Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148I M A G I N G 112 Chester County Life / CHESTERCOUNTY-LIFE.COM When asked to compare breast imaging today with methods used 18 years ago when she joined the Southeast Radiology group, Dr. Collazzo smiles. “Mammograms consisted of films, which were arranged on lightboxes and evaluated with magnifying glasses. When our practice opened Brinton Lake in 2005, we were one of the first fa- cilities in Delaware County to utilize digital mam- mograms. With digital mammography, the radi- ologist can interpret images on a high-resolution computer workstation where detail, contrast, and magnification capabilities are greatly improved over film. Now, we have advanced to the latest technology. Tomosynthesis, or 3D breast imaging is a further improvement over digital mammo- grams. It produces thin image slices of each breast which provide even greater detail and contrast in our evaluations. In addition, we use breast MRI for screening of high-risk patients,” she says. Dr. Collazzo added, “As important as screen- ing is, our facility offers the knowledge and equipment to diagnostically evaluate a patient should screening or clinical exam reveal a po- tential problem. We are able to tailor these diag- nostic exams with further mammography, breast ultrasound, or breast MRI, as necessary. Further, if patients need an image-guided biopsy of a de- tected abnormality, we also provide those ser- vices. Every issue is definitively addressed by our staff, coupled with personal consulting to the pa- tient and referring physician along the way.” DEXA scan bone density testing is also avail- able to patients at Brinton Lake Imaging. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, a con- dition that often affects women after menopause but can also be seen in men. People who should consider this test include women 60 or older; pa- tients with a personal or maternal history of hip fracture; post-menopausal women who are over 5'7" or weigh less than 125 pounds; and women and men who have hyperparathyroidism or take medication known to cause bone loss. Dr. Collazzo urges women not to delay sched- uling important tests, whether for screening or a clinical issue. “It’s the holiday season and a mammogram screening or diagnostic evaluation any time of the year is a wonderful present for women to give themselves,” she invites in con- clusion. CCL Brinton Lake Imaging 300 Evergreen Dr., Ste. 210 Glen Mills, PA 19342 610.579.3500 CrozerAtTheLake.org When asked to compare breast imaging today with methods used 18 years ago when she joined the Southeast Radiology group, Dr. Collazzo smiles. “Mammograms consisted of films, which were arranged on lightboxes and evaluated with magnifying glasses. With digital mammography, the radiologist can interpret images on a high-resolution computer workstation where detail, contrast, and magnification capabilities are greatly improved over film. Now, we have advanced to the latest technology. Tomosynthesis, or 3D breast imaging is a further improvement over digital mammograms. It produces thin image slices of each breast which provide even greater detail and contrast in our evaluations.” “Brinton Lake Imaging brought a lot of firsts to Delaware County,” says Kurt A. Muetterties, MD, a board-certified radiologist. “It opened with no film. All images were digital. Also, Brinton Lake Imaging introduced digital mammography and high field open bore MRI methodology to the area.”