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This reference guide includes some of the standard musculoskeletal exams performed in ultrasound. The information provided in this guide is not intended to be all inclusive. If the exam is ordered for a mass and the concern is for a lipoma, cyst, superficial mass or abscess, request a soft tissue ultrasound.
Your patients can now schedule select ultrasound (US) exams performed at Bronson imaging locations through their Bronson MyChart account. Learn more.
Healthcare providers and patients can now upload medical images from a storage device, such as a CD, USB flash drive or DVD, from the convenience of their own computer. The portal – PowerShare Easy UpLoader – copies and transfers images to the patient’s health record.
How to Use PowerShare Easy Uploader
Providers - your help is needed in recruiting women for a potentially landmark study!
Bronson is participating in Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), a massive multicenter randomized trial on early breast cancer detection. The last time there was a screening study for breast cancer was in the 1980s, before digital mammography and tomosynthesis, before we understood the molecular biology of breast cancer or genetics as well as we do now, and before the modern era of adjuvant therapy.
We know that digital mammography finds more cancers than screen film and that tomosynthesis finds more cancers than 2D. The main question of TMIST is, If advancements in mammogram technology allow us to keep finding more and more cancers, are we further reducing breast cancer mortality? The natural history of breast cancer makes a study that looks at mortality too long and too expensive to be practical. As an alternative to mortality reduction, TMIST is designed to detect a decrease in advanced cancers in the patients screened with 3D relative to those screened with 2D technology.
The premise is that if 3D technology is more effective in finding potentially lethal cancers earlier, it will prevent them from becoming advanced cancers. We know that advanced cancers are associated with higher mortality rates and, therefore, fewer advanced cancers are likely to be associated with fewer cancer deaths. Advanced breast cancers serve as a surrogate for mortality.
In addition, we know that many women will never get breast cancer. Maybe, based on their unique genetics and demographics and risk profile, they could do equally well with less screening. Undoubtedly, some women need more intensive screening. TMIST seeks to stratify women based on risk of developing breast cancer, pinpointing subsets that would benefit the most from being screened, create a biorepository of blood and buccal smears, and provide a glimpse into overtreatment that may occur in breast oncology. Some of the data from TMIST may allow us to take a step further toward evidence development around individualized screening strategies for women.
Pre-eligibility criteria for women:
• Age 45-74 eligible for screening mammogram
• No prior history of breast cancer
• No current breast implants
• No new symptoms or signs of breast disease (nipple discharge, lump)
• Willing to get a mammogram at Bronson Advanced Radiology Services
The study has funds available for uninsured women that do not qualify for charity care.
It may be helpful to explain to women that their daughters and granddaughters might be able to have a more individualized screening experience based on the results of this study. This flyer includes an overview about the study and may be helpful to any of your patients that may be interested in participating in this research study.
If you would like to enroll patients, your office staff or your patients can call the West Michigan Cancer Center (WMCC) at (269) 373-7459; ask for Wendi email@example.com.
If you have questions about the study, contact:
• Wendi Mitchell, RN, WMCC Research Manager, at (269) 373-7443, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
• Christina V. Jacobs, Breast Imaging Director, Bronson Healthcare, at (269) 381-7329 (office)
or email email@example.com.
Below are some of the most frequently used outpatient order forms. If you can’t find the form you need, call us (269) 341-6381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a provider and would like to refer a patient but don't have access to Epic, referral forms and guidelines can be found here.
The radiologists at Bronson have expertise in various subspecialties, including:
- Breast imaging
- Cardiothoracic radiology
- Interventional radiology
- Musculoskeletal radiology
- Pediatric radiology