A surprise celebration of Executive Director, Laura McDonough’s 35 years of service with Providence Imaging Center!
In our continuing focus this month on breast cancer awareness, we are sharing this article from Stanford Magazine:
And too many women are having life-altering surgery.
When Angelina Jolie wrote a 2013 op-ed piece for the New York Times telling of her decision to have her breasts removed to reduce her high risk for cancer, it brought the conversation about preventive mastectomy into the mainstream. Read full article.
By Melinda Sacks
“Breast cancer: About 12 percent of women in the general population will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. By contrast, according to the most recent estimates, 55 to 65 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 mutation and around 45 percent of women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70 years.”
Click the infographic below for more important information on this topic.
According to a recent article in Vital Signs, an online newsletter by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed, and about 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old. Read more on this important topic on their website, here.
The Providence Imaging Center LIFE Matters Heart Walk team raised $600 during the September 23rd Heart Walk. There’s still time to support heart health in Alaska! Donations can be made through the month of October. Please visit the Providence Imaging Center LIFE Matters page and donate what you can today!
Welcome to the new online home of Providence Imaging Center.
We hope that this reorganization of the information, tools and resources better serves you, our patients, and the clinicians who referred you to us. If there is any way we can further improve our site, please let us know by contacting the Marketing & Communication Program Director at (907) 212-6032 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for visiting!
A heart felt thank you to all of the volunteers who showed their support and spent a gorgeous Saturday helping make Providence Imaging Center and our Mobile Mammogram program a shining light at the Rodeo Alaska Finals ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ event held at the Alaska State Fairgrounds on August 26th.
On August 25th, we said farewell to Rad/CT Scan Technologist Amanda Loy, at a special Farewell Tea. Thank you Amanda for your 22 years of service with Providence Imaging Center – you will be missed. If you couldn’t attend, be sure to check out the photo album on our Facebook page.
Providence Imaging Center Mobile Mammography program is excited to announce our Fall Road Trip schedule for 2017. Here’s a list of communities in Southcentral Alaska we’ll be reaching this fall. Watch our calendar for a location near you!
Providence Imaging Center partners with Providence Alaska Medical Center in a new location
November 15, 2016
Providence Imaging Center (PIC) patients whose breast imaging study results in a biopsy or aspiration recommendation will have their procedure in a state of the art facility, located just next door.
The new Providence Breast Procedure Center (PBPC) is a partnership between PIC and Providence Alaska Medical Center. The PBPC offers patients one convenient site to undergo the following imaging-guided procedures:
An image-guided biopsy allows the radiologist to sample the tissue in your breast without surgery. Mammographic or ultrasound guidance is used to find the area. The radiologist will remove samples of breast tissue using a biopsy device. These tissue samples are sent to the pathologist for diagnosis.
A breast cyst or seroma aspiration allows the radiologist to remove fluid from the breast.
Located Adjacent to PIC’s Lobby
Patients who have had a mammogram at PIC in Anchorage will easily find the PBPC. It’s located on the first floor of the A Tower, entrance 4, at 3340 Providence Drive, just west of the A elevators. If you arrive at PIC, a friendly staffer will guide you a few short steps across the lobby to the check-in desk, kitty corner to the Medical Arts Pharmacy.
Please note that patients who undergo a procedure at the PBPC will receive services from up to four unique entities:
Expert Care and Experienced Partners
While the PBPC is new, the most important things stay the same: You’ve chosen to receive breast imaging services from the most comprehensive and compassionate breast imaging team in the state. PIC is Alaska’s first and Anchorage’s only breast imaging center of excellence.* PIC and the staff at the PBPC offer 30 years of imaging expertise. Our radiologists are the only Alaskan radiology group having radiologists with dedicated fellowship training in every major imaging sub-specialty, including interventional radiology (IR), neuroradiology, musculoskeletal imaging, women’s imaging, body imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, pediatric radiology and nuclear medicine.
We collaborate with other specialists and Providence experts located in the same campus, so you rarely have to travel far.
From the Providence Cancer Center and its genetic counselors, to the surgeons, pathologists and oncologists who work next door to us: thank you for entrusting us with your care.
* The American College of Radiology accredited PIC as a breast imaging center of excellence in 2008, a designation that is renewed every three years.