In our continuing focus this month on breast cancer awareness, we are sharing this article from Stanford Magazine: Doctors Aren’t Using Genetic Testing to Inform Breast Cancer Treatment 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 … Read more
“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.” … Read more
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 … Read more
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! Click to Donate Now!
And the recipient of the Dr. T Award for Clinical Excellence and Exemplary Customer Service on behalf of Providence Imaging Center is Britney Hert! Britney was presented her award on September 7th for her outstanding contribution to our Mammography department. Way to go Britney!
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 … Read more
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 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 … Read more
Do you want to get a screening mammogram, but lack insurance coverage? Maybe you have insurance, but it doesn’t cover preventive services such as a mammogram, or you have a high deductible. Providence Imaging Center (PIC) is pleased to offer women ages 40-64 who meet certain income guidelines, a mammogram at no charge. Here’s what the program … Read more
Read our Spring 2016 Imaging Update newsletter, which was mailed to clinician offices across Alaska in April. You’ll find the latest news about our offerings, along with a visual feast of community happenings. Here are two ways to read it: Download as a PDF, which requires Adobe Reader, or Click on the newsletter thumbnail at the bottom … Read more
Providence Imaging Center is delighted to offer a specialized MRI sequence utilizing SWI (Susceptibility Weighted Imaging). The technique called SWAN* allows specialists to see brain vasculature in exquisite detail in one quick, easy scan. This service is available on Anchorage’s most advanced 3 Tesla magnet at Providence Imaging Center. * Propriety GE Healthcare acronym which … Read more