Medicare and Managed Medicare health insurance now cover 3D mammography

Women with Medicare and Managed Medicare plans (i.e. Humana Gold, Choices 65, etc.) can choose the 3D mammography option for their screening without any additional fees. For nearly four years, these plans also cover 3D in addition to the traditional portion of their mammogram. 3D mammography is also known as breast tomosynthesis. There are several additional health insurance plan types … Read More

Food insecurity and loneliness: topics in recent physician and medical provider education event

Diagnostic Imaging Services, the Orleans Parish Medical Society and the Jefferson Parish Medical Society co-hosted an event sponsored by Humana and held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Nearly 100 medical providers and other health specialists attended the event centering around the topics of food insecurity and loneliness. “A pivotal point for physicians”Every doctor in the … Read More

How to perform a self breast exam

Many times, women will ask our technologists at our various Capitol Imaging Services affiliate, Diagnostic Imaging Services, centers on the proper way to conduct a breast self-examination. While there are numerous pieces of literature available, as well as many online resources, here is a step-by-step guide we like to recommend. Of course, your doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care … Read More

Health and medical news for the week of October 1, 2018

This Photo of Lemons Could Help You Detect the Early Signs of Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If there is one thing you absolutely need to absorb over these next 31 days, it is a photo from the Know Your Lemons Campaign. Processed meats linked to breast cancer, says study Eating processed meats like bacon, sausages and ham … Read More