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- INLAND IMAGING INTRODUCES SAVI SCOUT WIRE-FREE RADAR LOCALIZATION FOR BREAST BIOPSIES
- CARDIAC MRI GETS TO THE HEART OF THINGS
- BOB WHITE JOINS INLAND IMAGING AS CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
- NEW CINEMAVISION GOGGLES HELP EASE ANXIETY AND CLAUSTROPHOBIA FOR MRI PATIENTS
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INLAND IMAGING INTRODUCES SAVI SCOUT WIRE-FREE RADAR LOCALIZATION FOR BREAST BIOPSIES
May 2019 — This New Technology is Designed to Make Breast Cancer Biopsies Easier, Less Invasive, and Less Stressful for Women. Women deserve the best possible care when it comes to breast cancer treatment. Inland Imaging, in conjunction with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Providence Holy Family Hospital, is introducing the SAVI SCOUT wire-free radar localization system. The acquisition of this technology is funded by a grant from Providence Health Care Foundation. SCOUT uses radar for a zero-radiation and wire-free solution designed to aid physicians in locating a suspected tumor during a surgical biopsy or lumpectomy. Many women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer today choose to have breast conserving treatment, also referred to as BCT rather than a mastectomy. BCT focuses on removing the tumor alone, allowing women to keep as much healthy breast tissue as possible. Traditionally, lumpectomy and surgical biopsy procedures involve wire localization — inserting a wire into the breast to help the physician locate the tissue that is to be biopsied or removed. The wire needs to be inserted the day of the surgery. Radar technology has been used for decades, but Cianna Medical’s SAVI SCOUT is the first system to adapt this technology for use in human tissue. Instead of wires, a small reflector the size of a grain of rice is placed into the breast. The reflector can be placed at any time prior to surgery, at the patient’s convenience. The SCOUT system detects the reflector using its unique radar signal during the surgical procedure. Using SCOUT, surgeons can precisely target the affected tissue to pinpoint its location within 1-milimeter, which can mean more successful surgeries, optimized breast conservation, and enhanced outcomes for women. Whenever we discover exciting new knowledge and technologies that can improve our breast biopsy patients’ comfort, experience, and outcomes, you can count on Inland Imaging to deliver — with answers you can trust and care you can count on.
CARDIAC MRI GETS TO THE HEART OF THINGS
Advanced MRI Technology can now show detailed images of the heart. APRIL 2019 — Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images of the body. MRI has become a very valuable diagnostic tool detecting everything from cancer, heart and vascular disease, strokes, and disorders of the joints and musculoskeletal system. MRI often also allows physicians to avoid unnecessary surgery and more invasive diagnostic procedures. MRI technology produces extremely detailed images of body tissue, organs and bones without the need for radiation. A Cardiac MRI exam at Inland Imaging offers a clear window into the heart and vascular system, allowing physicians to view—with exceptional detail—the function and structure of the heart, heart chambers, valves and major vessels. This information helps physicians diagnose and treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions. For example, a Cardiac MRI may help detect and evaluate coronary artery disease or defects with the heart chambers or valves. It is also used to determine the extent of damage caused by a heart attack or progressive heart disease and to measure the buildup of plaque and blockages in the blood vessels. If you’re concerned about heart health, talk with your physician to see if the answers a Cardiac MRI will provide might be of value in determining the steps you can take to improve your overall cardiac fitness and health. News
BOB WHITE JOINS INLAND IMAGING AS CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
MARCH 2019 — Inland Imaging welcomes Robert “Bob” White as the new COO for Inland Imaging, LLC, managing the staffing and operations of the company’s Spokane area imaging centers, Pacific Medical Imaging Department in Seattle and the Sacred Heart Radiology Department. Bob will be working for Inland Imaging Business Associates filling the role that was created by Kathleen Wilson’s retirement. Bob comes to us with over 20 years of executive leadership experience in radiology and healthcare, most recently serving as the COO for Greensboro Radiology in North Carolina for the past 5 years. Prior to that Bob was the Administrative Director of Ancillary Services for Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and the Director of Imaging Services for Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Bob brings with him a passion for patient care, employee engagement and organizational culture. He joined Inland Imaging’s executive leadership team in March of 2019.Air Max 90 YEEZY 2 SP
NEW CINEMAVISION GOGGLES HELP EASE ANXIETY AND CLAUSTROPHOBIA FOR MRI PATIENTS
MARCH 2019 — Having an MRI exam can be intimidating. At Inland Imaging, patient comfort is one of our top priorities. To ensure our patients have the best imaging experience possible, we now offer Cinemavision goggles to patients undergoing MRI procedures. During an often lengthy or noisy scan, Cinemavision goggles allow patients to watch a DVD, broadcast television, or listen to an iPod, internet radio or an MP3 player. For patients suffering from claustrophobia, MRI scans can be stressful and full of anxiety. Through Cinemavision, patients can forget that they are even in an MRI scanner and help put their claustrophobia fears to rest. By utilizing wide-bore and open MRI scanners with Cinemavision goggles, Inland Imaging has effective tools to help you overcome your MRI fears. These goggles have also proven to be effective when used by veterans suffering from PTSD.
Reducing the Need for Medical Sedation
Sedation is sometimes required for pediatric patients, or for adults who experience severe claustrophobia. Medication is sometimes suggested depending on the age of the child and length of procedure for those who are unable to stay still for the duration of the scan. Fortunately, Cinemavision can be a helpful tool and in some cases may eliminate the need for sedation medication entirely.
Creating a Less Stressful Imaging Experience
Cinemavision goggles are just another way the team at Inland Imaging is working to help make your MRI experience more relaxed and stress-free. If your physician orders an MRI exam for you, ask us about how Cinemavision can help improve your medical imaging experience.
Inside View - February 2019
In This Issue
- CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE KILLER. SO HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE AT RISK?
- COLUMBIA BASIN IMAGING IS NOW INLAND IMAGING
- LUNGVIEW: TRACKING OUTCOMES – IMPROVING CARE
- INLAND IMAGING INTRODUCES RAPID: THE NEW STANDARD FOR ADVANCED STROKE IMAGING
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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS AMERICA’S NUMBER ONE KILLER. SO HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE AT RISK?
February 2019 — More Americans die of heart disease than all types of cancer combined. 58 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, making coronary artery disease the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Yet, preventative exams that can assess and identify risk for cardiovascular disease are often overlooked. February is American Heart Month and Inland Imaging has decided to offer a special promotion for a screening exam that aids in the early detection of heart disease: a CT coronary calcium scoring exam for $150—during the entire month of February. Exams must be scheduled no later February 28, 2019, but may be performed later. A CT coronary calcium scoring exam is a 15-minute screening study, which measures the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. It is a quick, non-invasive exam that assesses an individual’s risk for heart attack in the near term. “Heart disease claims the lives of far too many people in this country. With more than two million heart attacks and strokes a year, just about all of us have been touched by someone with heart disease,” said Angela Steinbach CT manager at Inland Imaging. “We want to bring attention to this issue locally and make sure patients know there is a way to assess risk and identify indications of heart disease earlier rather than later.” Calcified plaque results when there is a build-up of fat and other substances under the inner layer of the artery. This material can harden which signals the presence of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), a disease of the vessel wall. People with this disease have an increased risk for heart attacks. Because calcium is a marker of CAD, the amount of calcium detected on a cardiac CT scan can be a helpful predictive tool. Your doctor can use the calcium score results to evaluate the risk for future coronary artery disease. “We are really looking to encourage prevention not just detection of disease,” said Kathleen Wilson, Inland Imaging chief operations officer. “We want to help our community in their overall wellness plan.” To schedule an exam, patients must have an order from a referring physician, must not have any current symptoms of heart disease and must have one significant risk factor including: male 40-70 years or female 45-75 years, family history of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, history of smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and high stress levels. Footscape Magista Mens Sneakers Sale,Official Footscape Magista Womens Online
COLUMBIA BASIN IMAGING IS NOW INLAND IMAGING
JANUARY 2019 — CBI Radiology recently joined forces with Inland Imaging, expanding radiology services within the region and adding to our professional radiology group that currently provides services across Washington State and Western Montana. The new organization forms one of the largest professional radiology groups in the Western U.S. and is dedicated to providing the fast, accurate and timely answers that patients and their physicians need to guide their care — both today and in the years ahead.Adidas, New Balance 800 Series, New Balance Stores Nearby, All Black New Balance Shoes, New Balance Gym Top Cheap And Good
LUNGVIEW: TRACKING OUTCOMES – IMPROVING CARE
October 2018 — Inland Imaging’s low dose CT lung cancer screening program is designed to follow patients with a long history of smoking or other lung cancer risk factors over time to catch potential lung cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. Recently, Inland Imaging launched LungView — a comprehensive tracking and reporting system dedicated to the management of our Lung Cancer Screening program. The LungView screening information system is backed by twenty-five years of experience in breast imaging tracking and reporting, and a collaboration with major cancer centers and leading radiologists. LungView automatically captures information such as recommendations for followup so our team can work with the patient’s provider to stay ahead of changes in their lungs. The LungView patient experience helps Inland Imaging stay in touch with our patients over time to keep them engaged, informed and involved throughout the continuum of their care.Nike