Parker County Today October 2016 - Page 80

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 -----------------------------Myths text provided by Connie Oliver, vice president, marketing & client relations, Solis Mammography 

 Connie Oliver is a vice president with Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast imaging. Celebrating 30 years in breast imaging, Solis Mammography is a specialized healthcare provider focused on delivering women an exceptional mammography experience. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis currently operates 41 centers across six major markets – North Texas; Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Columbus, Ohio; Greensboro, North Carolina, and through its recent acquisition of Washington Radiology Associates (WRA), the D.C. metropolitan area. The company operates both wholly owned centers and multiple successful joint ventures with hospital partners. Solis Mammography (including WRA), serves more than 600,000 patients each year with highly specialized imaging services including screening and diagnostic mammography (2D and 3D), computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy. For more information, visit www., like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Studies cited in fact sheet:
1. American Cancer Society.
2. “Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection,” American Cancer Society.
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4. Sickles, AE, Wolverton, DE, Dee, KE. Performance Parameters for Screening and Diagnostic Mammography: Specialist and General Radiologists. Radiology 2002; 224-3: 861-869.