Mammography & Breast Imaging Team
We are pleased to present our team of Mammography and Breast Imaging subspecialists. The experience and expertise they possess greatly contributes to assisting patients and their physicians in identifying and understanding breast cancers, the full range of available alternatives, treatment and care.
In a report issued by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 2006 it was noted that nationwide as few as approximately 10 percent of all radiologists were breast imaging specialists. The availability of qualified breast imagers to interpret mammograms and perform breast imaging procedures is a leading concern of all communities and their health care organizations. Worldwide, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women. It's been shown that when breast imaging specialists interpret breast studies the rate of false positives is greatly reduced (resulting in far fewer anxiety-producing “call-backs”) while the rate of actual, detected cancer is markedly increased.
The Mammography and Breast Imaging team is complemented by highly trained and experienced mammography technologists who prepare patients, operate the imaging technology and obtain the diagnostic images for the radiologists to interpret.
Currently, Dr. Christine Walsh is the only Fellowship-trained Breast Imaging Specialist in the Quad Cities.
In eastern Iowa and western Illinois, Radiology Group, PC.SC provides comprehensive breast imaging services for the following locations:
- Genesis Outpatient Imaging Centers, Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa
- Genesis Medical Center/Center for Breast Health, Davenport
- Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt, Iowa
- Genesis Medical Center/Center for Breast Health, Silvis, Illinois
- Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, Illinois