This is great news from an article in Radiology Business!
New York, Texas, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Maryland are introducing legislation to require coverage for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis aka DBT (better known as 3-D Mammograms).
Breast cancer screening is usually a non-partisan issue (yes, there is one!), and generally well received by legislators. I expect that in the future, 3-D mammograms will be covered across the board in the United States.
Ryan Polselli is a Breast Imaging Radiologist for GIS and CEO of MammoLink®
GIS Radiology Emory University School of Medicine
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Dr. Ryan Polselli is an expert in the field of breast imaging. He graduated medical school from the University of South Florida in 2006 and completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Emory University in 2011. He then completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.
Dr. Polselli began his clinical career as the Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. During his tenure, he is most proud of increasing the quality of care for patients in the community by significantly increasing the cancer detection rate in patients undergoing mammography as well as implementing cutting edge diagnostic technology such as MRI guided breast biopsies.
Ryan Polselli was born in Dunedin, Florida. Most of his family members including his father, mother, and sister still currently reside in Florida. He spent much of his childhood in the state of Florida, but was raised through much of his later childhood in Alaska before returning to the state of Florida to attend high school. He graduated high school in Miami from G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School.
Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School. Following his service in the military, he completed pre-medical requirements and graduated with bachelors degrees in both Biology and Physics. He then was accepted and attended medical school at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida.
Upon graduation from medical school, he then completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During residency, he most enjoyed Breast Imaging and following residency, Ryan Polselli completed a one year fellowship in Breast Imaging at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital Ryan began his clinical career as the director of Breast Imaging at Memorial Health University Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.
There is an out-of-control epidemic in the United States that costs more and affects more people than any disease Americans currently worry about. It’s called nonadherence to prescribed medications, and it is — potentially, at least — 100 percent preventable by the very individuals it afflicts.The numbers are staggering. “Studies have consistently shown that 20 percent to 30 percent of medication prescriptions are never filled, and that approximately 50 percent of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed,” according to a review in Annals of Internal Medicine. People who do take prescription medications — whether it’s for a simple infection or a life-threatening condition — typically take only about half the prescribed doses.