|By PR Newswire||
|March 10, 2014 06:53 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology (MDR), 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 66th Street location. MDR is the first free-standing, full-service radiology provider in Manhattan to offer this 3D technology. Also known as breast tomosynthesis, this newest software makes 2D images from a 3D scan - an upgrade only recently approved for use by the FDA. 3D Mammography will eventually allow for faster scan times and reduced radiation exposure.
Standard 2D mammograms take two images of each breast, one horizontal and one vertical. With 3D mammography, the X-ray machine swings in an arc, acquiring approximately 60 1mm-thin section images. The radiologist then views these images on a high-resolution computer monitor, somewhat like a digital version of a flipbook.
According to Melissa Scheer, M.D., breast-imaging specialist at MDR, "This new way of performing mammograms improves our ability to find cancers, particularly in women with dense breast tissue in whom a small malignancy can be difficult to detect. Already in our early experience with this technology, we have discovered unsuspected cancers, which I am convinced would not have been detected with 2D mammography alone. 3D mammography also reduces the number of false positive findings, which cuts back on additional testing and reduces anxiety."
Since insurance does not yet cover the cost of 3D mammography, there is a charge of $100 for the procedure.
Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology is located at 400 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065. Call 212-838-4243 to schedule an appointment.
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 Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology
Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology (MDR) is a premier source of medical imaging for patients and physicians in Manhattan, New York. Celebrating more than 50 years of leadership, MDR 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) and nuclear medicine. MDR is ACR accredited and all of MDR's physician members are board-certified, including several fellowship-trained subspecialists.
MDR is an affiliate of RadNet, a national provider of owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. For more information visit www.mdrny.com.
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