Archive for July, 2009

July 4, 2009

Imaging Healthcare Specialists Sponsors North County Fight Club

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has entered into a sponsorship agreement with North County Fight Club (NCFC) which involves co-advertising initiatives and imaging care for NCFC’s athletes. NCFC sponsors approximately fifty mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and is one of the premier management companies in the fast-growing, international MMA sector.

For more information on NCFC, visit their website www.ncfc.tv.

July 3, 2009

Imaging Healthcare Specialists Provides Sub Specialty Expertise for All Mammography Patients

Imaging Healthcare Specialists is drawing on the sub-specialized expertise of our radiologists to provide centralized professional interpretations for our mammography patients. The partnership between the radiologists from our two medical groups represents the largest professional radiology service network in our area and in a collaborative effort will provide sub-specialized readers to interpret all mammography exams done at our facilities.

July 2, 2009

Imaging Healthcare Specialists Installs Digital Mammography at Six Area Facilities

IHS has installed digital mammography at its locations in San Diego, Hillcrest, Encinitas, Poway, Temecula and San Clemente. Digital mammography offers several advantages over conventional mammography including improved sharpness and visibility of the breast, lower radiation dose and the reduction in the likelihood of patient callbacks.

July 1, 2009

Imaging Healthcare Specialists Awarded ACR Accreditation in Mammography

IHS has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer review evaluation of the practice by board-certified physicians and physicists who are experts in the field. IHS currently offers digital mammography at four locations and will be expanding this service to additional locations in the coming weeks.

64 Slice CT Available at Imaging Healthcare Specialists’ Heart Imaging Center Facility in La Jolla

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has installed San Diego’s first outpatient 64 slice CT scanner at the Heart Imaging Center in La Jolla’s UTC area. The 64 slice CT is faster and produces higher resolution images, making it ideal for routine studies but particularly well suited for coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and coronary CT angiography (CCTA) studies to help diagnose heart disease. Through the utilization of non-invasive diagnostic imaging with the 64 slice CT, patients are able to avoid longer, more costly invasive procedures.