When Should You Consider Lung Cancer Screening?

Accounting for up to 1 in 4 cancer deaths, lung cancer is a legitimate concern for all adults. Despite advances in treatments, the most important factor in cancer survival is early detection and rapid treatment. Is this an issue you should be concerned about? There are many factors that contribute to cancer… Read More

Breast Cancer Screening Legislation

As of January 1, 2017 New York State is taking the most aggressive action in the nation to improve access to breast cancer screening with a new law requiring health insurance to cover all screening and diagnostic imaging exams for the detection of breast cancer. The Law: Includes supplemental imaging for women… Read More

Choosing the Right Radiology Facility: Factors to Consider

When doctors order an X-ray or another test, they usually write a prescription specifying which radiology facility you should visit. Your first instinct might be to head right over to the facility listed on the prescription, but you have options. Where you choose to go is really up to you.… Read More

How Does Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Treatment Work?

Do you suffer from twisted, bulging, painful leg veins? Known as varicose veins, this condition affects up to one in three adults, and women are especially at risk. While not typically dangerous, it has been known to cause painful skin ulcers and even blood clots. Fortunately, there is a fast, safe… Read More

What Is a PET Scan?

Hearing doctors talk can be like listening to another language. The Latin words and endless, complex abbreviations can be a nightmare for the rest of us. What does all of it mean? To help you communicate with your doctor, we’re trying to take the mystery out of some of these… Read More

Southtowns Radiology Breast Cancer Survivor Series – Libby’s Story

“I was lucky that I was diagnosed so early.” Six-year survivor Libby had always been practical when it came to managing her risk for breast cancer. Several of her family members (including aunts, a cousin and her sister) had been diagnosed, so she knew she needed to be vigilant. In… Read More

Should Women Take Vitamins?

You’re on the internet right now, which means you’re lucky if you haven’t been offered a vitamin supplement in the last couple of minutes. We all care about our health and our bodies’ well-being. Are you doing everything you can to take care of yourself? The ads say that supplements… Read More

Southtowns Radiology Breast Cancer Survivor Series – Johanna’s Story

“What am I going to tell the women in my life?” This was the first thought that entered Johanna’s mind when she was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma on February 28, 2014. Instead of worrying about herself, she was more concerned with the worry she would put on her family… Read More

Eating Healthy: How Your Diet Helps (or Harms) Your Health

Diet Impacts Health

Sometimes eating healthy can seem like a challenge. But did you know that your diet has a direct impact on your overall health? And eating healthy is one of the best, and simplest, things you can do to feel better. It can even save you money on future health care… Read More

Southtowns Radiology Breast Cancer Survivor Series – Lisa C.

Southtowns Radiology Breast Cancer Survivor Series – Lisa’s Story “This is kind of weird.” That’s what Lisa C. said to her husband, after finding a lump in her right breast while showering. She wasn’t overly alarmed; her last mammogram was clear, and she performed regular self-examinations. But her intuition told… Read More