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07/27/2015 - Mary Freivogel Named President-Elect of NSGC

Mary Freivogel, MS, CGC, of Radiology Imaging Associates and Invision Sally Jobe was recently named the 2016 president-elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)! Mary developed and implemented Invision Sally Jobe's genetic counseling program, the Risk Assessment and Prevention Program (RAPP), which provides patients with a detailed assessment of their risk for breast and other types of cancer. Patients can also learn options to detect cancer early, if not prevent it altogether.

Mary also helped establish the Denver chapter of Bright Pink, the only national, nonprofit organization with an exclusive focus on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in high-risk young women. Mary not only "walks the walk," she "runs the run," so to speak. An avid runner, she has completed numerous marathons and races for this very worthy cause. We are proud of Mary's many achievements and honored to offer her nationally recognized expertise to the Colorado community!

06/11/2015 - 'Take Steps' to support those with IBD!

Approximately 1.4 million Americans, including thousands right here in Denver, live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). You can literally take steps to support them by participating in the Take Steps Walk on Saturday, June 20, in City Park! In addition to a short stroll through the park, this FREE event will be filled with food, music, local entertainment, activities for the kids and fun for the whole family!

We welcome the community to join our team and walk with us! To register and/or donate, simply click on the link below. You can also register at the walk, starting at 4 p.m. near the Pavilion. The walk will begin at 5 p.m. We hope to see you for this fun and philanthropic evening in the park!

05/29/2015 - Invision Sally Jobe-RIA radiologists earn prestigious FACR recognition!

One of the highest honors the American College of Radiology (ACR) can bestow on a radiologist is recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR). Dr. Kristin Freestone, who specializes in body imaging and musculoskeletal radiology, and Dr. Kay Lozano, also a musculoskeletal radiologist, were recently awarded this prestigious title. Only about 12 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.

We are thrilled to congratulate them on this milestone career event and proud to offer their expertise to our patients!

05/21/2015 - Recognizing stroke symptoms F-A-S-T can save your life!

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A local 43-year-old stroke survivor and expectant father recently had the rare opportunity to thank the medical team who saved him, including Dr. David Loy of RIA Neurovascular at Swedish Hospital. Click on the link below to see the heartwarming story and learn how recognizing stroke symptoms F-A-S-T can help save the life of you or someone you love!

All imaging exams performed at Invision Sally Jobe are read by RIA radiologists. We're proud to offer their expertise and commitment to quality care to our patients!

05/20/2015 - Invision Sally Jobe genetic counseling patients on NBC Nightly News!

NBC Nightly News recently told the stories of two Denver women who received genetic counseling at Invision Sally Jobe due to a family history of breast cancer. One received news she wasn't expecting. More importantly, she learned what she can do about it.

See these brave women's journeys by clicking on the link below. Learn more about Invision Sally Jobe's Risk Assessment and Prevention Program (RAPP): http://www.riainvision.com/counseling/. If you have questions regarding genetic counseling, please call 720-493-3229 or e-mail rapp@riaco.com. To schedule a visit with one of our certified genetic counselors, call us at 720-493-3700. We are here for you!

05/19/2015 - Invision Sally Jobe to be featured on the NBC Nightly News!

Invision Sally Jobe's genetic counselors, Mary Freivogel and Jessamyn Nazario, will be featured on this evening's NBC Nightly News at 5:30 p.m. MDT! Tune in to learn more about how genetic testing can inform and ultimately empower patients.

We are proud and honored to offer this nationally recognized expertise to the Colorado community!

05/12/2015 - Support breast cancer screening and women's health!

Seventeen million women could lose insurance coverage for mammograms and an estimated 6,500 additional women could die of breast cancer each year if controversial new breast cancer screening recommendations are adopted. Though one in six breast cancers occur in women in their forties, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) -- an advisory group that does not include any breast specialists -- is recommending mammograms starting at age 50 and continuing every other year until age 74.

These guidelines diverge from those of the American Cancer Society and numerous respected cancer specialists who unanimously advise women to begin yearly screening mammograms at age 40 -- and even earlier if they have risk factors such as a family history of breast cancer. The USPSTF is accepting public comment on the draft recommendations through May 18. Click on the link below to submit your comment and support women's health!

Click here by 8 PM EDT MAY 18 to submit your comment!

04/20/2015 - Controversial Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Not in Women's Best Interests

Local breast cancer experts, as well as the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology, agree women should begin annual screening mammograms at age 40 -- contrary to a newly released draft of breast cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Breast cancer physicians strongly feel these guidelines, if adopted nationally, would result in missed diagnoses in younger women and more advanced cancers at all ages.

Learn more about the USPSTF recommendations by clicking on the link below. To comment on the proposed guidelines, please visit: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Announcements/News/Item/public-comment-on-draft-recommendation-statement-screening-for-breast-cancer. Learn more about mammography and breast cancer: http://www.mammographysaveslives.org.

Read about the USPSTF recommendations here.

03/10/2015 - 3D Mammography Coming to Golden

Invision Sally Jobe, a nationally recognized leader in women’s imaging and the first breast center in Colorado to offer 3D mammography, is providing this revolutionary screening technique at our state-of-the-art facility in Red Rocks Medical Center, 400 Indiana St., Golden, beginning this month!

Read the press release.

02/03/2015 - February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.?In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds, and each minute, someone in the U.S. dies from a heart disease-related event. That amounts to about 600,000 people dying of heart disease in the U.S. every year -- that's 1 in every 4 deaths.

Cardiac Artery Calcium Scoring, or Heartscreen CT, shows if there is calcification in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. The presence of calcium in these arteries is a reliable indicator of coronary artery disease. Through February, this quick, simple exam is being offered for just $99 at our Hampden Place location. Talk to your doctor about whether Heartscreen CT is right for you. Then call 720-493-3700 to schedule an appointment. Take 15 minutes today to add years later!

Learn more about Heartscreen CT and heart disease.

01/26/2015 - Invision Sally Jobe Leads the Way in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Invision Sally Jobe is Colorado’s only AIUM® (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine)-accredited provider of diagnostic Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound! To receive this prestigious designation, facilities must undergo a comprehensive and rigorous review to ensure they meet the highest standards in clinical excellence and patient care.

We are proud and honored to offer this caliber of expertise and service to the Colorado community! Useful in evaluating arthritis and sports injuries, this innovative technology can diagnose a wide range of conditions. Talk to your doctor about whether MSK ultrasound is right for you.

Learn more about MSK ultrasound.

01/25/2015 - ISJ Is Colorado's Only AIUM-Accredited Provider of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Invision Sally Jobe recently became the only medical imaging provider in Colorado accredited by the AIUM to offer diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.

This accreditation is a peer-reviewed process recognizing Invision Sally Jobe's board-certified musculoskeletal radiologists and sonographers as consistently demonstrating a high level of expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Read the press release.

01/16/2015 - 3D Mammography Praised in Time Magazine

Time Magazine recently named digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, one of the 11 most remarkable health advancements of 2014! Invision Sally Jobe is proud to have brought 3D mammography to Colorado as part of an early clinical trial in 2009. Remaining at the forefront of this revolutionary technology, two of our breast radiologists, Dr. Lora Barke and Dr. Luke Hoagland, have coauthored national studies on the effectiveness of tomosynthesis.

To schedule your appointment with Colorado's 3D mammography experts, call us today at 720-493-3700!

01/05/2015 - Congratulations to Our 2015 Top Docs!

Congratulations to our radiologists, Dr. Ellen Blatt, Dr. Matthew Fleishman, Dr. Eric Malden and Dr. Samuel Wang, for being named Top Doctors in the January Health edition of 5280 Magazine! Recognized for their excellence by their peers, Dr. Blatt was singled out for the second time in pediatric radiology, Dr. Fleishman for the 11th time in diagnostic radiology, Dr. Malden for the ninth time in vascular and interventional radiology, and Dr. Wang for the second time in nuclear medicine.

We are proud of their achievement and honored to offer such subspecialty expertise to our patients!

12/22/2014 - Groundbreaking Study Confirms That Neurointerventional Surgery Can Save Lives

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms that the addition of inside-the-artery clot removal is more effective than IV- administered “clot-busting” tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) therapy alone for the treatment of stroke.

These endovascular (or neurointerventional) procedures have potential life-saving benefits for almost 300,000 people in the United States who suffer a stroke with a large vessel blockage, says the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

Read more about this study.

12/08/2014 - Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Invision Sally Jobe is proud to be a cosponsor of the 23rd annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis on Sunday, December 14th, at Washington Park! The public is invited to join our team -- the more, the merrier! For event details and to register, please visit the link below, click on "Register," click on "Join a Team," and type "Invision Sally Jobe" in the team name field. Save $5 on your registration when you register by Wednesday, December 10th, and enter "ISJ2014" in the Discount Code field!

Put some jingle in your step and support those in our community with arthritis at this fun and rewarding event!

11/06/2014 - Thank You for Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness!

Thank you to the following area companies for supporting our Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising efforts! Your generosity will help fund mammograms and other health services locally as well as breast cancer research globally. Thanks again for giving and making a difference!

Atagi Plastic Surgery
Chili's Grill & Bar
EKS&H Accounting
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
Lewan Technology
Lockton Companies
Ruby Tuesday
Sipping N' Painting, Highlands studio
The Vanguard Group

10/22/2014 - Ruby Tuesday Give Back Program

Help us fight breast cancer by printing the flyer below and bringing it to Ruby Tuesday, 14100 E. Iliff Ave. in Aurora this Thursday, the 23rd, and Friday, the 24th. Twenty percent of your purchase will go directly to breast cancer research! What a fun, easy and tasty way to help make a difference! IMPORTANT: Please make sure you bring the attached flyer with you to ensure that a portion of what you spend goes toward this very worthy cause.

Thank you and hope to see you at Ruby Tuesday!

Give Back flyer

10/22/2014 - Sipping N' Painting Fundraiser to Benefit Bears of Hope

Paint with purpose! You're invited to a join us for a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Sipping N' Painting's Highlands studio, 2563 15th St., Suite 102, off Interstate 25 and Speer Boulevard. Join us to paint Milky Way -- and make a world of difference in the life of breast cancer patients!

A portion of the proceeds will go toward purchasing materials for Bears of Hope. Lovingly handmade by Invision Sally Jobe staff and other caring volunteers, Bears of Hope are given to breast cancer patients on the day of their surgery to provide comfort, support and a sense of hope. This program was started by a former patient and remains very dear to patients and staff alike.

Date: 10/26/2014
Time: 5:00pm

10/14/2014 - Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Are you or a loved one a breast cancer survivor? Please join Invision Sally Jobe and Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery for BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day on Wednesday, October 15th, at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street. Learn how breast reconstruction can enhance your quality of life and meet physicians while enjoying appetizers and cocktails. The community is welcome! Please confirm your attendance at rsvp@parkmeadowscosmeticsurgery.com.

Date: 10/15/2014
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

10/06/2014 - Martinis and Mammograms

Invision Sally Jobe and Sky Ridge Medical Center invite you to Martinis and Mammograms on Thursday, October 16th at Lincoln Medical Center at 11960 Lioness Way in Parker. Gather your girlfriends for a complimentary martini while learning about breast health. Have a free skin screening and hear first-hand from a courageous 40-year-old breast cancer survivor. Special presenters will also provide information on nutrition, stress management and more!

To see the event flyer, please click on the link below. Hope to see you there!

Martinis & Mammograms Flyer

Date: 10/16/2014
Time: 6pm - 8pm

09/25/2014 - Invision Sally Jobe in the News!

Dr. Lora Barke, medical director of the Invision Sally Jobe Breast Network, recently discussed with 9News how genetic testing is shaping breast cancer screening, breast density, additional screening options, and the importance of getting annual mammograms. See the full interview and learn more by clicking the link below.

9News Interview

09/09/2014 - 2014 Komen Race for the Cure

Do you get your mammograms at Invision Sally Jobe? Whether you’re a patient, loved one or simply someone who wants to help fight breast cancer, you’re invited to join us for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Pepsi Center!

This positive and powerful event helps women right here in our community, with 75% of the net proceeds staying in Colorado. The remaining 25% supports breast cancer research, education and scientific programs worldwide.

Join the Invision Sally Jobe Team

08/26/2014 - Do You Have Dense Breasts?

Approximately 40 percent of women do. Studies have shown that mammography can miss some cancers in women with dense breast tissue. One of our patients and Dr. Lora Barke, medical director of the Invision Sally Jobe Breast Network, recently shared with Fox News how Screening Breast Ultrasound (SBU) after a mammogram can detect cancer and save lives.

Watch the interview.

08/01/2014 - Congratulations to Our 2014 Top Docs!

Radiology Imaging Associates is proud to have four of our radiologists selected as Denver's Top Docs in 5280 Magazine in 2014. Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Fleishman (diagnostic radiology), Dr. Samuel Wang (Nuclear Medicine), Dr. Eric Malden (interventional radiology), and Dr. Ellen Blatt (pediatric radiology)!

07/31/2014 - Invision Sally Jobe at Swedish - 1st Anniversary!

Invision Sally Jobe at Swedish is celebrating its first anniversary since returning to the Swedish Medical Center campus. Fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), this warm and welcoming facility offers walk-in mammograms Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Walk in for your annual mammogram and walk out in just about 15 minutes!

Like all of our nine screening mammography locations, Invision Sally Jobe at Swedish offers a caring and compassionate clinical team, nationally recognized breast radiologists and the quality of service you expect from an NQMBC® (National Quality Measures for Breast Centers) Certified Quality Breast Center™. Walk in, call us at 720-493-3700 or request your mammogram online.

07/08/2014 - 3-D Mammography Works!

Dr. Lora Barke, medical director of the Invision Sally Jobe Breast Network and a co-author of the largest 3-D mammography study to date, recently addressed the effectiveness of this powerful screening technique as well as the controversy surrounding screening mammograms. Read her letter in The Denver Post and learn more.

06/25/2014 - RIA Radiologist, Dr. Lora Barke, Discusses Tomosynthesis on Fox News

Adding digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, to conventional mammography boosts the detection of invasive cancers by 41% and reduces false alarms, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). One of the study's co-authors, Dr. Lora Barke, medical director of the Invision Sally Jobe Breast Network, and a patient recently spoke with FOX News about how tomosynthesis provides peace of mind and saves lives.

06/24/2014 - 3-D Mammography Finds More Invasive Cancers and Reduces Unnecessary Recalls, JAMA Study Shows

Dr. Lora Barke, a breast radiologist and medical director of the Invision Sally Jobe Breast Network, recently co-authored the largest 3-D mammography study to date. The study, which includes data from Invision Sally Jobe as well as 12 other centers nationwide, looked at nearly half a million mammograms and is published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Results showed that there are clear benefits when using tomosynthesis in combination with digital screening mammography.

Invision Sally Jobe was the first breast center in Colorado to offer 3-D mammography as part of an early clinical trial of tomosynthesis in 2009 and remains the region’s foremost expert on this powerful screening technique. Learn more about the study by clicking the link below.

3D Mammography Study

06/18/2014 - "Take Steps" for Crohn's & Colitis

Invision Sally Jobe is proud to be a Ruby sponsor at this year's Crohn's and Colitis Take Steps Walk this Saturday, June 21, at City Park! After the short walk, the whole family can enjoy music, food, entertainment and activities for the kids! So, grab a friend or family member and "take steps" to support those in our community who are affected by Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. and the walk will start from The Pavilion at 5:00 p.m.

You can register for FREE by clicking on the link below. You're welcome to join Invision Sally Jobe's team, The Rumblers! You can also form your own team or donate.

06/09/2014 - Taste of the West

Invision Sally Jobe is participating in the Taste of the West, Thursday, June 12, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. (at the intersection of Wadsworth and Ohio). Enjoy scrumptious "tastes" from a variety of restaurants, caterers, microbreweries and wineries while feasting your ears on the music of Radio Disney and the PJ Zahn Band. A silent auction to benefit Youth Leadership Jefferson County will also be held.

Don't forget to swing by the Invision Sally Jobe table to say hi, grab some goodies and learn more about the services we offer at our newest location in Golden! For tickets and information, visit www.westchamber.org (link below) or call 303-233-5555. Hope to see you there -- get your taste on!

05/05/2014 - Happy National Nurses Week!

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Though nurses are officially recognized this week, these dedicated individuals deserve our thanks every day for the numerous ways they touch, improve and even save our lives. Say "thank you" to the nurses in your life!

02/19/2014 - Day of Dance - February 22nd

Be part of the biggest dance party for better health in the United States! Dance, listen to live music, participate in health screenings, and learn simple and fun ways to stay healthy Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southwest Plaza Mall, 8501 W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton. Join Invision Sally Jobe, Swedish Medical Center and Cherry Creek Dance as we welcome the entire community to dance and celebrate their health!

Day of Dance Flyer

02/12/2014 - Valentine's Day Bake Sale

This Valentine's Day, indulge your sweet tooth while supporting a worthy cause! Invision Sally Jobe and other area health care providers are holding a bake sale to benefit cancer survivors at Red Rocks Medical Center (RRMC) in Golden. Proceeds will go toward National Cancer Survivors Day, to be held at RRMC in June.

Stop by between 9am and 4pm on February 13th or 14th. Charity has never tasted so sweet - hope to see you there!

More info.

02/07/2014 - CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring Special

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women - roughly 715,000 Americans have a heart attack every year.

Through February, Invision Sally Jobe at Hampden Place is offering CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring for just $99. This 15 minute procedure, which usually costs about $200, reveals calcification in the coronary arteries, a reliable indicator of heart disease. This exam may be right for men age 45 and older and women age 55 and older if they have certain risk factors. Please click on the link below for more information.

CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring Flyer

01/16/2014 - Invision Sally Jobe Welcomes Noell Blevins

Invision Sally Jobe is happy to welcome Noell Blevins to our marketing team. She will serve as a resource for health care providers, helping to ensure that patients have the best possible experience at our 13 centers.

Noell’s favorite thing about working for Invision Sally Jobe is “the unique opportunity to interface with a diverse population of health care providers and watch as their expectations are exceeded by our clinical and professional excellence. I’m proud to represent the finest imaging network in Denver.” Learn more about the busy mother of four and our other markting account executives.

ISJ Marketing Team

10/04/2013 - Canvas and Cocktails Fundraiser

Invision Sally Jobe is delighted to announce that Canvas and Cocktails is graciously hosting a fundraiser to benefit our Bears of Hope program. This special event will be held at their Cherry Creek studio at 249 Clayton St. Attendees will learn to paint a beautiful breast cancer butterfly -- while creating a brighter picture for breast cancer patients!

Bears of Hope are handcrafted by staff members of Invision Sally Jobe's Centrum Surgical Center and other caring volunteers. These lovingly crafted bears are given to breast cancer patients on the day of their surgery to provide comfort and a sense of hope. This program is very dear to Invision Sally Jobe and our patients. Any support is greatly appreciated!

Canvas and Cocktails Event Flyer

Date: 10/15/2013
Time: 6:30pm

09/20/2013 - Breasts of Colorado Cast

Breasts of Colorado is a charity art event. Painted breast casts are donated by local organizations. These casts are sold and 100% of the proceeds benefit Sense of Security, an organization that helps people going through breast cancer treatment cover their basic living expenses.

Invision Sally Jobe donated a cast that was beautifully painted by our own Karen Brever, a talented artist on the ISJ Centralized Scheduling team. Karen’s inspirational design depicts the restriction of breast cancer and the ability to flourish again through faith, hope and love.

Learn more about Breasts of Colorado.

09/12/2013 - Invision Sally Jobe Receives 2013 Best of Parker Award

The Parker Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Parker area. Invision Sally Jobe at Lincoln Medical Center is honored to have been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Best of Parker Award in the Doctors & Clinics category.

Read the press release.

09/09/2013 - Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women

The findings of a new study, published on September 9, 2013, indicate that breast cancer screening saves lives, particularly for women in their 40s. The use of annual mammograms for screening women between 40 and 49 has been controversial, particularly in the last few years.

To address this controversy, researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston conducted an analysis of the value of mammography screening using a technique called "failure analysis." This technique evaluates breast cancer cases backward from death, in order to determine correlations at diagnosis. The study results support the use of annual mammograms for breast cancer screening in women in their 40s.

Read more about this study.

09/06/2013 - Help Needed for Our Bears of Hope Program

The Invision Sally Jobe Bears of Hope program is seeking an experienced, intermediate-level seamstress to help sew together these handmade bears that are given to breast cancer patients on the day of their surgery. All supplies, instructions, patterns, materials, etc., are provided. It takes about 90 minutes to sew a bear. This program is very dear to us and our patients. Any help is greatly appreciated!

For more information, please contact Judy Chavez at judy.chavez@riaco.com or Jeanne Stotler at jeanne.stotler@riaco.com, or call 303-290-0600 x277. Thank you!

08/15/2013 - Invision Sally Jobe to Open a New Center at Red Rocks

Invision Sally Jobe is opening a full service imaging center, conveniently located at Red Rocks Medical Center in Golden, at the end of August. This outpatient facility will offer high quality, affordable and convenient imaging services for area physicians and their patients. Services will include MRI, CT, screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, NIVA, DXA and X-ray from some of Colorado’s most skilled and well-respected radiologists.

Invision Sally Jobe at Red Rocks opens in partnership with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in an effort to extend the experience and expertise of Invision Sally Jobe throughout the Front Range. Invision Sally Jobe is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Press Release