Saving Lives, One Image at a Time
POSTED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2012 AT 3:38 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at Park Avenue Radiologists, we’re supporting the strong men & women battling breast cancer and reminding patients to come in for their annual mammograms and breast MRI in NYC.
Hoping to spread awareness past the month of October, our technicians are here year round to assist your imaging needs for a battle that affects so many men and women each year. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, many of whom do not understand how crucial detecting breast cancer early is. With advances in medical imaging, we now have technology that is better than ever to sense cancer in the earliest stages, ultimately saving lives.
According to the American Cancer Society, yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40. For women in their 20s and 30s, a clinical breast exam should be conducted every 3 years. Women who have a genetic family history of breast cancer however, should seek a breast MRI in addition to their mammograms. Early detection saves lives and our technicians are dedicated to providing you with your imaging needs for accurate diagnosis.
At Park Avenue Radiology, we offer both mammograms and breast MRI in NYC to meet your imaging needs. While mammograms detect many breast cancers, there is a risk that smaller, subtler signals may go unnoticed. A breast MRI however, is more sensitive when it comes to signaling subtle cancers that may otherwise go undetected by a mammogram.
Patients who have had breast implants may also find the breast MRI better suits their needs as it can provide an effective image of dense breast tissue. In addition, breast MRI detects lesions that mammograms may miss and is reliable for patients already diagnosed with breast cancer, desiring breast conversion therapy, or for those concerned of tumor reoccurrence.
Learn more about Breast MRI in NYC
Our technicians and staff at Park Avenue Radiologists are ready to assist you this October and welcome you in for your Breast MRI in NYC. We welcome any questions or concerns you may have and regarding breast MRI in NYC. Contact our office at 212.888.1000 or request your appointment online.
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