed into law
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed the state’s breast density reporting bill (HB 186) into law this past summer. The bill, known as the Monica Landry Helo Early Detection Act, becomes effective on January 1, 2016. Under the new law, patients in the state will always be sent their mammogram records along with detailed reports, even if no evidence that specifically … Read More
Join us for the New Orleans Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff on August 3
Diagnostic Imaging Services is proud to once again be the sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast on August 3, 2016 at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans. DIS joins the ACS in believing that everyone with breast cancer should have support. That’s why the American Cancer Society is so determined to be … Read More
Visit DIS and “Pink up the Pace”
Diagnostic Imaging Services will be hosting our first ever “PINK UP THE PACE” event on Wednesday morning, October 26, 2016. This event gives women an opportunity to learn more about mammography and women’s health, as well as make appointments for breast cancer screenings. And, while visiting DIS, take advantage of our free 10-minute chair massage, courtesy of Balance Massage! Come … 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
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
What is the impact of 3D mammography?
For patients, 3D mammography exams offer women a more accurate, clinically proven breast cancer screening technology. Studies have shown a 41% better detection of invasive breast cancers. For many, this may translate into an earlier diagnosis. Up to 40% reduction in callbacks. For many, this may mean being spared the emotional, practical, and economic burdens of additional diagnostic evaluations, including biopsies This … Read More