During the month of May, we are focusing on Women’s Health to encourage early detection and treatment of preventable diseases among females.
In order for a woman to take steps to improve her health, it is important to get the right screening tests at the right time. These exams can find diseases early, which make them easier to treat. Here are a few imaging exams that are important for women to screen for:
- Mammogram (Breast Cancer Screening)
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Lung Cancer Screening
Elite Mamm (3D Mammography)
An In-Depth Approach to Breast Health and the Best Choice for Your Next Mammogram
At Delaney, we know the importance of detecting breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. That’s why we recommend 3D mammography to all of our patients, for clearer views that can lead to enhanced early detection and fewer callbacks. More information for us means less worry for you.
Breast Density Education. Dense breast tissue is quite common, but it can make finding cancer on a mammogram more difficult. If you are identified as having dense breasts, additional studies may be required. We’ll keep you informed about what tests you’ll need and how often you’ll need them, so you’ll always be in the know.
Same Day, Face-to-Face Results. If you need a diagnostic mammogram (not a screening), our team will guide you through the process to make it less stressful. Any diagnostic mammogram resulting in the need for additional testing can include a one-on-one consultation with one of our breast-imaging radiologists.
Personal, Compassionate Care. Whether you’re coming back to see us for a biopsy, an inconclusive mammogram or a similar issue, we want you to know you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve designed a special treatment program for women in your situation, for extra support when you need it most.
Comfort and Convenience. We provide a unique experience for our mammography patients so your annual exam is something you might actually look forward to. We’ve created a calm, soothing in-office environment and appointment times that work for your schedule—including early morning, evening and weekend hours as well as walk-in appointments.
Osteoporosis and Bone Density Scan (DEXA)
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the bones become weak and a fall or mild stresses, such as a cough, can cause a fracture. Bone breaks and fractures are most likely to occur in the hip, spine, or wrist.
A bone density scan, also known as duel-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA, uses a small dose of X-ray to measure the bone mineral density in your body. This exam helps physicians detect and diagnose osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a bone density test if:
- You are a woman age 65+
- You are a menopausal or postmenopausal woman, under age 65 with risk factors
- You are a man age 70+
- You are a man age 50-69 with risk factors
- You break a bone after age 50
CT Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer claims more lives than any other type of cancer in the United States, and most lung cancer deaths are directly related to cigarette smoking.
If you smoke, or have smoked for an extended length of time, you could benefit from a lung cancer screening at Delaney Radiology. We use low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer – the procedure recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. CT scanning uses X-rays and computers to produce detailed images of your lungs and can detect smaller tumors than standard X-rays. CT for lung cancer screening is quick and painless, and the radiation dose is only slightly higher than a traditional X-ray.
To learn more about CT Lung Cancer Screening, click here.
Virtual Colonoscopy (CT Colonography)
Colorectal cancer occurs in the colon or rectum, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. However, when discovered early, it is highly treatable. Physicians usually recommend getting screened at age 50
Currently, there are many screening methods to detect colorectal cancer. At Delaney Radiology, we offer CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy. We use low-dose computed tomography (CT) to produce 3D and moving images of the colon. Our board certified radiologists examine these images for colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps. This exam takes about 10 minutes and does not require sedation.
Welcome to a Better Women’s Imaging Experience
Experience the Delaney difference for yourself. When it’s time for your next mammogram or other women’s-imaging exam, choose Delaney Radiology and see just how nice it can be to take the time to take care of yourself.