Case Study – Sinus Venosus ASD Associated With Partial Anomolous Pulmonary Venous Return

By Joshua I. Gottlieb, OMSII; Roy Gottlieb, D.O. FSCCT



The CTA study performed for pre-pulmonary ablation therapy revealed an enlarged anomalous right superior pulmonary vein draining into the superior vena cava as demonstrated on the coronal, 3D image (figure 1), and axial (figure 2) images. This anomaly is associated with a sinus venosus type atrial septal defect (SVASD) well demonstrated on this reconstructed four-chamber view of the heart (figure 3). The sinus venosus atrial septal defect (SVASD) and the partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) contribute to a left-right […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Case Studies|0 Comments

Adding Multiparametric MRI to Prostate Cancer Screening Will Save Lives and Money

In recent years, recommendations for prostate cancer screening have been caught amidst growing controversy. The utility of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, the most prominent front-line screening exam for prostate cancer has been heavily critiqued. Meanwhile, numerous men present with incurable late-stage prostate cancer while men with low-risk, indolent disease receive treatment that offers little benefit in terms of health outcomes. Prostate cancer patients and their physicians have long sought an alternative to the current standard of care in prostate cancer detection and diagnosis. Multiparametric MRI is an emerging technology that could be added to PSA-based prostate cancer screening to […]

By |June 1st, 2015|News, Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

USPSTF Recommendations Ignore Realities of Breast Cancer

Annual mammogram screening beginning at age 40 saves lives. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends less frequent screening at a later age, not because screening will not save lives, but because it will not save sufficient numbers of lives when started before age 50.

The guidelines are based on outdated, blemished data and do not evaluate cost-effectiveness or any other benefits of early detection. In fact, USPSTF states, “Screening mammography in women ages 40 to 49 years may reduce the risk of dying of breast cancer, but the number of deaths averted is much smaller than in older women and […]

By |May 12th, 2015|News, Women's imaging|0 Comments

Dr. Robert Princenthal Hosts Community Workshop on Prostate MRI

Multiparametric MRI, or prostate MRI, is a relatively new imaging procedure that offers clearer, more-detailed visualizations of the prostate gland than other imaging techniques. Rolling Oaks Radiology was an early adopter of prostate MRI. Robert Princenthal, MD, Rolling Oaks Radiology Founder and President, has since become an enthusiastic advocate for this innovative procedure in prostate cancer screening and diagnosis. He recently partnered with the Cancer Support Community to discuss the benefits of prostate MRI with the men of Ventura County.

Current Standard of Care in Prostate Cancer Screening

The current prostate cancer screening model relies on a combination of prostate-specific antigen […]

By |April 30th, 2015|News, Prostate Imaging|0 Comments

Study Compares MRI-TRUS Fusion Biopsy to Traditional Biopsy

Ongoing research has consistently shown that multiparametric prostate MRI can aid prostate cancer screening and improve detection rates. New results to a large-scale study investigating the effectiveness of MRI-TRUS fusion biopsy versus traditional TRUS biopsy demonstrate the superiority of multiparametric prostate MRI in prostate cancer detection.

MRI-TRUS Fusion Biopsy Versus Traditional TRUS Biopsy

In a study sponsored by the National Institute of Health, more than 1,000 men with elevated PSA levels were observed over a period of seven years. The purpose of the study was to investigate differences between MRI-TRUS fusion biopsy and traditional TRUS biopsy in the detection of intermediate- […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Cancer Imaging, Cancer Screening, News|0 Comments