Employee wellness—getting in front of disease

Medical imaging screening programs can catch disease when it is most treatable. Prime examples are mammography for breast cancer and low-dose CT for lung cancer.

Breast and lung cancer screening programs
Breast and lung cancer screening programs

Early detection means breast and lung cancer is more responsive to treatment and those treatments are less aggressive.  

Our practices have worked with their clinical colleagues and their hospital and health system partners to develop comprehensive breast cancer and lung cancer screening programs that provide coordinated diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up surveillance.  
Radiologists play an important role in the process by detecting signs of disease, accurately diagnosing the disease, reporting their findings to their clinical colleagues, and the use of medical imaging to follow up treatment using evidence-based protocols. 

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Diagnosis: Screening high-risk individuals at appropriate intervals for the appropriate duration using the appropriate technology
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Report: Careful assessment of findings, evidence-based recommendation for next steps: further diagnostic work, watchful waiting, treatment
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Follow-up: Imaging surveillance to assess treatment response and following treatment to watch for recurrence with appropriate imaging tools
Employee wellness
Employee wellness

Delta Air Lines chose Strategic Radiology to provide mobile mammography screening for Delta employees at locations across the country. Initial markets include Atlanta, Ga., Salt Lake City, Utah, Hibbing, Minn., and Orlando, Fla., with plans to roll out the mobile program in other locations. 
The national program grew out of a local mobile mammography program provided for Delta employees by member practice Mountain Medical in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pilot programs data suggests the onsite screening will be the first mammogram for 20% of Delta participants.