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Perspective Newsletter

Volume 2

Perspective Newsletter

Based on new evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — the government panel that evaluates the latest scientific evidence on preventive services — recently came out in support of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in current and former heavy smokers. The USPSTF draft recommendation is based on evidence from several studies, most notably the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) involving more than 50,000 individuals.

In the wake of the draft recommendation, Northern Arizona Radiology becomes one of the first centers in the region to offer CT lung screening for cancer. Northern Arizona Radiologist Stephen V. Ward, M.D., said the trials and the USPSTF recommendation for CT lung screening in asymptomatic, high-risk current and former smokers is the kind of evidence that insurance providers and physicians have been waiting for.

Perspective Newsletter

Volume 1

Perspective Newsletter

Northern Arizona Radiology has enhanced its radiology and vascular care capabilities with the acquisition of a new, high-tech ultrasound system from GE Healthcare. Among the most impressive features of the LOGIQ E9 system is volume Navigation Needle Tracking.

Volume Navigation gives our radiologists the ability to combine information from previous CT, PET or MRI studies with new ultrasound images, enabling improved ultrasonography diagnosis and therapy guidance. Combined with GPS-like tracking technology that senses the motion of the physician’s hand, the radiologist is able to track and mark a patient’s anatomy during ultrasound exams.

Throughout Arizona

The Northern Arizona Radiology offices are conveniently located on the first floor of the Physicians and Surgeons Building, just north of the hospital on the SE corner of Forest Ave and Beaver St. Free on-site parking is available. Please be aware that there are three (3) NAR offices. Check-in at the suite appropriate for the exam you are having performed. See below.

Suite 101, to the right as you enter the building: Mammography, Women’s Ultrasound, & Breast Biopsies

Suite 105, down the hall on the right as you enter the building: MRI

Suite 102, just to the left as you enter the building: X-Ray, General Ultrasound, CT, PET/CT, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine & Interventional procedures

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays by Scheduled Appointment.