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Spotlight On: Digital Mammography

In just 60 years, the technology behind breast imaging, and mammograms specifically, has come a long way. In the 1960s, radiologists performed mammograms by laying a flat x-ray machine against a woman’s chest. Decades later, radiologists discovered that compressing a woman’s breast between two x-ray machines gave a more detailed picture, and the standard mammogram was born. Now, years later, radiologists are benefiting from digital mammograms.

8 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

As of March 2017, there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. That’s 3.1 million people whose lives have been forever changed. For many of them, their goal after cancer treatment is simply just to go back to normal life. So much of your cancer recovery is out of your control, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your likelihood of your breast cancer recurring, and live a happy, healthy life.

Can Smog Raise Your Risk of Having Breast Cancer?

Though smog alone is not in and of itself considered a “cancer causing agent,” women who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to have dense breasts — a known risk factor for breast cancer.

Cancer News: Breast Cancer Deaths Continue Yearly Decline

We’re proud to report that the breast cancer death rate has fallen 38 percent since 1990! These findings come from a recent analysis of newly added 2014 data to the National Cancer Institute SEER database by Dr. R. Edward Hendricks.

Medical Arts Radiology Opens New Division: PURE Mammography

Have you heard? It’s now easier than ever to get a mammogram. Medical Arts Radiology is proud to announce the opening of the first screening mammography site located inside a Long Island mall - PURE Mammography at the Smith Haven Mall.

FAQs - Mammograms

For those who may be nervous to get their mammogram - knowing what to expect may help you go through the process more smoothly. Take a few minutes to read this list of the most frequently asked questions regarding mammograms.

5 Ways to Help a Friend Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

She has her doctor, her social worker, her partner and children - but she also needs you. If you have a friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer, don’t underestimate the role you play on her care team. Read on for some simple ways you can help make a difference.

#MammoTalk Recap

In case you missed it, earlier this week the Society of Breast Imaging hosted a #MammoTalk with breast imaging experts to provide some much needed clarity about mammography. Here are some of our key takeaways from the discussion:

Medical Arts Radiology is Proud to Join Forces with Pink Aid in Honor of BCA!

A woman in the United States, over the course of her lifetime, has a one in eight risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been known for years that mammography has been able to detect a large percentage of breast cancers before they can be felt and when they are most curable. This is why we are proud to join forces with Pink Aid this October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

8 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Unfortunately, there is no one perfect list of what to do for prevention - but the below has been proven to reduce your likelihood of getting breast cancer significantly.