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Broadway Radiology would like to congratulate David Hurn (Managing Director) and his team at DML Painters, winners of the Commercial New Interiors award for their work on our Aorangi premises. DML is a private, locally owned company that offers over forty years of experience and service to the Manawatu and surrounding areas and are extremely proud of the staff members who were involved on this contract.

 

Of course this would not have been possible without Tash Mcintosh Moorman of MMiD, our interior director who selected the wallpaper. The eye for detail and talent of those involved, has allowed us to provide a comfortable and modern environment for all visitors to Broadway Radiology.

 

Head over to Broadway Radiology's Facebook page to find a video showcasing the wallpapers throughout our Aorangi Specialist Centre Premises.

 

Rabbit wallpaper found in our Mammography Room - Selected by Tash Mcintosh Moorman of MMiD 

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On the 30th of January 2018, Broadway Radiology has been located at our new purpose built premises at 175 Grey Street, Palmerston North for one year!

 

Staff celebrated the occasion with the cutting of the 1st anniversary cake.  The cake was cut by three of our longest serving staff members, who have been with Broadway Radiology for over 20 years. 

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Breast tomosynthesis is an advanced imaging technique, which uses a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts.


The largest improvements with tomosynthesis are seen in the significantly better cancer detection and significantly fewer false positive findings when tomosynthesis is used, for women with dense breast tissue, who have lower sensitivity to conventional two-dimensional mammography, and women with more radiolucent breasts.

 

What is Tomosynthesis?

  • Breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis, is an advanced imaging technique, which uses a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts.
  • Conventional mammography is two-dimensional: two x-ray images are taken of the breast, a cranio-caudal and a mediolateral oblique view. In breast tomosynthesis, the x-ray tube moves in an arc over the compressed breast capturing multiple images of each breast from different angles. These digital images are then reconstructed into a three-dimensional image set similar to computed tomography (CT) imaging in which a series of thin high-resolution slices are assembled to create a 3D reconstruction. These three dimensional image sets help minimize the tissue overlap that can hide cancers or make it difficult to distinguish normal overlapping breast tissue from tumours.
  • While mammography is the best screening tool for breast cancer available today, it does
    not detect all breast cancers.  Breast tomosynthesis overcomes some of the limitations of standard mammography.

 

What does it mean for my patient?

  • breastThe largest improvements with tomosynthesis are seen in women with dense breast tissue, but women with more radiolucent breasts also demonstrate significantly better cancer detection and significantly fewer false positive findings when tomosynthesis is used.  By decreasing the false positive rates your patients will have a lower overall biopsy rate and will require fewer additional imaging examinations.  As an example, results from the Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial in Sweden have demonstrated a 43% increase in breast cancer detection rate.
  • Women with dense breasts not only have lower sensitivity to conventional mammography, they are at increased risk of breast cancer, and this risk is now being shown to be at least as significant as a strong family history of breast cancer.

 

 What does it mean for me?

  • Broadway Radiology will report breast density on all mammogram reports, using the BI-RADS breast density classification. 
  • You may wish to consider tomosynthesis for some of your patients, particularly those with dense breasts.  Annual surveillance with tomosynthesis may be appropriate for these patients.
  • Breast Density Categories following BI-RADS 5th Edition 2015:

A:  Almost entirely fatty content.
B:  Scattered areas of fibroglandular density.
C: Heterogeneously dense glandular tissue which may obscure small masses.
D: Breasts are extremely dense which lowers the sensitivity of mammography.

 

How much does it cost?

There is no additional cost in obtaining breast tomosynthesis over standard mammography, it is the same cost, $220.00.

 

 

We are excited to announce that all our pregnancy ultrasounds are now surcharge free, across our Palmerston North, Feilding and Levin sites.

 

In removing the cost barrier to pregnancy ultrasound services, we hope to support best care for all patients, by being there every step of the way.