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November 27, 2013

Extended Holiday Hours for MRI & Ultrasound in San Diego

We are offering extended holiday hours to accommodate patients that need medical imaging services during the busy holiday season. We have openings on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day! Call us for an appointment at 866 558 4320.

November 5, 2013

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 1, 2013

Imaging Healthcare Specialists 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raised Over $75,000 for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts!

Imaging Healthcare Specialists 10th annual charity golf tournament was held on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Del Mar Country Club with all proceeds benefitting Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Rain was an initial worry for golfers, but the day turned out beautifully, and everyone had fun raising money for Fresh Start. Over 90 golfers were treated to a fun filled day of food and beverages on the course, as well as exciting activities on the holes such as multiple prize opportunities and complimentary massages. Cocktail hour followed golf and people made their way to the silent auction table, bidding on some incredible prizes. Dinner, a live auction, a raffle, and the award ceremony came next with Hank Bauer as our Master of Ceremonies. Fresh Start’s CEO Shari Brasher introduced a special guest speaker, Carmen, who became a Fresh Start patient in 2007 and has since received over $20,000 in donated medical care from Fresh Start’s organization.

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who provide reconstructive plastic surgery and related services to children and young adults with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse or disease. All services are provided free of cost to these families. Our event raised over $75,000 for Fresh Start which will help future patients like Carmen get the medical care they need.

Thank you again to Del Mar Country Club, all of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and vendors who made this year’s event such a huge success!

For more information on Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, please visit www.freshstart.org.

October 1, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

August 9, 2013

We Have Acquired a 3T MRI Scanner at our Golden Triangle Location

May 25, 2012

National Leader in CT Imaging Dose Reduction

Imaging Healthcare Specialists Emerges as a National Leader, Achieving Exemplary Success in CT Imaging Dose Reduction

The first release of results compiled by the American College of Radiology Dose Index Registry has placed Imaging Healthcare Specialists at the forefront in achieving significant reductions in radiation dose in CT imaging.   Imaging Healthcare Specialists emerged as a leader when compared to other outpatient imaging centers nationally, and among imaging centers (outpatient and hospital based) both in the western region and in metropolitan areas nationally.

In addition, Imaging Healthcare Specialists has reaffirmed its leadership role in San Diego by becoming the first freestanding imaging company in the nation to acquire the SafeCT™ advanced dose reduction technology (MedicVision Image Reconstruction) for CT imaging.

According to John O. Johnson, M.D., Chief of CT Imaging at Imaging Healthcare Specialists, SafeCT™ offers numerous benefits to Imaging Healthcare’s patients. “The incorporation of SafeCT™ into our CT scanners enhances our low dose initiatives that have reduced radiation exposure by as much as 90% in select patients.  We are proud to be a leader in incorporating smart imaging protocols to emphasize patient safety while maintaining imaging quality for our referring physicians.

Computed Tomography (CT) scanning, and related medical technologies, are towering milestones that have revolutionized the medical profession.  Approximately 67 million CT scans are performed each year in the United States. This means that about one in five adults receive a CT scan annually.  The scans, which are a specialized form of X-RAY, resulting in cross-sectional computerized images and occasionally 3-Dimensional images of a person’s head or body, can prove life saving. They have eliminated millions of exploratory surgeries and have allowed physicians to make critical diagnoses while excluding others that showed no merit. The medical profession could not function without them.

Jon M. Robins, M.D., CEO of Imaging Healthcare Specialists, emphasized that the organization has a long-standing tradition of being an early adopter of technology.

To assure all of our imaging protocols achieve the highest standard of patient safety,” he said, “we closely examined all of our methodology to maximize image quality while reducing dose. This has become a national goal for all imaging centers, but Imaging Healthcare Specialists did it earlier and in a way that resulted in significantly reducing dose without compromising our scan quality.

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has set an extremely high standard of image quality and safety for each patient. Through adoption of the Image Wisely and Imaging Gently initiatives, Imaging Healthcare Specialists is committed to avoiding the use of unnecessary ionizing radiation and to using the lowest optimal radiation dose for necessary studies. Radiation dose is appropriately lowered to correlate to each patient’s body mass.

Dr. Robins added, “We take special care to educate and counsel patients and their referring physicians who request additional information regarding radiation risk. We provide individualized monitoring and surveillance of patients’ dosage through review for appropriateness and frequency of multiple exams.

Our goal at Imaging Healthcare Specialists,” he said, “is to assure our patients and the medical professionals with whom we work, that we deliver the safest, smartest, and most accountable imaging possible.

Imaging Healthcare Specialists has 11 offices throughout San Diego and south Riverside Counties, including Temecula, Oceanside, Encinitas, Poway, La Jolla, Chula Vista and San Diego.