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'We Are Pleased to Inform You...': Why 50 Percent of Mammogram Reports Are Misleading

Carol A Miele | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Carol A Miele

What about the 50 percent that are true positives?!? Are we going to ignore them and allow them advance to Stage 4, like me? Why must we be sacrificed to keep healthcare costs down? Every life is important.

How To Survive Your Mammogram With A Little Help From Your Friends

Nancy L. Wolf | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Nancy L. Wolf

Men think it is weird when women go to the ladies' room in groups. Men may think it is even weirder that I go with two friends each year to get our mammograms. We call it the "MammoVan." Let me clarify -- the three of us travel together in one car but we have separate mammograms in consecutive appointments.

Let's Enhance Patient Care Together: Primary Care Physicians Must Collaborate With Radiologists

Gregory Goldstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregory Goldstein, M.D.

At a time when patients are craving more personalized care and search engines are providing "diagnoses" that are all too often incorrect, this sort of collaboration among physicians is essential to maintaining a first class health care system.

Put the Patient in the Driver's Seat by Enhancing the Role of Radiologists

Gregory Goldstein, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregory Goldstein, M.D.

As radiology increasingly plays a central role in our health care system, we need to make sure the information patients receive is clear, accurate and useful in their decision-making process.

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer -- My World Stopped

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Breast cancer isn't funny. Not at all. My journey, however? Frequently guffaw-inducing.

Why Collaboration Is Key -- Recommend, Require and Reinforce

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The courts have increasingly been recognizing the significance of the radiologist and that they are a critical part of the healthcare team.

Radiology Myth Buster: It is Dangerous to Have an MRI After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The MR exam is important because early diagnosis allows the doctor and patient to determine potential treatment options that may prolong the anticipated benefits expected from the joint replacement.

Radiology Myth Buster: Radiologist - Technologist or Physician?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Radiologists are medical doctors and can be an unbiased, patient advocate for your healthcare needs.

Radiology, Rising Healthcare Costs and Self-Referral

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Their expertise increases the potential of capturing the right image for the clinical concern and even more importantly their interpretation of that image is without motivation to suggest surgery or intervention.