IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES – August 4, 2015
Ms. Mikulski (for herself and Ms. Ayotte) introduced the following bill: “Potecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act” or the “PALS Act”. Ensuring access to screening mammography services.
Track the status of this bill below:
September 28, 2016
New physicians bring subspecialty expertise in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, neuroradiology, MRI
HOUSTON — Four new physicians have joined Synergy Radiology Associates (SRA), the largest private radiology practice in the Houston metropolitan area. SRA is pleased to welcome Michael Richter, M.D., Elizabeth C. Robert, M.D., Anthony Rowe, M.D., and J. Yasmin Alexander, M.D.
“We extend a very warm welcome to these highly skilled and dedicated members of our radiology team,” said SRA President Walid Adham, M.D. “They reflect our ongoing commitment to provide our patients and the medical communities we serve with the best possible radiology care and services.”
Dr. Richter is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston with subspecialty expertise in interventional and diagnostic radiology; Dr. Robert, a graduate of the Louisiana State University of Medicine in New Orleans, La., has subspecialty expertise in diagnostic radiology and MRI. Dr. Rowe earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., with subspecialty expertise in interventional radiology; Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., she is subspecialty trained in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. All four are board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
September 28, 2016
Tiny plastic spheres target inoperable liver tumors in conjunction with chemotherapy
HOUSTON — Radiologists from Synergy Radiology Associates (SRA), which provides the highest level of minimally invasive expertise in the Houston metropolitan area, are performing a new, advanced treatment for inoperable liver tumors. The minimally invasive treatment, Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) or Y-90 radioembolization, can be performed along with chemotherapy.
“SIRT is an important component to the multidisciplinary approach to liver cancer, and we are excited to be able to offer it to our patients,” said SRA interventional radiologist Michael Richter, M.D. “This minimally invasive procedure has shown promising results in controlling liver cancer while maintaining a good quality of life for the patient.”
During SIRT treatment, millions of SIR-Spheres® microspheres are delivered through blood vessels directly to the tumor site.
SRA radiologists are now performing the procedure at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Most patients are usually able to go home four to six hours after the procedure, and the reported side effects are few. Most patients experience flu-like symptoms for a period of one to two weeks after the procedure. SIRT can be used for primary liver cancers as well as metastatic disease in the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancer.
“We’re always looking at new treatments that provide the most benefit for referring physicians and their patients,” said SRA President Walid Adham, M.D. “Our radiologists provide the highest level of minimally invasive expertise in Houston, and we’re pleased to help make this new procedure available to Houston area residents.”
Often used for both primary and metastatic tumors in the liver, SIR-Spheres microspheres are the only fully FDA-approved microspheres for colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver.
For more information on SIRT and other minimally invasive procedures, visit http://synergyrad.org/our-services/vascular-and-interventional. Physician practices interested in learning more about Y-90 radioembolization should contact the Synergy Radiology interventional team at 713-897-5853.
April 5, 2016
The finish line is in sight… help us win this all-important race by joining our team as we raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
One million people will participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk nationwide this year. This event is an excellent opportunity to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness of breast cancer and help fund groundbreaking breast cancer research.
Synergy Radiology Associates is recruiting team members for Making Strides of Houston… our community is doing our part and we need you to participate with us!
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 9am to 12pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Houston
Join our team: Visit our Synergy Starlets Team Page
December 22, 2015
Synergy Radiology Associates is pleased to announce that David D. Lawrence, Jr., M.D.,FACR, and Charles Soderstrom, M.D., have been appointed to serve on two committees of the Harris County Medical Society. The appointments were announced recently by Harris County Medical Society President Kim Monday, M.D.
Dr. Lawrence, who specializes in vascular and interventional radiology, has been appointed to the Health Information Technology Committee. Dr. Soderstrom, who specializes in Diagnostic Radiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), has been appointed to the Health Care Quality Committee.
Congratulations and thank you to Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Soderstrom for their dedication to the field of radiology and for representing Synergy Radiology Associates on these committees.
Established in 1903, the Harris County Medical Society is the largest county medical society in the nation, with a membership of more than 11,000 physicians and medical students. For more information on the Harris County Medical Society, visit www.hcms.org.
November 24, 2015
Synergy Radiology is honored to have won a Colorado Healthcare Communicators 2015 Silver Leaf Award for our Movember Facebook fundraising campaign, in partnership with our Denver based marketing team, Armada Medical Marketing. Synergy brought home the second place award in the single platform social media category.
Six of Synergy’s radiologists volunteered to grow a moustache over the month of November to help raise money and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer for the Movember USA Foundation. All six radiologists started the month clean shaven and then sent in weekly photos of their moustache’s progress, which were shared on Synergy’s Facebook page. Fans of Synergy’s page voted for their favorites by clicking the like button. For every like a photo got, Synergy donated a dollar to the Movember USA Foundation. With the help of our dynamic and committed Facebook fans, we raised $1,000 in 2014. Thank you for all of your help to raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause!
November 4, 2015
Memorial Hermann is advancing to greater heights and so are we! You may have noticed that Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital recently changed their name to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. The new name reflects changes in the community over the past few years as the Greater Heights neighborhood has become a thriving community in Northwest Houston.
Synergy Radiology Associates helps to provide radiology services and support at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Our highly trained and experienced team of radiologists is committed to staying on top of daily advances in imaging and is excited to be able to continue to provide the Greater Heights community with the very best patient care available in the field of radiology. We’re honored to be a part of the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital family.
April 2, 2015 | RBMA Conference
We’re so excited to have won the 2015 Bronze Quest Award for cause-related marketing at this year’s Radiology Business Management Association’s Building Better Marketing Practices Conference! Thank you to everyone who took part in our Movember Foundation fundraising campaign on our Facebook page this past November!
January 3, 2015 | Modern Healthcare | By Jaimy Lee
Three years ago, Gordon Green, then 55, rejected his primary-care doctor’s suggestion that he get screened for lung cancer.
But Green’s history of smoking a pack a day for 30 years and his doctor’s insistence changed his mind. And when his low-dose CT scan (LDCT) identified an early stage tumor in his left lung, Green underwent surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, Burlington, Mass. He has been cancer-free since. “It wasn’t so long ago that lung cancer was a death sentence,” he said.