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Wake Radiology UNC REX Healthcare Adopts AI Technology to Support Breast Cancer Detection

Wake Radiology UNC REX Healthcare Adopts AI Technology to Support Breast Cancer Detection

Wake Radiology UNC REX Healthcare is the first outpatient radiology practice in the Triangle to adopt state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology to aid in breast cancer detection. We’re implementing iCAD’s ProFound AI®, an advanced, deep-learning AI software platform, as another tool our physicians may use in the effort to improve cancer detection and decrease recall rates.

What is the role of breast ultrasound?

Breast ultrasound shouldn’t replace your mammogram, but it does provide additional diagnostic information, especially if there’s an area of concern. Learn more about the role of breast ultrasound from Dr. Susan Kennedy, one of our breast imaging radiologists.

Is Your Joint Pain Coming from Arthritis?

Is Your Joint Pain Coming from Arthritis?

Joint pain is a common problem. Often it is transient and resolves on its own. However, when it persists, x-rays or more advanced imaging can help make a correct diagnosis. Dr. Charles Pope explains how imaging can help determine if you have arthritis and, if so, specifically what type.

Can an MRI Help Diagnose and Treat Arthritis Pain?

Can an MRI Help Diagnose and Treat Arthritis Pain?

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that nearly 46 million Americans have some form of arthritis. Unfortunately, the likelihood of developing this chronic condition increases with age. Imaging technologies, particularly MRI, can play an important role not only in diagnosing arthritis, but in assisting with monitoring treatments and pain-relieving therapies.

Abbreviated Breast MRI

Abbreviated Breast MRI

Abbreviated Breast MRI (Fast Breast) is a breast cancer screening tool available to women who have an average risk of breast cancer or who have dense breasts. 

Everything Is Coming Up Roses!

Wake Radiology is proud to sponsor the Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure (for the 11th year!) and is excited to kick off a six-week campaign using roses to explain the benefits of 3D mammography. Local women are invited to take the rose pledge and be entered to win roses for a year!

Survivors and Supporters Make the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure a Big Success

Survivors and Supporters Make the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure a Big Success

Wake Radiology, the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging, extends a big thank you to all of the survivors and supporters who helped make last weekend’s Komen Triangle Race of the Cure a resounding success. A bright sunny day greeted race-goers at The Frontier, the race’s new location in Research Triangle Park. More than 8,000 people participated in the event.

Dr. Siobhan Alexander Speaks about Annual Screenings

Dr. Siobhan Alexander Speaks about Annual Screenings

Do you really need a mammogram every single year? Yes!
Dr. Siobhan Alexander talks with Valonda Calloway to explain the benefits of annual screenings – particularly 3D mammograms. She also shares how breast imaging radiologists at Wake Radiology UNC REX are leveraging artificial intelligence with 3D screening mammograms to improve early detection and reduce callbacks for more imaging.

What Does It Really Mean to Have Dense Breasts?

Learning that you have dense breast tissue can be confusing. From questions about how it’s related to breast cancer to what it means for your long-term health, it’s important for women to understand breast density. Dr. Kerry Chandler explains what women need to know.

Top 5 MRI Questions

Just being told you need a MRI can make you worried and anxious. One of our certified technologists answers the top 5 questions that are asked most commonly asked about having an MRI.

Wake Radiology Increases Investment in 3D Mammography with Eight Units

Wake Radiology is excited to announce it has increased patient access to 3D mammography by now having a total of eight units in its offices throughout the area. Patients can now request a 3D mammogram at our Wake Forest office and we’ve expanded service in both Cary and North Hills. With twice as many units as any other local imaging provider, Wake Radiology is the Triangle leader in advanced breast imaging.

Wake Radiology Introduces New Technology

Wake Radiology Introduces New Technology

Wake Radiology is proud to partner with Intelerad Medical Systems, and deploy their InteleConnect product, to help speed the delivery of diagnostic images and reports to our referring healthcare providers. This includes critical results reporting with better workflows and anytime access.

It Takes Two Minutes to Schedule Your Mammogram

It Takes Two Minutes to Schedule Your Mammogram

It's time to take care of you. At Wake Radiology UNC REX, It only take two minutes to schedule your annual mammogram online. With 14 locations throughout the Triangle, Wake Radiology UNC REX is conveniently located where you live, work and play. We offer early...

The Facts about 40

The Facts about 40

Wake Radiology recommends mammograms starting at age 40. High-quality, annual 3D mammography remains a woman’s best option for early breast cancer detection. Long-term follow up in multiple studies have shown an 18-29% reduction in breast cancer mortality when annual...

MRI: What to Know Before You Go

MRI: What to Know Before You Go

When a doctor orders an MRI, patients know they that will get information about an injury or health concern. What they don’t know, is what to expect during the actual MRI exam. To help, Kimberly Morris, Lead MRI technologist and Manager of our Raleigh MRI office, helped us pull together information that walks you through the entire process.

Accreditation: What It Means, Why It Matters

The FDA and the American College of Radiology set image quality standards. Certifications and accreditations from these groups help ensure quality in the images we take and the care we provide. WakeRad UNC REX has continuously met FDA and ACR standards since the 1990s when they become mandatory.

Wake Radiology Supports New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

New breast cancer screening guidelines outlined by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) call for risk assessments beginning at age 30 for all women and detail specific instructions for African American women who are at an increase risk of mortality from breast cancer.

Mammo-ste to Namaste

Mammo-ste to Namaste

Congratulations to Mary Brechbiel, a mammography technologist in our Wake Forest office, who recently wrote an article that was featured in the bi-monthly publication produced by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the ASRT Scanner.

Standard Sequence of Breast Imaging

Your annual screening mammogram is the best “place to start” for detecting breast cancer. What does in mean if you’re called back for additional exams? And, what type of exam will you have? Check out this simple infographic that our breast imaging radiologists created to show the sequence of exams they can use to confirm a breast cancer diagnosis.

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