Shields’ radiologists have extensive experience in mpMRI interpretation, working closely with urologists and radiation oncologists, biopsy planning and lesion segmentation. An early adopter with extensive mpMRI experience since 2011, Shields radiologists are represented on the ACR Committee for Prostate MRI Accreditation. Hear how MRI saved this patient’s life. 78 year old Bill Whelan’s physician told … Continued
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The Surgery Center at Shrewsbury is a distinct outpatient surgery center that provides high quality, cost-effective advanced day surgery procedures with a focus on sports medicine and hand surgery, as well as other surgical specialties. Our state-of-the-art facility features the latest advances in technology and nine operating rooms, all designed with the patient’s comfort in mind. … Continued
By Lindsay Tice For the full story & source: http://www.sunjournal.com/central-maine-healthcare-parnters-creating-topsham-health-care-center/ TOPSHAM — Less than a year after Central Maine Healthcare shut down its urgent care center in Auburn, the health system is opening one in Topsham. “We said we would be back,” CEO Jeff Brickman said. “Now we’re back, with a very different model.” Largely housed … Continued
By Paige Minemyer http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/shields-launches-tool-calculates-patients-out-pocket-mri-costs Shields, the largest network of imaging centers in New England, will provide patients with personalized estimates of the out-of-pocket costs they could pay for an MRI, the organization said in an announcement emailed to FierceHealthcare. The tool factors the overall costs of care as well as a patient’s individual health plan to come up … Continued
CLICK: http://www.wcvb.com/article/manogram-the-new-test-for-prostate-cancer/12664879 WCVB news anchor Rhondella Richardson interviews Shields’ medical director, Dr. Steve Sweriduk and Shields’ patient Bill Whelan about the benefits of the “manogram” for prostate cancer detection. Bill is 76 years old and had a rising PSA. His physician told him “there was a 98% chance he did NOT have prostate cancer.” but … Continued
March 27, 2017 by Steven Reinberg, Healthday Reporter MRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce overdiagnosis of prostate cancer by 50 percent, and unnecessary biopsies by 70 percent in men over 70, Dutch researchers reported Saturday at … Continued