We’re getting close to the middle of the year so it’s a good time to talk about important screenings with Adventist Health Castle.
Radiologic Technologist/Mammographer Kanoe Kaha’awi discussed the various needs addressed by the Imaging Department at Adventist Health Castle including X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and of particular interest to women, DEXA and mammography.
DEXA is a test that looks at bone density.
As you age, bones get weaker and you’re at a higher risk of breaking them.
Luckily there are things you can do about osteoporosis and lower bone density if you know about it.
DEXA is an easy 10 minute-test that is recommended for women over 50 every 2 years.
As far as mammograms go, there are currently some conflicting recommendations but the ACR, the professional group that represents radiologists recommends annual mammograms for women over 40.
Early detection is the key to find any problems before they can be felt.
Men can also get breast cancer so they should never ignore a concern.
Castle offers convenient scheduling, including evening and Sunday appointments to fit into your busy life.
It’s a short appointment and no preparation is needed.
You do not need an order from you physician to get a screening mammogram.
To make an appointment, call 263-5166 or book online.