Why PI-RADS Matters

In recent years, the role for multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer detection and management has expanded. Ongoing research shows that potential for multiparametric MRI to help reduce instances of overtreatment and understaging. One barrier to mainstream implementation has been a lack of standardization in the interpretation and reporting of multiparametric MRI exams. However, the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) helps to solve that problem. […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

RadNet Prostate MRI Celebrates Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015. Around 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed during their lifetimes. This September, the RadNet Prostate MRI program encourages men to learn more about prostate cancer and their prostate cancer imaging options. […]

By |September 7th, 2015|Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

Adding Multiparametric MRI to Prostate Cancer Screening Will Save Lives and Money

In recent years, recommendations for prostate cancer screening have been caught amidst growing controversy. The utility of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, the most prominent front-line screening exam for prostate cancer has been heavily critiqued. Meanwhile, numerous men present with incurable late-stage prostate cancer while men with low-risk, indolent disease receive treatment that offers little benefit […]

By |June 1st, 2015|News, Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

USPSTF Recommendations Ignore Realities of Breast Cancer

Annual mammogram screening beginning at age 40 saves lives. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends less frequent screening at a later age, not because screening will not save lives, but because it will not save sufficient numbers of lives when started before age 50.

The guidelines are based on outdated, blemished data and do not evaluate […]

By |May 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

NorCal Imaging Radiologist Joins Panel on Prostate MRI

Multiparametric MRI, or prostate MRI, is a relatively new imaging procedure that allows physicians to see the prostate gland like never before. This April, Dr. Charles Fiske of NorCal Imaging will join a panel with local prostate cancer experts to discuss how this advancement in imaging will benefit patients.

“Prostate Cancer: MRI Fusion Changes the Game” […]

By |March 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

More Accurate Test for Detection of Prostate Cancer Now Available in MRI

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in American men behind skin cancer.  Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in men behind lung cancer. One man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

By |December 30th, 2014|Prostate Imaging|2 Comments

MRI Screening for Ruptured Breast Implant

Breast implants are one of the more commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. More than 285,000 women received breast implants in 2014. Although it has been clearly demonstrated that ruptured implants do not cause harm, women should consider potential complications when making the personal decision to have breast implants. A ruptured breast […]

By |December 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

VRI Samaritan Breast Center Announced as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The VRI Samaritan Breast Center has been awarded the distinguished designation of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs […]

By |November 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

David Stoller, MD, to Host Upcoming CME Course in Orthopaedic Imaging

RadNet, Inc., a leading provider of high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a national network of 251 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers, announced that David W. Stoller, M.D., F.A.C.R, will host a continuing medical education (CME) workshop for orthopaedic imaging in Laguna Beach, California from December 13-14, 2014. This event offers radiologists, orthopedic surgeons […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Musculoskeletal Imaging|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer Awareness: Men Should Learn to Fight Like Women

For several decades, women have led an increasingly concerted effort to raise awareness around breast cancer and to demand better treatment options. It is time for men to do the same. […]

By |October 7th, 2014|Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

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