Tag Archives: Radiology

3D Mammography coming to all 4 MLH acute hospitals

Submitted by Emma Simpson, MD, Interim System Chair, Radiology   Main Line Health is pleased to announce that Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D Mammography, will be available to your patients in early summer at each of our Breast … Continue reading

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March Spotlight — Radiology: Locations

By Emma Simpson, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Radiology   Over the last several weeks we have presented articles on topics we think are of current interest in Imaging.  Let us know if there are specific topics you’d like to … Continue reading

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March Spotlight – Radiology: 3D Mammography coming to MLH

By Emma Simpson, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Radiology   While digital mammography was a huge diagnostic improvement over film/screen mammography, it is still limited by the fact that it is a 2 dimensional image of 3 dimensional structure.  The … Continue reading

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March Spotlight – Radiology: Discredited 1980s screening mammography studies vs. the reality of 2014

By Emma Simpson, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Radiology  Many of you are aware of the controversies surrounding screening mammography guidelines.  The American Cancer Society and all the major clinical societies involved in the diagnosis and care of breast cancer agree to the following … Continue reading

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March Spotlight – Radiology: Breast density and mammography

By Emma Simpson, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Radiology  Breast density is a hot topic in mammography these days, thanks in part to a wave of legislation sweeping the country, As of  January 2014  we are now mandated by law to … Continue reading

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March Spotlight — Radiology: Advances in endovascular management of pulmonary embolism

By Joseph Bonn, MD, Director of Interventional Radiology, Lankenau Medical Center  Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a highly prevalent, serious medical event, striking over 600,000 Americans each year, resulting in between 150,000 and 200,000 deaths annually, and burdening an unknown … Continue reading

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Kyphoplasty and sacroplasty in Interventional Radiology

By Eric Stein, MD, Chief of Interventional Radiology   Kyphoplasty is indicated in the treatment of acute, painful fractures in the thoracic and lumbar spine in the osteoporotic patient, or in patients with myeloma or metastatic maligancy to bone who … Continue reading

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Update on DentaScan at LMC: It’s not Panorex

By Robert Benz, MD, VPMA  This is an update to the February 5 article LMC: Introducing DentaScan.  For clarification, the new software, which is being offered at LMC, is a CT (CAT Scan) service.  It is NOT Panorex.   The DentaScan … Continue reading

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Dr. Simpson named interim Chair, Radiology

By Andy Norton, MD, CMO   I am very pleased to announce that Emma Simpson, MD has accepted the position of Interim Chair, Department of Radiology at Main Line Health, effective immediately. Dr. Simpson succeeds Harry Zegel, MD, who has … Continue reading

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LMC: Introducing DentaScan

By Robert L. Benz MD, FACP, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Lankenau Medical Center, and Dr. Jack Schilling, Campus Chairman, Imaging Services, Lankenau Medical Center   The Radiology Department at Lankenau is pleased to announce the availability of DentaScan to … Continue reading

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