April 7, 2017

Radiation for Breast Cancer Treatment – Why Less Is More

By W. Mark McCollough, MD Mission Radiation Oncology Due to a revolution in knowledge of DNA and molecular signatures of tumors, the selective use of cancer treatment such as radiation therapy is evolving toward a trend where less is more. In turn, the “Choosing Wisely” approach used by experts at Mission Health can limit treatment, […]

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September 21, 2016

Gentle Imaging – How Mission Protects Our Youngest Patients

The pictures used to diagnose and treat medical conditions today are so advanced, we can spot irregularities in a beating heart or find internal injuries. “It used to be the prettier, more detailed the image, the better,” said Bret Sleight, MD, Pediatric Radiology Medical Director, Mission Hospital. Yet more detailed images come with higher radiation […]

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July 15, 2015

5 Common Diagnostic Tests

Radiology terms can seem like an alphabet soup of confusion to the average person. Some common questions people may ask about diagnostic testing are what’s the difference between a CT scan and a PET scan? Why would you need an MRI instead of an X-ray? Bryon Dickerson, MD, president and CEO of Asheville Radiology Associates […]

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