Check out the latest news from Invision Sally Jobe and Radiology Imaging Associates.
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanne Stotler at email@example.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.
07/25/2013 - Congratulations to Our 2013 Top Docs!
Radiology Imaging Associates is proud to have five of our radiologists selected as Denver's Top Docs in 5280 Magazine in 2013. Congratulations to Dr. Peter Ricci (neuroradiology), Drs. Matthew Fleishman and Andrew Fisher (diagnostic radiology), Dr. Samuel Wang (Nuclear Medicine), and Dr. Eric Malden (interventional radiology)!
07/16/2013 - Invision Sally Jobe Returns to Swedish
Invision Sally Jobe is excited to bring screening mammography back to the Swedish Medical Center campus, starting July 29th! The community is invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, July 24th between 7am and 6pm to tour our newest state-of-the-art center. Until 10am, attendees can enjoy delicious café mochas. After 4pm, we’ll be offering tasty light refreshments. We hope to see you there!
Invision Sally Jobe is Colorado’s only NQMBC (National Quality Measures for Breast Centers®) Certified Quality Breast Center. The Swedish Breast Care Program, in partnership with Invision Sally Jobe, is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
Address and hours for Invision Sally Jobe at Swedish
06/17/2013 - Extended MRI Hours Coming Soon
Starting July 1st, we are extending our hours for MRI exams at our Centrum and Lone Tree locations for your convenience! Invision Sally Jobe at The Centrum DTC will offer MRI exams until 9:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday. Invision Sally Jobe in Lone Tree will offer MRI exams until 9:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Too busy during the week? We also have Saturday services at both locations!
05/21/2013 - Osteoporosis Screening Now Available in Cherry Creek
According to the National Bone Health Alliance, asking your doctor for an osteoporosis screening is the most important step you can take to keep your bones strong and healthy for as long as possible.
Osteoporosis screening, also known as a DXA bone density test, is now available at our Invision Sally Jobe in Cherry Creek location on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays! You can now conveniently schedule a bone density test at the same time as your screening mammogram. Enjoy this facility’s spa-like setting and free on-site parking in the heart of Cherry Creek.
Invision Sally Jobe in Cherry Creek
05/15/2013 - Invision Sally Jobe on 4 News Health Watch
Following Angelina Jolie’s announcement regarding her choice to have a double mastectomy, 4 News aired a story on May 14th that talks about the impact of genetic testing and tells the story of a Colorado woman who faced the same decision. The story includes an interview with Invision Sally Jobe’s Genetic Counselor, Mary Frievogel, who discusses the power that can come from being informed.
Watch the genetic testing news story.
05/14/2013 - RIA Radiologists Inducted as ACR Fellows
Congratulations to Drs. Matthew Fleishman, Richard Obregon, and Andrew Sonin who were inducted as fellows in the American College of Radiology (ACR) at a formal ceremony during an ACR conference the week of May 5th.
The ACR is a national nonprofit association serving more than 34,000 radiologists and other medical professionals with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a member is recognition as a fellow. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching or research. Only about 10% of ACR members achieve this distinction.
05/07/2013 - Happy National Nurses Week!
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Nurses touch our lives in a variety of ways and places. They work in emergency rooms, school clinics, and medical centers like Invision Sally Jobe. Nurses faces the challenge of working with people who are often at their worst. But these dedicated individuals maintain their compassion as they focus on care, safety and education to improve the lives of the patients they serve. Say “thanks” to the nurses in your life!
04/12/2013 - Invision Sally Jobe at 9Health Fairs
Invision Sally Jobe is offering osteoporosis screening at two 9Health Fairs. We’ll be at Swedish Hospital from 7am to 12pm on Saturday, April 13th and at Sky Ridge Medical Center from 7am to 12pm on Saturday, April 20th. This screening provides you with a score that indicates your risk for osteoporosis. Your physician can then use this information to determine if you need further testing, supplements, or lifestyle changes to protect your bone health.
Stop by our booth to take advantage of our free screening. The 9Health Fairs also offer many other screenings for free or a low fee, such as blood chemistry, lung function, blood pressure, breast cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, gluten sensitivity, and Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy level. For more information, click on the link below.
03/28/2013 - MRI Scanner Installation in Lone Tree
Our new MRI scanner magnet arrived at our Lone Tree location on Saturday, March 30th to beautiful blue skies and 60 degree weather. The installation went smoothly while a crowd of onlookers watched the the slow and steady process. Our new magnet is securely in place awaiting the opening of our new location in April.
Check out the magnet installation photos.
03/28/2013 - Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in U.S. men and women combined? The good news is that 80-90% of these deaths are preventable with colorectal cancer screening. The bad news is that only about ½ of adults between the ages of 50 and 75 get screened. Everyone should begin colorectal cancer screening at age 50, possibly earlier if you’re high risk.
Learn more about colorectal cancer screening.
03/22/2013 - Invision Sally Jobe Is Coming to Lone Tree!
This spring, Invision Sally Jobe will open a new imaging center in Lone Tree. Construction of a medical imaging center is a complex endeavor, particularly when it includes an MRI as this center will. Due to the size and sensitivity of the MRI scanner, it has extensive installation requirements. Join us as we chronicle the unique construction of our new center.
Click here for more info and photos!
03/22/2013 - Changes at our Castle Rock Center
Our Castle Rock patients have asked for convenience and we’re responding! Starting on March 11, 2013, patients at Invision Sally Jobe in Castle Rock can have both a screening mammogram and a DXA exam (bone density or body composition) during the same visit. Additionally, we’re change our days and hours of service. Beginning April 29th, our Castle Rock center will be open from 8am-4:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Keep in mind that since our Castle Rock center is part of the Invision Sally Jobe network, you can have your exam there and it will be read by the same specialty, board-certified radiologists. They will be able to compare your exam results to your results from previous exams done at any Invision Sally Jobe location. Thank you for choosing Invision Sally Jobe!
Visit the ISJ in Castle Rock web page.
02/22/2013 - F.D.A. Approves Breast Cancer Drug
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones. The drug Kadcyla from Roche combines their established cancer drug, Herceptin, with a powerful chemotherapy drug. It also includes a third chemical that links the medicines together. The chemical keeps the cocktail intact until it binds to a cancer cell. It then releases the toxic chemotherapy drug to kill the cancer.
Cancer researchers say the drug is an important step forward because it delivers more medication while reducing the unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy. Learn more about Kadcyla and the main clinical trial that led to its approval in a New York Times article from February 22, 2013.
Read the New York Times Kadcyla article.
02/01/2013 - How's your Heart?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women. High risk individuals are encouraged to have a Heartscreen CT exam to evaluate the level of calcium in their coronary arteries. The presence of calcium in the coronary arteries is a reliable indicator of heart disease. Early detection is key to taking the appropriate actions to reduce your heart attack risk and protect your health.
During February, Invision Sally Jobe is offering HeartScreen CT exams, also known as coronary artery calcium scoring, for a reduced rate of $99. If you may be high risk for heart disease, speak with your personal physician to get a referral for this exam, then call 720-493-3700 to schedule an appointment.
Get more info.
01/16/2013 - Dr. Google?
The Pew Internet and American Life Project has found that while most Americans go online for health info, they still rely on their doctors for treatment and guidance. Americans use the internet to self-diagnose, fact-check, prepare for doctors’ appointments, and follow-up on doctors’ appointments. We research our own health conditions as well as those of relatives.
Using the internet for health information is a natural extension of how people use search engines to find so many other things. Invision Sally Jobe believes it’s important to offer reliable and useful information regarding our exams and health conditions on our website. We hope our patients find our website informative and user-friendly.
Learn more about the Pew research.
01/09/2013 - Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) Fertility Test
A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an exam that looks at the condition of the uterus, fallopian tubes and abdominal area around them. It is primarily used to determine reasons why a woman may have difficulty becoming pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. It is also done for women who have had tubal ligation or permanent contraceptive devices implanted into the fallopian tubes to verify the effectiveness of these procedures.
Invision Sally Jobe offers this procedure at our imaging center in Littleton.
01/03/2013 - Screening Exam Recommendations
Are you uncertain about which screening exams you should have and at what age you should start them? We’ve just added some info to our website that may help! Under our “Health Screenings” section, you’ll find surveys that guide you through the process of determining the screening recommendations that may be appropriate for you for breast and colorectal cancers. Of course you’ll need to discuss the survey results with your personal physician to ensure they’re the correct fit for you.
Check out our new surveys!
11/29/2012 - Dr. Barke Speaks at RSNA
Many RIA radiologists are leaders in their fields and often educate their colleagues and other healthcare professionals on topics within their specialties.
Dr. Lora Barke, Medical Director of Invision Sally Jobe Breast Centers, presented a lecture, "Breast MR Cases: Challenging Diagnostic Cases," on November 28, 2012 at the Radiologic Society of North America's 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago. The conference features industry leaders and breakthroughs in medical imaging.
11/28/2012 - Double Mastectomy Study
A study completed by Dr. Sarah Hawley, an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, indicates that the benefits of a double mastectomy in patients with breast cancer in one breast may not outweigh the risks for many of those patients.
Learn more about the study findings.
10/30/2012 - 7News Interview with Mary Freivogel
Mary Freivogel, a certified genetic counselor at Invision Sally Jobe, recently spoke with 7News about how women can identify and reduce their risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Click on the link below to listen to Mary’s interview and learn more about genetic testing.
7News Genetic Counseling Interview
10/18/2012 - Free Women’s Health Symposiums on October 13th & 20th
Join us at HealthONE’s Healthy Indulgences – A Women’s Symposium, A Day for You on October 13th or October 20th. These special events will feature free screening exams and presentations from local healthcare professionals on women’s health topics.
Dr. Lora Barke, Medical Director of Women’s Services at Invision Sally Jobe, will present “Breast Cancer: Prevention, Cures and Options” with Dr. Jeremy Williams from 10:30am-11:15am at the October 20th symposium. We hope you’ll join us.
10/11/2012 - 2012 Race for the Cure Thank Yous
Thank you to the 110 individuals who joined the Invision Sally Jobe team for the 2012 Komen Race for the Cure. We appreciate your support! We would also like to thank our generous sponsors whose contributions to our team helped us raise $1500 for this worthy cause.
Check out our sponsors.
10/03/2012 - 9News Interview with Dr. Lora Barke
Dr. Lora Barke, a radiologist at Invision Sally Jobe and expert on breast health, recently spoke with 9News about the importance of mammograms and promising new research. Click on the link below to learn more about screening options and the future of breast cancer treatment.
9News Breast Cancer Interview
10/03/2012 - Breasts of Colorado
Invision Sally Jobe is proud to participate in the Breasts of Colorado project to raise money for Sense of Security, an organization which assists breast cancer patients while they are going through treatment. In addition to making a donation, Invision Sally Jobe has sponsored a model and artist to cast and paint a bust. The bust will be on display at the fountain at the Englewood City Center after the Race for the Cure on Sunday, October 7th.
Local artist, Charles Parson, painted the bust as a tribute to the Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado, which were named “Wahatoya, “ or “nature’s breasts,” by Native Americans.