Medical Mondays—Lawrence Sobel, MD, on Screening Mammograms

It’s Medical Mondays, with UC Health. Today, we’re talking with Dr. Sobel, a radiologist at UC Health.

Q: Can you help us understand the importance of having a screening mammogram?
A: What we recommend with the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging recommends is that for women of average risk, start yearly screening mammography at 40.

Q: I understand UC Health has a mammography van in the community. What can you tell me about that? Is it the same care you’d get at an office visit?
A: The equipment on there is identical to the equipment we have throughout the university, including 3D imaging. The same group of radiologists interpret the mammograms, and the same technologists rotate from one facility to another. Currently, we have five radiologists who do only breast imaging. Each is very qualified and reads only breast imaging. We are the only one who reads it all the time—that’s all we do.

Visit uchealth.com for information or call 513-584-PINK (7465) to schedule a mammogram.

 

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