A new recommendation from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force advises that asymptomatic smokers and former smokers at highest risk for lung cancer should be screened with an annual low-dose chest computed tomography scan. The recommendation is only for smokers and former smokers who have quit for less than 15 years, aged 55 to 80, and with at least a 30-pack-year history (for example, a pack a day for 30 years or two packs daily for 15 years). Click here to read the article.
Radiology, Inc. is pleased to announce that its lung cancer screening programs at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Elkhart General Hospital, LaPorte Hospital, Goshen General Hospital, and Memorial Lighthouse Medical Imaging have all been certified as Designated Lung Cancer Screening Centers by The American College of Radiology.
To become an ACR-designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, a clinic or hospital must have already been accredited for chest CT scans by the ACR and meet certain technological, physician supervision, and lung cancer screening clinical date requirements. The designation is specific to each CT unit.
This designation means that the facilities indicated will be able to provide lung CT scans to check for cancer in eligible high-risk patients. If considered high-risk, patients who are smokers or former smokers (especially between the ages of 55 and 80) will be able to receive free screenings once a year in an effort to detect lung cancer before symptoms arise. Radiologists reading the CT scans will look for nodules in the lungs or any other kind of abnormality that could become cancerous. Lung cancer screening, similar to mammography or colonoscopy, provides hope in treatment and cure due to the increased potential for early detection due to screening.
To schedule an appointment at Memorial Hospital of South Bend or Memorial Lighthouse Medical Imaging, please call (574) 647-7700.
To schedule an appointment at Elkhart General Hospital, please call (574) 523-3444.
To schedule an appointment at Goshen General Hospital, please call (574) 364-2400.
To schedule an appointment at LaPorte Hospital, please call (219) 326-2444.
Taking the Lead
Samir B. Patel, MD, created a document to safeguard his practice's contract. What he didn't realize is he'd started a national conversation on value. Click here to read the article.
Medical Group Merger In Response to Changing Healthcare Market
Radiology, Inc. and LaPorte Radiology, Inc. are pleased to announce that they will combine operations effective January 1, 2016, and operate under the name, "Radiology, Inc." The two practices, consisting of over 35 radiologists, will be the largest private radiology practice in the Michiana area and will service five hospitals and several outpatient clinics in the Elkhart County, LaPorte County, Starke County, and St. Joseph County areas. When the combination is complete, Radiology, Inc. will offer its patients, hospitals, clinics and referring physicians the broadest range of sub specialty radiology services in the area including Breast Imaging and Intervention, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, as well as Interventional Radiology Procedures. Dr. Smari Thordarson, President of LaPorte Radiology, Inc. said, "The broader service area will enhance the combined group's ability to recruit needed subspecialty trained physicians which, formerly, might only have been possible in a larger metropolitan area."
Dr. Pedro Miro, Chair of the Executive Board of Radiology, Inc. said, "Healthcare is changing on a national and local level. We feel this combination properly positions our practice to better meet the demands of the future, while still providing exceptional value, sub-specialty expertise and high quality medical services to our community at large."
For more information, please contact Sheila Witous at (574) 258-1100
Radiology, Inc. -- a comprehensive group of specialty-trained Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists located in South Bend, Elkhart and Goshen is pleased to welcome two new fellowship trained physicians to its practice.
Dr. Nicholas Abel has completed a Fellowship in Body and Women's Imaging at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan following a Diagnostic Radiology residency also at William Beaumont. He earned his Medical Degree at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kyle Brock has completed a Fellowship in Body Imaging with a sub-concentration in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. An Internship was completed at Georgetown University followed by a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Saint Louis University Hospital. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, IL.
Radiology, Inc. is proud to announce that an article co-authored by Dr. Alan Engel, MD was recently published in the South Bend Tribune. The article supports the benefits of mammograms. Click here to read the article.
MD Anderson Cancer Center The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation supporting the use of low-dose CT scans to screen past and current heavy smokers for lung cancer.
"The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's recommendation is a great step forward for this life-saving screening," says Reginald Munden, M.D., professor of Diagnostic Radiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The recommendations, if implemented, will mean that all health insurance companies will be required to cover the cost of this groundbreaking lung cancer screening method for current heavy smokers ages 55-80, as well as former heavy smokers who have quit smoking in the past 15 years.
Mammograms Save Lives
Criticism of breast-cancer screenings is more about rationing than rationality.
By Daniel B. Kopans
May 22, 2014 7:14 p.m. ET >>click here to learn more
Drs. Weaver and Moreno were recently featured
on an episode of WNIT's Ask an Expert panel about
Heart and Vascular Health (Aired 6/13/2013)
Radiology, Inc. is pleased to welcome Dr. Justin Lightburn to its practice. Dr. Lightburn, board-certified diagnostic radiologist, has joined Radiology Inc. He received his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed both a fellowship in interventional radiology and a diagnostic radiology residency there. Dr. Lightburn joined the group
in July, 2014.
Radiology Inc. is proud to announce that Drs. Alexander Tawadros and Alphonse Harding have been appointed as Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professors of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend.
Radiology, Inc. was recently named to the Radiology Business Journal's ranking of the 100 Largest Private Radiology Practices in the country >>click here to learn more
Radiology, Inc - a comprehensive group of specialty-trained Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists located in South Bend, Elkhart and Goshen is pleased to welcome Dr. Alexander Tawadros, a new fellowship trained physician, to its practice. Dr. Tawadros joined the group in July, 2013. >>click here to learn more
Radiology, Inc. is proud to announce that Dr. Samir Patel recently served as the principal reviewer on the Revised ACR Practice Guidelines for the Performance of Screening and Diagnostic Mammography. We congratulate Dr. Patel on his continued commitment to excellence.