In April, Mary Washington Healthcare recognized the work of MIF teams for excellence in customer service. These customer satisfaction feedback scores represent excellence at the highest levels, averaging above 95%. This commitment to customer satisfaction was also recognized Nationally by Press Ganey. Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill received the Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience that exceeded the 95% level.
You might remember the television show Star Trek.
When Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (the show’s chief medical officer) cared for a sick patient on board the Starship Enterprise, he checked the patient with his scanner in the ship’s sickbay to get a diagnosis instantly. While we aren’t on the Enterprise, advances in medical imaging allow us to receive diagnoses that can seem just as amazing.
The caring staff, highly qualified radiologists, and latest technology are exemplified in this video story about Al, an army veteran from Stafford who is receiving care for cancer. His care includes PET Scans on a regular basis provided by a team of highly trained technologists who specialize in the administration of PET Scans.
Modern medicine has advanced well beyond x-rays. At Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, we have ultrasounds, mammography, CT scans, several types of MRIs, PET scans, and PET-CT scans. The two most commonly used tests besides x-rays are CT scans and MRIs, both of which provide more detail than x-rays. If you need specialized imaging, it can be helpful to understand the operation and uses for a CT Scan vs.
Open MRI Offers Patients an Important Option in Medical Imaging
As a patient today, you have the advantage of highly-sophisticated medicine and cutting edge technologies. One of the most effective, non-invasive diagnostic tools available to physicians is MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Most patients have the option to choose between an Open or traditional MRI.
New locations for 3D mammograms now available in the I-95 corridor between Richmond and DC offer a 35% higher invasive cancer detection rate than using 2D mammograms.
Fredericksburg, March 7th, 2016
In the battle to beat breast cancer, screening plays a key role, and major improvements have now made three-dimensional or 3D mammography possible.
3D Mammograms are a breakthrough for breast cancer prevention that makes perfect sense; the human body is three dimensional so a three dimensional image offers more effective screening. What is really important is the 35% improvement we can achieve in detecting breast cancer.
A Patient’s Perspective
Hearing your doctor tell you that you need a mammogram because of a concern, is not the kind of news that anyone enjoys. For most women it causes some anxiety. Even if the lump is very small, and you tell yourself it probably isn’t anything, the first priority is to make an appointment as soon as possible.
We often forget the most important part of breast cancer awareness—booking your own mammogram to ensure your health and peace of mind.
Who is most at risk for breast cancer?
Breast cancer is predominantly detected in women over the age of 40. Women with a family history of breast cancer have an increased,