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Is it time for your first screening mammogram? Here’s what to expect.
Your first mammogram, known as a baseline mammogram, is important because it establishes what’s normal for your breasts so you and your mammography provider can monitor your breast health annually.
Why does breast density matter?
Dense breast tissue increases your risk for breast cancer and can only be identified through a mammogram. Breast density is divided into four categories that range from almost entirely fatty to extremely dense.
Our compassionate staff makes every mammogram personal.
Video: What did Farnaz think of her mammography experience with Washington Radiology. “I’ve never felt so comfortable.”
Cardiac calcium scoring: A quick screening for heart disease, before symptoms appear
Cardiac calcium scoring involves a quick and painless CT scan of the heart that’s used to measure calcium deposits (plaque) in coronary arteries, an early indicator of heart disease.
Should you be screened for lung cancer?
Low-dose CT scanning is used to screen adults who are at high risk for developing lung cancer, improving early detection and the chances of curing the disease.
Why annual mammograms beginning at 40? Early detection is our goal.
Video: Anjali Malik, M.D. talks about why early detection is her goal for every patient.
Dispelling common myths about the causes of breast cancer
Video: Anjali Malik, M.D. debunks the most common misconceptions she hears from patients about what causes breast cancer.
Men and Breast Health
Breast cancer in men is rare, representing about 1% of all cases, but what should men know about the disease? Dr. Chirag Parghi, our Chief Medical Officer, shares three things for men to be aware of when it comes to breast cancer.
Four health screenings every man over 40 should know about
Find out about four health screenings every man over 40 should know about – and why early detection is the key to early intervention and better health.
Attention to bone health earlier in life can help prevent osteoporosis
One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will experience a bone break due to osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Early detection by the numbers
Find out about the six health screenings every woman over 40 should know about – and why early detection is the key to early intervention and better health. Download Infographic 1. 3D Screening Mammogram Begin at age 40 and then annually every year after. We’ve integrated the
Rotator cuff pain? There is an option for immediate relief without surgery
Those suffering from calcific tendinosis – a build-up of calcium deposits that creates a nodule, most commonly in the rotator cuff – have a minimally-invasive treatment option for immediate pain relief that can replace surgery. Symptoms of calcific tendinosis include sudden