|By PR Newswire||
|March 10, 2014 06:53 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenox Hill Radiology, a wholly owned subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT), a national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, announces that 3D mammography, the latest innovation in breast cancer screening, is now available at its 79th Street location on the Upper West Side. Lenox Hill is among the first free-standing, full-service radiology provider in Manhattan to offer 3D mammography, also called breast tomosynthesis.
Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. Studies have shown that it provides a higher cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone, and is especially valuable for women who have dense breast tissue and/or a personal history of breast cancer.
Steven Sferlazza, M.D., breast imager at Lenox Hill Radiology, said, "3D mammography allows us to acquire multiple images of the breast at different angles. These images are then used to produce a series of thin slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast. That improves our chances of finding breast cancer at an earlier stage. It also reduces the number of false-positive mammograms, which occurs when the mammogram detects something that looks like cancer but is benign (not cancerous)."
At this time, because insurance does not cover the cost of 3-D mammography, the procedure entails an out-of-pocket cost of $100.
The Lenox Hill Radiology imaging center is located at 130 West 79th St., New York, NY, 10024. Call 212-772-3111 to schedule an appointment for the 3D mammogram.
About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of 251 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately 6,300 employees. For more information, visit www.radnet.com.
About Lenox Hill Radiology
Lenox Hill Radiology & Medical Imaging Associates PC (LHR) is a premier source of medical imaging for patients and physicians throughout New York. Founded in 1988 and celebrating more than 25 years of leadership, LHR provides a full range of diagnostic imaging services, including digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT), ultrasound, digital X-ray, dual energy X-ray absorption (DEXA), nuclear medicine and fluoroscopy. LHR operates several ACR accredited imaging centers in Manhattan, conveniently located on both East and West sides of the city. All of LHR's physician members are board-certified, including several fellowship-trained subspecialists.
LHR is an affiliate of RadNet, a national provider of owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. For more information visit www.lenoxhillradiology.com.
SOURCE Lenox Hill Radiology