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AMI CEO, Larry Williams spreading the word about what’s new in breast cancer detection

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IMG_2416AMI CEO Larry Williams and his sons and marketers are visiting private homes, civic organizations, churches and any other group of women willing to listen about the latest technology in breast cancer detection, Tomosynthesis. It’s a grassroots effort that Williams is very familiar with. As a former city councilman and mayoral candidate in St. Petersburg, Florida he knows reaching the community in person is critical. He has always known that traditional 2D mammography was only 80-85% accurate and that a Catscan (CT) of the breast was a better option because it dissects tissue slice by slice as opposed to essentially an X-ray of the breast. However, performing a CT of every woman’s breast was not a viable option. For one, insurance would not pay for it. Only women with a questionable mammogram were prescribed additional diagnostic imaging.  But once again, is a 2D mammogram catching suspicious tissue? Studies show it misses 30% of breast cancers so whether it even detects questionable tissue is not always guaranteed, especially in women with dense breasts which accounts for more than half of the women scanned.

But now, Williams can offer technology similar to a Catscan called Tomosynthesis which is the most advanced technology available to detect breast cancer, in fact it’s estimated to be 43% more accurate than 2D mammograms. It is still not covered by most insurance companies but for the first time is now affordable for self pay patients. Self pay is what Affordable Medical Imaging is all about, offering the same tests performed in hospitals and other independent imaging facilities at much higher price points and making them affordable if paid at time of service. This payment at time of service eliminates the billing process with insurance companies as well as billing staff and allows the test to be more affordable. AMI is all about making diagnostic imaging affordable and available to everyone who needs it.

If you would like to learn more visit http://www.docstomo.com or all us at 727-896-0000.

Now offering Tomosynthesis

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Affordable Medical Imaging Adds 3D Mammography for Breast Imagingcomputer tomo

AMI is now offering the next generation of breast cancer detection imaging technology called 3D breast Tomosynthesis. AMI along with it’s marketing partner DOCs Tomo, will be the nations first mobile screening facility offering Siemens technology in St. Petersburg, Leesburg, Eustis and Ocala, Florida.

So what is Tomosynthesis? In short, it improves breast cancer detection by 43%, reducing false-positive findings and cutting patient call backs by 40%.

Tomosynthesis is 3D mammogram technology that is proven to detect breast cancer better than traditional 2D mammography alone. While standard 2D mammograms take an image of the top and bottom side of a patient’s breast, Tomosynthesis takes 25 images of the breast from many angles as the X-ray tube moves across the breast in a 50-degree arc.

The images are assembled into a 3D study so doctors can see the breast tissue in fine detail. The 3D image allows them to see clearly through breast tissue that may be overlapping, or through the tissue of women with dense breasts.

“Clinical data had demonstrated that the addition of digital breast tomosynthesis to a patient’s traditional 2D digital mammogram increases detection of breast tumors, said Larry Williams, CEO. “We chose the True Breast Tomosynthesis option from Siemens because it gives us the widest-angle image acquisition available which helps our physicians see more than traditional 2D mammography alone.

“Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer,” Williams said. “When we find tumors earlier, doctors are better able to create treatment plans that are more effective. We think this technology can help save lives.”

Larry Williams further stated that, by reducing the distortion created by tissue overlap or dense breast tissue in 2D mammograms, physicians are better able to target the size, shape and location of a tumor.

For more information about Tomosynthesis, call us at 727-896-0000.

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