AMI CEO Larry Williams and his sons and marketers are visiting private homes, civic organizations, churches and any other group of women willing to listen about the latest technology in breast cancer detection, Tomosynthesis. It’s a grassroots effort that Williams is very familiar with. As a former city councilman and mayoral candidate in St. Petersburg, Florida he knows reaching the community in person is critical. He has always known that traditional 2D mammography was only 80-85% accurate and that a Catscan (CT) of the breast was a better option because it dissects tissue slice by slice as opposed to essentially an X-ray of the breast. However, performing a CT of every woman’s breast was not a viable option. For one, insurance would not pay for it. Only women with a questionable mammogram were prescribed additional diagnostic imaging. But once again, is a 2D mammogram catching suspicious tissue? Studies show it misses 30% of breast cancers so whether it even detects questionable tissue is not always guaranteed, especially in women with dense breasts which accounts for more than half of the women scanned.
But now, Williams can offer technology similar to a Catscan called Tomosynthesis which is the most advanced technology available to detect breast cancer, in fact it’s estimated to be 43% more accurate than 2D mammograms. It is still not covered by most insurance companies but for the first time is now affordable for self pay patients. Self pay is what Affordable Medical Imaging is all about, offering the same tests performed in hospitals and other independent imaging facilities at much higher price points and making them affordable if paid at time of service. This payment at time of service eliminates the billing process with insurance companies as well as billing staff and allows the test to be more affordable. AMI is all about making diagnostic imaging affordable and available to everyone who needs it.
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