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Coronary Calcium Scoring- Understanding How It’s Performed and Is It Right for You

By Ron Swanger, MD, RDC radiologist What is a CT Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring exam? A CT coronary artery calcium scoring, also known more simply as a CT heart scan or a CorCal, has become extremely popular over the past several years. The exam is painless and quick, with the scan taking about 5 minutes… Read More

RDC in the News

Dr. Kraemer was recently featured on KTVN’s Face the State to talk about breast cancer screenings―check out his interview here.

Personalized Breast Care at Reno Diagnostic Centers

One of the benefits of technology in medicine is narrowing broad population guidelines to individualize care.  In breast care imaging, new technology, including computerized density assessment, mathematical cancer risk modeling, and affordable genetic testing together form a personalized breast cancer assessment and testing strategy. At the end of each breast care appointment, you will receive… Read More

Radiologists Role in Your Healthcare

A radiologist is a medical doctor who plays a large role in your medical care. Radiologists are often referred to as the “doctor’s doctor” in healthcare circles. They play an integral role as a consultant to your physician by aiding them in selecting the proper medical imaging exams and interpreting the results. The results of… Read More

How Prior Authorization Requirements Can Delay Your Exam

I get many calls from patients frustrated because their doctor has sent over an order for their MRI, CT, ultrasound, cardiac test, or other scan and we have to schedule it out several days to accommodate for the time it takes to obtain authorization from their insurance company. Understandably, patients want to know what “authorization”… Read More

Price Shop for Medical Testing

Comparing prices for healthcare services can be time-consuming and frustrating. Now it’s easier than it used to be, if you know how to shop. Common procedures like MRIs, ultrasound, mammography, and colonoscopies can be scheduled in advance and are the most “shoppable.” Start by asking your doctor for the specific name of the exam (being… Read More

The Importance of Screening Mammography

Women often ask, “What is my risk of getting breast cancer?” Well, here’s the bad news: One out of every ten women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. There are some risk factors that you can control and some that you can’t. Lifestyle Factors That Increase Risk: Drinking alcohol–Consuming more than… Read More