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July 2011: Yet Another Reason to Get Your Mammogram
Confusion was wide spread in 2009 on the heels of a well publicized study which tried to debunk established guidelines for mammograms. Upon further review and analysis by experts, the study was eventually discredited. Subsequently, women would be assured that they should continue as they had in respect to their mammograms. A study published in June of this year (Swedish Two County Trial) gave additional credence to the benefits of a mammogram, touting the ability to save lives. Yet another recommendation was just released which has added evidence to the benefits of a mammogram. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG's) Practice Bulletin on Breast Cancer Screening, published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology says that annual mammography screening for breast cancer in women should begin at age 40 years, and not at age 50 as previously recommended. The previous ACOG guidelines recommended women have mammograms every one to two years, beginning at age 40 and then receive them every year, beginning at age 50. A national expert on women’s imaging, Darius Gilvydis, MD, and Director of Women’s Imaging at Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL applauds this recent announcement. “Proactive care is the best deterrent for breast cancer. On the behalf of the many patients we see and treat, we thank our colleagues at the ACOG for coming out with these solid recommendations”, commented Gilvydis.
June 2011: Edward Breast Imaging Expert Lauds Swedish Mammography Study
“Mammography saves lives – period.” That’s how Darius Gilvydis, MD, diagnostic radiologist with Naperville Radiologists and Medical Director of Womens Imaging at Edward Hospital, sums up the recently announced results of a Swedish mammography study. The study, which lasted 29 years, showed the use of mammography screening reduced deaths from breast cancer by at least 30%, an even greater extent than previously believed.
“We have known for a long time that mammography saves women’s lives,” says Dr. Gilvydis. “The great news is that we learn mammography is an even more powerful diagnostic and lifesaving tool than we thought.”
The results of the Swedish study, the longest ever conducted on the impact of mammography, counters a controversial 2009 U.S. government study which recommended that most women under 50 did not need routine mammograms. The majority of the medical community rejected the study’s findings, which were later retracted.
Dr. Gilvydis says the Swedish study is a milestone event in the fight against breast cancer.
“While we still cannot know or predict with certainty which women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, we do know that if a woman who undergoes routine screening mammography is subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, she has a much better chance at survival with less complications. This is because the cancer is most likely found at a smaller size before spreading beyond the breast.”
The bottom line for women over 40, according to Dr. Gilvydis, is that they should perform monthly self-examinations and have a mammogram every year, the use of which are the primary causes behind a significant drop in mortality from breast cancer over the past 20 years.
“If you were receiving a yearly mammogram after 40, continue to do so, it is proven to save lives. If you were not receiving yearly mammograms after 40, speak to your doctor and make an appointment to have a digital mammogram.”
Edward is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and has full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Comprehensive care at Edward's Breast Center features a full range of state-of-the-art services, including digital mammography at six locations in the region and a weekly Breast Cancer Conference, which uses a multidisciplinary team approach to determine the best treatment plan for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. For more information, visit www.edward.org/breasthealth. To learn more about your risk for breast cancer, complete a free, online assessment at www.edward.org/breastaware. To schedule a digital mammogram, call (630) 527-3200.
January 2011 Edward Hospital Designated as a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence"
Edward Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).Edward is one of only 18 hospitals or imaging facilities in Chicagoland to have earned the designation, which means Edward has met the requirements of the ACR's mandatory mammography accreditation program and all of the ACR's voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs, including stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. "This is the most prestigious honor that can be awarded in breast imaging," says Darius Gilvydis, MD, Medical Director of Women's Imaging at Edward Hospital and a radiologist with Naperville Radiologists. Gilvydis, a womens imaging expert who is Fellowship trained from Yale added, "It speaks of our commitment to high quality breast imaging and technical competency with breast biopsies."
July 1, 2010 Naperville Radiologists, SC Announces New Radiologist
Naperville Radiologists, SC, a premier Radiology practice in the western suburbs of Chicago, is pleased to announce the addition of Ankur Vaghani, MD. Dr Vaghani is fellowship trained from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in neuro radiology and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has made numerous presentations at scientific conferences. He also holds two patents for neurological stem cell therapies.
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