This program is a life-changer. We really are saving lives.
MERIDEN, Conn. (PRWEB) May 06, 2020
For 65 years, Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC has been a leader in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. The large radiology practice is one of the first providers in the United States to offer a high-risk screening program within Advanced Women’s Imaging at all of their Connecticut locations.
Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC has partnered with Navagen Health Partners to provide patients knowledge of their genetic cancer risk through the "Give a Spit" Campaign.
Patients can easily access a 5-minute online cancer risk assessment from the Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC website and be sent their breast cancer risk score via email.
If a patient is found to be at increased risk for breast cancer, Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC will connect him or her with a certified genetics counselor from the comfort of their home or via phone at the time of their mammogram.
If the patient prefers, a paper questionnaire can be completed at the time of her mammogram. Based on the results of the assessment, patients will be provided additional diagnostic testing recommendations.
Patients at elevated risk can provide a saliva sample in-office or opt to have an at-home testing kit mailed to them by Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC. Once the sample is received, it takes about six weeks to analyze before a nurse practitioner reviews the results and next steps with the patient in-person or virtually.
"This program is a life-changer. When we identify women and their families at higher risk for cancer, there are things we can do to lower those risks or prevent the cancer from actually occurring. We really are saving lives," says Meghan Burgess, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP, Director of Screening & Preventative Services at Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC.
To schedule a mammogram or learn more about genetic testing, contact Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC by phone at 203.694.8879.