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Congratulations to Dr. Lund, UW Medicine - Valley Medical Center's New Chief of Staff!

Philip L. Lund, M.D., F.A.C.R., has been elected to serve as UW Medicine - Valley Medical Center's Chief of Staff for a two year term. Dr. Lund, formerly Vice Chief of Staff, is president of Vantage Radiology. He is a practicing board certified radiologist and is fellowship trained in pediatric radiology. Read more.

        Dr. Lund in the News
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             RentonPatch.com

Interventional Radiology Clinic in Auburn Now Open!

Auburn Diagnostic Imaging Service has opened an Interventional Radiology Clinic to better meet patient needs in Auburn. Read more.

Fall "Imaging Report" Newsletter

Read the latest quarterly news from Vantage Radiology. Articles cover a variety of topics! Read more.

Dr. Klaas Named Seattle Top Doc in 2011

It is with great pride Vantage Radiology shares the accomplishment of our radiologist, Dr. Virginia Klaas. She was nominated by her peers as a Seattle Magazine's 2011 Top Doc. Dr. Klaas is listed under Nuclear Medicine. Overall, more than 10,000 nominations were submitted in 2011. Learn more at www.Seattlemag.com.

Vantage Radiology Breast MRI Facilities are ACR Accredited!

The American College of Radiology's Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Accreditation Program provides facilities performing breast MRI procedures with peer review and constructive feedback on their staff's qualifications, equipment, quality control (QC), quality assurance, MR safety policies and image quality. Facilities must submit clinical images and corresponding data for each magnet performing breast MRI examinations at their site.

Valley Diagnostic Imaging Services-Olympic Building and Washington Imaging Services, two Vantage Radiology service sites, are now ACR Accredited in Breast MRI imaging! Congratulations to our staff and radiologists that have worked so hard to obtain this accreditation by offering quality breast imaging services to our community. Currently, only nine centers are Breast MRI ACR accredited in Washington state.

Overlake's Breast Health Program Earns First National Accreditation in Seattle Area...

Bellevue, Wash. - The Breast Health program at Overlake Hospital Medical Center is the first in the greater Seattle area to receive a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Read More

5 Radiologists Selected for Inclusion in 2010 Seattle Super Doctors

Drs. Bauman, Bowen, Lund, Schoenecker and Reger have been named by Seattle's Super Doctors magazine as one of the top doctors in Renton, WA for 2010. Only five percent of the doctors in the Seattle region are named by Super Doctors.

The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Doctors, which is a service of Key Professional Media, Inc., located in Minneapolis, MN. Each year, the research team atSuper Doctors undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Key Professional Media, Inc. publishes Super Doctors lists across the country. Key Professional Media, Inc. publishes newspaper inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Doctors.

Super Doctors was first published in 2005 by Key Professional Media, Inc. Super Doctors can be found online at superdoctors.com where doctors can be searched by practice area and location.

Three Breast Imaging Fellows Join Vantage Radiology

Vantage Radiology is proud to announce the addition of three radiologists with fellowship training in breast imaging in July 2010. Grace Kalish, Vilert Loving, M.D. and Janet Silbergeld, M.D. all completed the University of Washington breast imaging fellowship in conjunction with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. As well, all three completed diagnostic radiology residency at UW. These providers join the Vantage Radiology breast imaging team led by Dr. Steve Scallon and will support women's imaging services at Valley Breast Center in Renton, Overlake Breast Center in Bellevue, and MultiCare - Auburn Medical Center. Currently, nine of twenty-seven radiologists in the practice provide professional breast imaging interpretation.

Also, in the breast imaging arena, Vantage Radiology recently partnered with Washington Imaging Services in Bellevue to provide Breast MRI professional interpretations in support of breast imaging at Overlake.

Three from Vantage Radiology Named Seattle Top Docs in 2010

It is with great pride Vantage Radiology shares the accomplishments of three of our radiologists; Dr. Scott Bowen, Dr. Kenneth Reger and Dr. Virginia Klaas. These radiologists were nominated by their peers as a Seattle Magazine's 2010 Top Doc. Dr. Reger is listed under Diagnostic Radiology, Dr. Bowen is listed under Interventional Radiology and Dr. Klaas is listed under Nuclear Medicine. Overall, more than 10,000 nominations were submitted in 2010. Learn more at www.Seattlemag.com

Vantage Radiology's Position on Screening Mammography

With the recent information in the news from the US Preventative Services Task Force on mammography screening guidelines, Vantage Radiology remains supportive of the American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines and American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines for screening mammography. Beginning at age 40, women who are not at high risk should undergo annual screening mammography examinations. Our practice urges women to not be alarmed by the recent announcement and to continue to abide by the current ACS/ACR guidelines.

Below is a statement from Otis W. Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer, American Cancer Society.

"The American Cancer Society continues to recommend annual screening using mammography and clinical breast examination for all women beginning at age 40. Our experts make this recommendation having reviewed virtually all the same data reviewed by the USPSTF, but also additional data that the USPSTF did not consider. When recommendations are based on judgments about the balance of risks and benefits, reasonable experts can look at the same data and reach different conclusions."

Overlake Breast Health Center Added to Mix, Dr. Lund Inducted as ACR Fellow, Drs. Bowen and Reger Nominated Seattle Magazine "Top Docs"

It's been an exciting 3rd quarter at Vantage Radiology with accomplishments to share. First and foremost, Overlake Breast Health Center and Vantage Radiology have partnered! Vantage Radiology will begin providing professional services at Overlake Breast Health Center in October. Radiologists will be onsite at the breast imaging center five days a week.
Physician Letter

Secondly, Dr. Phil Lund was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR Fellowship is awarded to members who have evidenced significant accomplishments in advancing the field of radiology. Dr. Lund is partner and president of Vantage Radiology.

Last but not least, Drs. Scott Bowen and Kenneth Reger were recognized among Seattle Magazine's 2009 "Top Docs" by their peers, Dr. Reger in Diagnostic Radiology and Dr. Bowen in Interventional Radiology. More than 10,000 nominations were submitted naming more than 4,050 physicians. Both physicians are partners of
Vantage Radiology.

These are wonderful achievements and we hope you will share in our excitement! Our practice values your continued support and the relationships we share. You help make all of this possible!

Covington Diagnostic Imaging Services gains MRI Accreditation from the ACR.

The American College of Radiology's (ACR) Committee on MRI Accreditation has granted accreditation in MRI imaging for Covington Diagnostic Imaging Services. Accreditation is granted when a facility has met all of the testing criteria established by the ACR Committee on MRI Accreditation for 1) clinical image quality and 2) phantom image quality.
Accreditation Letter

Dr. Reger on King 5 News

Vantage Radiology helps set standard in MRI imaging of Cervical Cord Compression.
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UW Medicine - Valley Medical Center First in U.S. to Implement Breakthrough MRI Standard with the Help of Vantage Radiology.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex condition of chronic, widespread pain affecting about four percent of people in the U.S. Another six percent have unexplained chronic, widespread pain (CWP). In a four-year pilot study at VMC, radiologists added two views of the neck... Read More

Dr. Scallon Discusses Breast MRI with King 5 News.    (ARCHIVED)

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