VOORHEES, N.J., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A life saving message from South Jersey Radiology.
"October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which isn't exactly breaking news," said William F. Muhr, Jr., M.D., CEO of South Jersey Radiology (http://www.sjra.com). "Pink (the signature color of the awareness campaign) is everywhere during October; even the players and coaches of the National Football League wear pink apparel to raise awareness."
But, Dr. Muhr reminds us, awareness is only effective if it produces ACTION.
"Breast cancer, the most common cancer diagnosed in women in America, is also the most curable when detected in its earliest stage," Dr. Muhr said. "Mammography detects breast cancer long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt."
"So when you see pink this month, let pink be a reminder: Your annual mammogram can save your life. Make that appointment," he concluded.
Why Choose SJRA for Your Annual Mammogram?
SJRA is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
SJRA has earned this distinction by serving patients with digital 2D mammography, 3D mammography (Tomosynthesis), 3T MRI, and ultrasound. SJRA provides all of these services in comfortable outpatient centers designed with a woman's unique medical needs in mind.
In fact, SJRA was the first healthcare facility in South Jersey to offer 3D mammography. (3D mammography is a more accurate screening tool because of its ability to take individual images through layers of the breast, allowing the radiologist to review breast tissue layer by layer).
And, since any imaging study is only as good as the radiologist who interprets it, SJRA's Women's Imaging Centers are staffed with radiologists who are specially trained in breast screening and diagnostic procedures. Co-directors Catherine Piccoli, MD, and Sherrill Little, MD, lead a team of dedicated women's breast imagers that include Renee Kendzierski, DO; Nikki Ariaratnam, MD; Beth Blumenthal, MD; and Anne King, DO.
As Harvard-trained Dr. Piccoli explained: "When SJRA's specialty trained breast imagers read mammograms, we look at images taken over several years to provide the best interpretation. If we have a question about changes in one area, we may use a different modality such as ultrasound or MRI to get more information."
For patients with a more complex breast concern (such as the BRCA gene, a personal or family history of breast cancer, cysts, or frequent call-backs), SJRA has several Women's Centers dedicated to comprehensive diagnostic imaging services, including biopsies.
"In other words," Dr. Little added, "SJRA can provide all of the advanced diagnostic imaging services you need at a single facility. This saves you the time, stress, and the aggravation of having to travel to multiple facilities for a definitive diagnosis."
SJRA offers weekend, early morning and evening hours to accommodate hectic work and travel schedules.
Convert AWARENESS into ACTION this month and discover the SJRA difference!
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