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Male vs. Female Medical Imaging Specialists

You are about to go in to a doctor for a series of different preventive health exams. Maybe you are getting your annual colon cancer screening. Perhaps you need to get a preventive heart scan or a lung scan because you've reached the age where these things are necessary. For whatever reason, you nee ... Continue Reading

Why Preventive Imaging is Important

We talk a lot about the different types of preventive imaging that are available and emerging in the medical field today. We also talk about the importance of getting screened for specific frightening diseases like colon cancer. However, sometimes it's important to just get back to the basics and to Continue Reading

Colon Cancer Screening Recommended for Obese Patients

Colon cancer screening is recommended for all patients over the age of fifty. However, there are some people who are more likely to be at risk of getting colon cancer than others so there are certain groups that receive a strong recommendation to get colon cancer screening thean does the average per ... Continue Reading

Our Doctors in the News

Mike Azzarello had a well-founded fear of cancer. Both of his parents died prematurely from the disease and he knew that there was a good chance that he was at risk. Instead of waiting until it was too late to do anything about it, Azzarello decided to get a preventative full body scan. Azzarello we ... Continue Reading

Top Preventive Imaging Stories of 2007

The year is about to come to a close. There will be a lot of new preventive imaging news in 2008 but let's take a look back at the important stories of 2007. Here are some of the favorities: - Starting in January, there was important news about a new virtual colonsocopy procedure that has the potent ... Continue Reading

Would Knowing Genetic Risks Increase Screening Rates?

Last week we pointed to a study that revealed that people who have a family history of colon cancer are less likely to get screening for the disease than those people who do not share such a history. This is surprising considering that increased awareness of the disease should be correlated with hig ... Continue Reading

Strong Women, Strong Medicine

A news report earlier this week profiled the work of two strong women. The two women formed DeCesaris-Prout Cancer Foundation which raises money towards cancer prevention and research. This money has gone to a variety of large and small organizations including the work of the American Cancer Society ... Continue Reading

Imaging Radiation: Website Draws Controversy

One of the biggest concerns that patients have about getting preventive health screening is that they know there is some exposure to radiation with most imaging exams. Although it is believed that radiation levels are low enough to be safe - and that the risk is worth the reward in terms of early di ... Continue Reading

The Risks of Being a Police Officer or Firefighter

It is the job of police officers and firefighters to subject themselves to risk in order to protect the people of their communities. However, most people in the community are not aware of the extent of that risk. We all know about the dangers of getting shot or losing your life in a serious fire. Bu ... Continue Reading

Your Neighborhood Could Affect the Screening You Get

An interesting new studyreveals that women who live in Chicago's gentrifying neighborhoods are not as likely as their female counterparts in other neighborhoods to get early breast cancer screening. This leads to a wider hypothesis that the screening and preventive care experienced by those in neigh ... Continue Reading

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