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    At Pueblo Radiology, we want to earn your trust.  We are a highly respected medical practice specializing in medical imaging and interventional services.  We owe our success to providing you and your physician with excellent service, comprehensive and accurate interpretations, convenient appointment times, a pleasant clinical setting, and a friendly and courteous staff.  Welcome to our website, we hope it answers any questions and reflects our commitment to provide you with the best imaging experience possible. 






    ACR's "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question"


    When it comes to your health these days, there are so many sources of contradicting information that sorting out fact from opinion can be confusing. When things get complicated, it is vital to speak with your physician and most importantly to ask questions regarding your specific health needs.

    Recently, the American College of Radiology (ACR) published “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” focusing on various radiological procedures. Do you know what to question when it comes to your imaging needs? Read the full list here...  

    What Should I Do Now? Options for Women with Dense Breasts

         

        As of April 1st, California law mandates that all physicians notify women if their mammogram shows that they have dense breast tissue. Many doctors and patients fear that this will cause additional stress and anxiety that often comes with mention of follow-up tests.

        However in the article “Variety of Approaches When Mammograms Aren’t Enough” published in the San Francisco Chronicle, patient Judy Wellisch states she would rather know now then have a late breast cancer diagnosis, “To me, the biggest fear is the unknown." Read more...










    USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening for High Risk Individuals 

    Lung Cancer Screening

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recently issued a final recommendation concerning lung cancer screening. Based on their research of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the Task Force recommends that “adults between the ages of 55 and 80 who are at high risk for lung cancer because they are current heavy smokers or have quit within the last 15 years should be screened for lung cancer every year with a test called low-dose computed tomography.” In order to fully understand the complexity of this statement, we must first clarify it. Read more....

    Caring for Patients, not Populations; Annual Mammography Remains Recommended and Beneficial


        The results of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study have been referenced in the New York Times recently, stirring up controversy over mammography for breast cancer screening. The authors concluded that “annual mammography screening in women ages 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond a clinical physical exam.”  This is the only randomized clinical trial, amongst many over recent years, that has not demonstrated a benefit from mammography screeningRead more....






    Pueblo Radiology and Judy Dean M.D.  Affiliation

    On January 1, 2013 Dr. Judy Dean and Pueblo Radiology affiliated and created the Santa Barbara Woman's Imaging Center, located at Dr. Dean's current office at 1525 State Street.


    Our first project is bringing breast tomosynthesis to the central coast.  This cutting-edge technology promises to improve mammographic accuracy in detecting breast disease while reducing the number of callback examinations.  From the woman’s perspective, the exam is similar to a regular mammogram.  However, the resulting images are no longer in 2D, but instead a 3D volume of the breast which aids the radiologist in evaluating the overlapping and complex structures of the breast, especially in the presence of dense breast tissue.

    Other services at the center include DEXA for bone density assessment and breast ultrasound.  Breast ultrasound includes whole breast screening in addition to localized and focused scanning for areas of concern.  For patients needing breast biopsy services, our office will continue to offer stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies and aspirations.

    Breast MRI imaging and biopsy and wire placement / localization examinations will be handled at our main office at 2320 Bath Street.  Additionally, our Bath Street location will continue to provide screening and diagnostic breast imaging, breast ultrasound, and breast biopsy / aspiration services.

    We encourage you to call and schedule your next appointment at one of our two offices.  Our goal is to exceed your expectations in a professional, pleasant, and discreet office environment.