Women can benefit from a number of different women’s imaging services, and the more convenient the better. After all, we live busy lives, and if we can take advantage of convenient services that keep us healthy, well that would make everything easier, wouldn’t it?
If it’s 3D, it ought to be better. That might be the idea you’ve gotten from all the buzz around 3D Mammograms, and you’re not wrong. But why? Why is 3D Mammography such a big innovation in women’s imaging? We interviewed Dr. Roni Talukdar, Medical Director for the Imaging Center for Women and a radiologist with Radiology Associates of Fredericksburg,
Each year, 8.9 million people across the globe are diagnosed with dangerously significant bone loss—a condition called osteoporosis. The majority of these people don’t find out about their condition until after they’ve experienced an osteoporotic fracture. And according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, one of those fractures happens approximately once every three seconds.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – June 1, 2017 – In conjunction with its radiology partners, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg is pleased to announce that it is expanding the availability of 3D mammograms in our region to make this powerful detection tool available to more women. New 3D Mammography equipment has now been been installed at Lee’s Hill.
Women’s imaging services exist to help women own their health. From screening services to interventional procedures, these five services help you stay healthy and take control of your health.
1. A Mammogram: Possibly the Best-Known Women’s Imaging Service
When we think of women’s imaging, we most often think of mammograms.
When it comes to mammograms, there’s a new technology in town and it shows great promise in early breast cancer detection. 3D mammograms are becoming a wide-spread tool in combating breast cancer. Approved in 2011 by the FDA, 3D mammograms’ radiation exposure is only slightly higher than the regular 2D mammogram, and takes about the same amount of time.
To raise awareness about breast cancer, this month Washington Heritage Museums and the Imaging Center for Women, are encouraging community members to participate in the “Mary’s Ribbons, Tie One On” event. Remember, honor and encourage others to get annual mammograms beginning at age 40, by tying a ribbon on the white fence outside the Mary Washington House.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every year this month serves as a way to increase awareness about breast cancer, raise money for research, and educate women on early detection. In October, women everywhere, and the families of those suffering from breast cancer will wear pink, walk, fund raise, and participate in a variety of events designed to support those fighting the illness.
You can encourage greater health among friends and co-workers by having some fun while you encourage women to receive their annual mammogram. The Imaging Center for Women, a facility uniquely designed with women in mind, offers free party style Mammo and ManiCure events in which a mini-manicure and refreshments are provided at no cost.
Multi Grammy award-winning songbird, songwriter and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow has accepted the role of national celebrity spokesperson for a new breast cancer educational campaign.
The celebrity endorsement will play an important role in highlighting the importance of annual mammography for women over 40 years of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control,