Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians' offices. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease - disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. The training and experience of the technologist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.
Inland Imaging’s Holy Family, South Cowley, and Spokane Valley Centers have been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the area(s) of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing.
Accreditation by IAC indicates that Inland Imaging has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vascular testing. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.
October 30, 2019 —
Mortality decline has slowed in recent years. Breast cancer now leading cause of cancer death for black women in six states.
A decades-long decline in the breast cancer death rate continues, but has begun to slow in recent years, while breast cancer incidence rates continue to inch up.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer (excluding skin cancers) diagnosed among U.S. women and is the second leading cause of cancer death among women after lung cancer. In 2019, approximately 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among U.S. women, and 41,760 women will die from the disease.
The overall breast cancer death rate has decreased consistently since 1989, attributed both to improvements in early detection (through screening as well as increased awareness of symptoms) and treatment for a total decline of 40 percent through 2017. As a result of this decline, 375,900 breast cancer deaths have been averted in U.S. women through 2017.
The latest data shows that the pace of the mortality decline has slowed in recent years — from a drop of 1.9 percent per year during 1998 through 2011 to 1.3 percent per year during 2011 through 2017, largely driven by the trend in white women. Consequently, the black-white disparity in breast cancer mortality that widened over the past three decades has remained stable since 2011. Nevertheless, in the most recent period (2013-2017), the breast cancer death rate was 40 percent higher in black women versus white women, despite slightly lower incidence rates. This disparity is magnified among black women under 50, among whom the death is rate double that of white women.
In the most recent 5-year period (2013-2017), the breast cancer death rate declined by 2.1 percent per year in Hispanics/Latinas, 1.5 percent per year in blacks, 1 percent per year in whites, and 0.8 percent per year in Asians/Pacific Islanders, and was stable in American Indians/Alaska Natives. However, mortality rates are no longer declining for black women in Colorado and Wisconsin and for white women in Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia.
To find out more about breast cancer detection, go to inlandimaging.com/breast-imaging, or call to schedule your annual screening mammogram at (509) 455-4455.
Early detection saves lives.
November 2019 — Inland Imaging recently completed the accreditation process through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for our vascular labs at Providence Holy Family Hospital, and our South Cowley, and Valley Imaging Centers.
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredits vein centers that perform evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders. IAC accreditation is a means by which facilities can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide. IAC Vein Center accreditation is granted for a three-year period from the original date of decision.
[Spokane, WA] October 9, 2019 - Inland Imaging has launched a new, state-of-the-art Outpatient Based Interventional Lab (OBIL) within the company’s recently expanded imaging center on the campus of Providence Holy Family Hospital.
The new facility is the first outpatient imaging center in the world to implement new state-of-the-art medical imaging and clinical technology developed by GE. The lab now offers the region’s patients access to the highest level of medical expertise and technology in a easy-to-access and flexible setting. Due to its convenient outpatient location, costs are dramatically lower than in traditional inpatient settings.
Inland Imaging’s team of six interventional radiologists specialize in providing minimally invasive treatments for vascular disease, cancer, aneurysms, uterine fibroids, enlarged prostates, and many other medical conditions that once could only be treated by conventional surgery.
“In the past, patients would have had to travel to a much larger city to find a hospital with this kind of state-of-the-art facility,” says Dr. Jayson Brower, an interventional radiology specialist and company president. “In our new outpatient setting, we can serve more patients, using the most capable and sophisticated technology available today.”
What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional radiology involves the use of imaging technology to aid in the performance of medical procedures inside the body. Image-guided procedures are less risky, offer faster recovery times, and are generally more cost-effective than the surgical alternative.
Inland Imaging’s team of interventional radiology specialists are board-certified physicians with special training in performing image-guided medical procedures.
Learn more at interventional.inlandimaging.com
In This Issue
- 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