vRad’s Arlene Sussman, MD to Speak at 2015 Medical Imaging Spring Symposium at Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Southeastern Regional Medical Center

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Lecture to Focus on Breast Imaging Within Oncology

Arlene Sussman, MD

Radiology for post-treatment cancer patients has special requirements, especially for women treated for breast cancer because of the risk for repeat occurrences.

vRad (Virtual Radiologic), the nation’s leading radiology practice and largest telemedicine company, announced that Medical Director Arlene Sussman, MD will be giving a lecture to an audience of physicians, technicians and other clinical staff at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)’s Southeastern Regional Medical Center on Saturday, May 2, in Atlanta.

The lecture, entitled “Radiology of the Post-treatment Patient,” will discuss how to identify expected findings in mammogram, ultrasound and MRI images following surgical or oncologic treatment of breast cancer. The lecture will also discuss how to distinguish between scar tissue and recurrence, as well as differentiate between post-treatment change and residual cancer.

“Radiology for post-treatment cancer patients has special requirements, especially for women treated for breast cancer because of the risk for repeat occurrences,” said Dr. Sussman. “As the number of breast-cancer survivors increases, there is a need to formalize and enhance patient management and monitoring after treatment. I am pleased to have the opportunity to share and discuss these issues at CTCA. This kind of forum encourages collaborative instruction and discussion and is a testament to CTCA’s desire to continue to educate its staff. Such initiatives allow CTCA to continue to provide exceptional clinical care and highly personalized patient experiences.”

About Dr. Sussman
Dr. Sussman is a highly regarded breast imaging specialist and leading voice on issues related to breast cancer and breast health. She is a frequent expert contributor to news organizations, including CNN, and serves as a National Organization for Women radio talk show guest speaker. She has received numerous accolades in recognition of her commitment to her profession and to breast cancer education. She was voted “Woman of the Year” by the Long Island (NY) Women of Substance, by Distinction magazine, and by Brookhaven Memorial Hospital (Suffolk County, NY).

As director of the vRad Breast Imaging program—consistent with her more than 20 years of dedication to breast cancer education and awareness—Dr. Sussman is responsible for a program that seeks to ensure that high-quality breast imaging expertise is available to facilities across the country—regardless of their size or location.

A graduate of Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Sussman has trained at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and New York University Hospital. She previously served as director of the Department of Radiology, Outpatient Division at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and as director of Women’s Imaging at Winthrop University Hospital. She is a member of the Long Island Radiological Society and Society of Breast Imaging.

About vRad
vRad (Virtual Radiologic) is the nation’s leading radiology practice and largest telemedicine company with over 350 U.S. board-certified physicians, 75% of whom are subspecialty trained. We interpret over 5 million patient studies annually—and process over 1 billion images on the world’s biggest and most advanced teleradiology PACS—for our 2,100+ client hospital, health system and radiology group facilities. A winner of Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Award for Medical Imaging Analytics (North America) and a leader in imaging analytics, vRad provides access to the only radiology patient care benchmarking platform (vRad RPC Index) with 30 million+ patient studies, growing at 400,000 studies per month. vRad’s clinical expertise and evidence-based insight help clients make better decisions for the health of their patients and their imaging services. For more information, please visit http://www.vrad.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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