Precautionary Screening Measures During Registration

Mar 12, 2020

Rest assured Muscatine Radiology is taking appropriate steps toward decreasing the spread of the coronavirus. In an effort to best serve you, our team, and the community, we have added some precautionary measures to our registration process. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. As always thank you for trusting Muscatine Radiology to […]

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Happy ‘RAD TECH’ Week!

National Radiologic Technology Week® is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of R.T.s across the nation. The celebration takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray’s discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.

Muscatine Radiology’s Radiology Technologists are among the best in the state and we couldn’t be more proud!  During your next exam at Muscatine Radiology, ask your technologist what they like most about their job or how much experience they have in their field and enjoy sharing in the enthusiasm they emulate daily! 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Here!

Have you scheduled your life saving mammogram yet?  Come in during October, breast cancer awareness month, and recieve a gift from the Muscatine Radiology staff!

Call 563-263-3400 to schedule an appointment or to speak with our Lead Mammographer, Angie!

Muscatine Radiology on the Radio!

Did you catch Tricia and Jessica on Muscatine’s own 93.1!?  If you missed them, don’t worry; tune in tomorrow, August, 29th at 8:15am to hear about some of the great things Muscatine Radiology is offering in mammography! 

Muscatine Radiology Launches Mammogram Referral Program

 

Want to Help Save a Friends Life??  Urge them to come to Muscatine Radiology for a screening mammogram! 

When you come in for a mammogram you will receive three cards to hand out to your friends.  When your friend comes in for their mammogram, and brings one of those cards, you will both be entered into a drawing for an iPad! 

Take charge of your health!  Call Muscatine Radiology@ 563-263-3400 and schedule your mammogram appointment today!

Want to know more about our mammography referral program?  E-Mail Jessica at jwittman@rms-radiology.com

Muscatine Radiology Newsletter

Please click on the link below for the Muscatine Radiology Summer Newsletter.

Muscatine Newsletter Summer

If you have questions about the content of this newsletter please contact Jessica at jwittman@rms-radiology.com.

Happy 4th of July!

Muscatine Radiology would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July!  We hope you have a safe and fun week with your family and friends.  If the need for imaging arises, keep in mind we are open normal busienss hours all week!

Can Breast Cancer be Found Early? What are the American Cancer Sociery Recommendations?

Can breast cancer be found early?

Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease, like cancer, in people who do not have any symptoms. The goal of screening exams, such as mammograms, is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms. Breast cancers that are found because they can be felt tend to be larger and are more likely to have already spread beyond the breast. In contrast, breast cancers found during screening exams are more likely to be small and still confined to the breast. The size of a breast cancer and how far it has spread are important factors in predicting the prognosis (outlook) for a woman with this disease.

Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection

Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.

  • Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than in the past. In particular, recent evidence has confirmed that mammograms offer substantial benefit for women in their 40s. Women can feel confident about the benefits associated with regular mammograms for finding cancer early. However, mammograms also have limitations. A mammogram will miss some cancers, and it sometimes leads to follow up of findings that are not cancer, including biopsies.
  • Women should be told about the benefits, limitations, and potential harms linked with regular screening. Mammograms can miss some cancers. But despite their limitations, they remain a very effective and valuable tool for decreasing suffering and death from breast cancer.
  • Mammograms for older women should be based on the individual, her health, and other serious illnesses, such as congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and moderate-to-severe dementia. Age alone should not be the reason to stop having regular mammograms. As long as a woman is in good health and would be a candidate for treatment, she should continue to be screened with a mammogram.

Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, at least every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.

  • CBE is a complement to mammograms and an opportunity for women and their doctor or nurse to discuss changes in their breasts, early detection testing, and factors in the woman’s history that might make her more likely to have breast cancer.
  • There may be some benefit in having the CBE shortly before the mammogram. The exam should include instruction for the purpose of getting more familiar with your own breasts. Women should also be given information about the benefits and limitations of CBE and breast self exam (BSE). Breast cancer risk is very low for women in their 20s and gradually increases with age. Women should be told to promptly report any new breast symptoms to a health professional.

Breast self exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.

  • Research has shown that BSE plays a small role in finding breast cancer compared with finding a breast lump by chance or simply being aware of what is normal for each woman. Some women feel very comfortable doing BSE regularly (usually monthly after their period) which involves a systematic step-by-step approach to examining the look and feel of their breasts. Other women are more comfortable simply looking and feeling their breasts in a less systematic approach, such as while showering or getting dressed or doing an occasional thorough exam. Sometimes, women are so concerned about “doing it right” that they become stressed over the technique. Doing BSE regularly is one way for women to know how their breasts normally look and feel and to notice any changes. The goal, with or without BSE, is to report any breast changes to a doctor or nurse right away.
  • Women who choose to do BSE should have their BSE technique reviewed during their physical exam by a health professional. It is okay for women to choose not to do BSE or not to do it on a regular schedule. However, by doing the exam regularly, you get to know how your breasts normally look and feel and you can more readily detect any signs or symptoms if a change occurs, such as development of a lump or swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, nipple pain or retraction (turning inward), redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin, or a discharge other than breast milk. Should you notice any changes you should see your health care provider as soon as possible for evaluation. Remember that most of the time, however, these breast changes are not cancer.

 

Save your friends life and win a prize all at the same time!

Muscatine Radiology will be offering a mammogram referral program soon!  Check back to see how it works!

Muscatine Radiology at the Susan Komen Quad Cities Walk!

The staff at Muscatine Radiology participated in the Susan Komen Foundation walk in the Quad Cities. Check out some of our favorite pictures!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Muscatine Radiology has found some fun ways to celebrate!

Join us for Muffin Mondays!  Enjoy a muffin and coffee before or after your mammogram appointment any Monday in October!

Friend Fridays!  Bring a friend any Friday in October for a sceening mammogram and both recieve a $5.00 gift certificate to a local business.

As always, schedule a mammogram appointment in the month of October and recieve a Woman’s Monthly Planner for the 2012-2013 year!

To schedule an appointment please call 563-263-3400.

Walk in’s welcome for screening mammograms!