Cancer can be difficult for the families and friends involved, but especially for the cancer patient. Watching a loved-one fight cancer can be frustrating, disheartening, and emotionally draining. Through the battle of breast cancer, the best thing you can do to help fight it is offering your support. Our teat at Rosetta Radiology has three tips that will help you and your loved one fight cancer and stay strong.Read More
Many diagnostic imaging scans may seem foreign to patients and understandably so. The use of tracers and dyes can be intimidating and may even raise questions regarding patient safety. Radiation exposure is a common question concerning PET scans, but we are here to clear up any safety concerns you may have.Read More
Mammograms are the most popular women's imaging scan, but certain factors may infer that another imaging scan may be best. For women that are at higher risk or with dense breasts, alternative women's imaging methods like ultrasound has proven to be best according to various studies. Let's take a closer look at why ultrasound is often best when screening dense breasts.Read More
Diagnostic imaging tests are often used to treat various diseases, monitor areas of concern, and provide doctors with answers to important medical questions. At Rosetta Radiology, we offer various imaging services that help our radiologist best serve our patients needs. Bone density tests, also known as DEXA bone densitometry, are important when monitoring current or potential bone health issues.Read More
We all know that physical activity is good for you. It helps prevent diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. You see people workout all the time to lower their blood pressure or to train for a marathon or 5k. However, many people are unaware that regular physical activity also improves your brain’s health.Read More
Radiation oncology is a form of cancer therapy that uses radiation to shrink cancer cells and tumors. The radiation is not harmful to the body and is the same radiation used in a CT scan or x-ray.Read More
The benefits of medical imaging are abundant. Medical imaging can help us diagnose an illness without invasive, uncomfortable procedures. However, there are some innate risks associated with medical imaging, namely exposure to radiation. As a parent, the risk of radiation may pose aversion. You probably want to know the steps your radiologist will take to ensure your child has a safe, positive experience. Here are some ways radiologists work to improve the safety of children and radiology.Read More
When a doctor recommends an MRI scan, the first question you'll need to ask yourself is where you want to get your imaging procedure done- a hospital or an outpatient imaging center. Where you decide to go for your procedure is an important decision and can vary from patient to patient. When it comes to an imaging center, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible, but we know it may not be the right decision in your effort to heal. There are various benefits to each so we are here to provide you with the tools to make the best decision.Read More
When deciding on center for your imaging procedure, many factors may come into play when deciding which is best for you. Type procedure, location, and affordability are all important factors when deciding on a center for your scan. Another important consideration applies to your radiologist.Read More
After a fall, Mrs. Spendsalot needed a chest MRI but was unsure of where to go and if she could afford the procedure through her doctor. With prices for her procedure starting in the thousands, she knew she would be unable to afford this procedure.Read More
With genetics and age being just two of the factors for increased risk for breast cancer, there are various concerns many women may have about this potentially deadly cancer. While some of these risk factors are simply inherited, a new study may show that alcohol intake may play a role an increased breast cancer risk.
Research On Alcohol and Breast Cancer
Past studies have shown that over drinking can increase the risk of breast cancer. The extensive research showed a correlation between drinking alcohol and an increased risk in various types of cancer, including breast cancer.
The newest report on this research shows that daily drinking may directly affect the breast cancer risk for premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Drinking 10 grams of alcohol daily has been associated when an increase in breast cancer risk. Researchers were surprised at how much of a difference daily alcohol drinking had on the risk factor.
"I was most surprised by the alcohol result, that risk increases at just one drink a day, on average," McTiernan said. "The increase with one drink a day was small ... but the risk goes up from there. So that's why AICR recommends no more than one alcohol drink a day for women to reduce risk for cancer."
Breast Cancer Prevention
With these results of this study, researchers suggest no more than one drink per day. Since breast cancer is the top cancer for women in developed and developing worlds, prevention is key to reducing most risk factors.
Here are a few ways you can reduce your risk of breast cancer:
- Staying physically active
- Controlling your weight
- Trying the Mediterranean diet
- Avoid smoking
- Consult your doctor about risk factors associated with hormone therapy
- Breastfeeding if possible
Be sure to abide by these tips to ensure you lessen your chance of getting breast cancer. If you need a breast MRI or mammogram, feel free to give us a call about this imaging scan!
There are various imaging tools used by radiologists to help provide answers to their patients’ medical questions and concerns. At Rosetta Radiology, we provide the best services for our patients including women’s imaging and radiation oncology. One of our newest diagnostic imaging services is MR arthrography.Read More
People tend to gravitate towards anything with rhythm. Whether it's dancing, singing, or listening to music, rhythm governs the way we move and can even positively affect our moods. Let's take a closer look at the science behind rhythm and it affects our brains.Read More
Doctors play an important role in taking care of their patients. Radiologists specifically are vital to providing answers to serious questions about various health concerns patients may have. At Rosetta Radiology, our radiologists are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the best care and leave our center with better knowledge about any ailments they may have. While many people may understand the important role radiologists play, here are a few things you should know about what radiologists really do.Read More
While mammograms are necessary to staying proactive, we understand they can be an intimidating and often uncomfortable scan. Whether it's the actual procedure or waiting for results from your radiologists, mammograms can bring about anxiety in any patient. Here are a few tips from our team at Rosetta Radiology on how to stay calm during a mammogram.Read More
With New Yorkers are known for drinking more coffee than other Americans, our Upper East Side office is no stranger to a cup of coffee. Whether or not this beverage is bad for you have been disputed for years and the answer has been unknown until now. We are here to set the record straight on our favorite caffeinated beverage.Read More
Alzheimer’s disease not only affects the person diagnosed with this cognitive disease, but it negatively affects a family as a whole. American ranked Alzheimer’s as the most feared disease even before cancer. While efforts to find a cure have been unsuccessful, research continues to be done on this cognitive disease. Diagnostic imaging scans are now being used as a tool to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.Read More
Each year on this earth is a gift, and each year you age you are able to create more memories and cherish more moments. The older you get, the more these tips can help you enjoy each stage of your life.Read More
Many know beets for being a loved or hated vegetable, and the health benefits that they harbor are no secret. While this root offers various benefits whether it's consumed fresh or juiced, a new study has shown the benefits beetroot juice can have on your brain when consumed prior to exercise.Read More
It can be confusing sorting through all of the information surrounding various diagnostic imaging scans. Learning what the tests are, how they are performed, and what their function is can be a dizzying experience, let alone trying to figure out a fair price for each scan. Thankfully, there is a rhyme and reason to the pricing of these scans. The sophistication of the test and the area where it is used will usually determine the cost. We are here to inform you about how you can determine a fair price and why they vary.Read More