Diagnosing Memory Loss – Knowledge is Empowering

We understand that neurodegenerative disease causes lots of stress and anxiety, which is why we are here to help.

Finding Answers

Here at Sand Lake Imaging, we understand how stressful a cognitive disease can be for both you and your family. One in six women develop Alzheimer’s in old age as well as one in eleven men. Especially with higher rates of Alzheimer’s in women than men, we want to get you the most accurate and clear scans as the best women’s imaging center in Orlando. As Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is recognized in June, we want to help answer some of the unknowns and questions you may have. We believe that knowledge is power and our team of specialists can provide a variety of scans to give you the answers you deserve.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases are neurodegenerative disorders that impact your neurotransmitters in different ways. They cause various symptoms including memory loss or decline in motor skills. Each part of the brain has a different function, so these varied symptoms depend on what region the disease affects. Alzheimer’s affects the areas of the brain focused on memory and language. In the areas that control movement, Parkinson’s disease inhibits dopamine production preventing your brain from communicating with your body. While Alzheimer’s leads to cognitive impairment, patients with Parkinson’s may not always develop dementia, a general decline in mental ability. Currently, we can perform a PET scan to see indications of both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Each Line of Progression with Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Disease: Mild- Severe

Mild (early stage)

  • Issues with recalling names
  • Problems performing tasks in group settings
  • Trouble planning-organizing
  • Misplacing objects
  • Forgetting newly learned information

Moderate (middle stage)

  • Forgetting memories
  • Changes in mood (often more withdrawn) and behavior (seen in repetition)
  • Confusion about time and location
  • Changes in sleep patterns

Severe (late stage)

  • Loss of independence in daily activities
  • Decreased awareness of experience and location
  • Decreasing mobility
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Increasing vulnerability to disease

Parkinson’s Disease: Hoehn and Yahr scale

One and Two (early stage)

  • Tremor and rigidity
  • Changes in posture and gait
  • Facial expression changes
  • Daily tasks are independent but more challenging

Three (middle stage)

  • Loss of balance
  • Slow movement
  • Falling is more common
  • Daily activities are independent, but significantly impaired

Four and five (advanced stage)

  • Requires a walker or wheelchair for mobility
  • Stiffness in all parts on the body
  • Loss of independence in daily activities
  • May experience hallucinations or delusions among other non-motor symptoms

What to Expect for Your PET Scan

The procedure begins with an injection of small amounts of radioactive tracer. It will cling to the clusters in question for the scan to detect. This is relatively painless, so do not worry. We will then have you lie down onto a table that will slide you into the PET/CT scanner. Because you are in this position for an extended amount of time, some patients have found this period uncomfortable. Our technologists will do everything we can to make you comfortable.

Cognitive Impairment Beyond Alzheimer’s

Cognitive impairment is not associated with a single disease or cause, despite Alzheimer’s accounting for a majority of diagnoses. Some other causes include: stroke, traumatic brain injury, and developmental disabilities. A cognitive impairment diagnosis does have a larger range. It is described from mild to severe with symptoms for MCI including noticing your memory slip and severe cognitive impairment including the loss of independence and comprehension. Please reach out to a doctor if you have any concerns. Some other symptoms may include:

  • Trouble remembering people/places or recalling memories
  • Issues concentrating or learning new things
  • Feeling overwhelmed by decision making
  • Failing to exercise proper judgment in  an emergency
  • Mood and behavior changes

What to Expect for Your MRI Scan

Our advanced technology has allowed us to cut the standard scan time in half, so your scan should take approximately 10-15 minutes, making us the Orlando’s best MRI imaging center. We will then have you change into a hospital gown. Now, we will insert an IV into your arm and have you lie down on the table for the scan. From there, the table will move into the MRI machine. You will need to lie very still for the images.

On a side note, avoid wearing jewelry that can interfere with the exam. If you wear hearing aids, we will ask you to remove them for the scan. If you have a pacemaker of aneurysm clips, you cannot receive an MRI. We can provide you with medicine if you are anxious or claustrophobic, but you will need to have someone drive you home.

Life After Your Diagnosis

We know the days after a diagnosis can be challenging and full of questions and emotions. Find some support there are many people with common experiences out in your community or online. Both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s have understanding online communities and local events. The Alzheimer’s Association even provides a hotline at 1.800.272.3900. Be prepared to make more long term decisions with your family involving care and treatment. Know that you also have a team of doctors here to help you along with family and friends.

For any questions or concerns, please contact either of our offices at (352) 753-2660 or (407) 363-2772. If you would like to schedule an appointment, you can streamline your visit online here with us today!

Our Focus: Being the Best Women’s Imaging Center in Orlando

Our Women’s Imaging team is dedicated to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations. We focus on providing you the best scans.

Sand Lake Imaging Cares

Sand Lake Imaging provides the highest quality digital imaging for various breast-specific procedures. Early detection increases treatment options vastly, and we want to help you gain the best care possible with our scans. Breast care can begin in the privacy of your own home. A Self Breast Exam is a great, routine way to familiarize yourself with your body, so you can get a feel for what is normal for you. We created a guide and video to make this exam as simple and straightforward as possible. If you feel anything unusual or are in need of your annual mammogram, you can also schedule an appointment with us online today.

Our women’s health team specializes in more than just mammograms. Ultrasounds are another large part of our care here at Sand Lake Imaging. For the most accurate picture possible, we choose an advanced integrated ultrasound machine, the Siemens Acuson S2000 Ultrasound. Another test we offer to make sure your little one is happy and healthy is the Nuchal Translucency Screening Test. This test measures the clear tissue at the back of your baby’s neck which can be used to determine if you want a chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis test. We want to get you the answers you need through our screenings, so you and your family can get the help you need.

Sand Lake Imaging also provides scans for other aspects of your health. Did you know that women are just as likely to suffer from heart disease as men? Heart diseases affect women differently, which is why we provide Coronary Calcium Scorings, CT Angiographies, and Vascular Ultrasounds in our Women’s Imaging department. These scans look into calcium build up and blood flow. We want to help diagnose vascular and heart issues, so you can get the treatment you need.

Women are largely affected by decreasing bone mass in old age which is why we provide a Bone Density Test.This low-dose x-ray scan can help diagnose conditions like osteoporosis. We pride ourselves in being the best women’s imaging center in Orlando because of the variety of clear and accurate exams we provide that are designed specifically for women.

Technology and Treatment

Here at Sand Lake Imaging, we aim to provide the best scans for our patients. We are able to do this with the latest technology available: the Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine. For your convenience, we are able to perform your breast MRI in 10 to 15 minutes rather than the standard 30 to 45 minutes. Accuracy also improves because we run the scan at 3T (teslas) compared to 1.5T used elsewhere. Using a higher magnetic field over a shorter time provides more accurate readings making us Orlando’s best MRI Imaging Center.

We also use the latest mammogram technology: the Hologic Selenia Dimensions Tomographic Mammography system. Digital mammography provides a 3D image with a clearer screening than x-ray mammography. Clearer screenings provide our radiologists a better image of your breast tissue and a more confident diagnosis for you.

In addition to the Breast MRI and Digital Mammography, we perform three different types of biopsies. They include Stereotactic breast biopsies (done with an x-ray), MRI-guided breast biopsies, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. We aim to offer accurate, convenient exams that get you the answers you need.

Comfort and Accessibility

Our priority is your comfort. We understand that these exams cause anxiety, so if you have any questions or concerns, you may reach any of our offices at (352) 753-2660 or (407) 363-2772. Language should never be a barrier in health care which is why many of our team members are bilingual. Our goal is to make you feel at home from the moment you enter our facilities. It is our comforting staff that makes Sand Lake Imaging the best women’s imaging center in Orlando.

Providing care to everyone in need is a large part of our mission here at Sand Lake Imaging. Through our “Get A Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative, we work with Shepherd’s Hope to provide one free mammogram to an uninsured or underinsured woman for every mammogram scheduled during the month of October. We also promote accessibility with a fair price. As an independent facility, we have fewer administrative costs than hospitals which allows us to offer the same procedure for less.

Navigating Sand Lake Imaging is much simpler than a big hospital’s. There are no ramps and maps to decipher, just a walk in from the parking lot. We want to make your experience as quick and hassle-free as possible through online scheduling. Why is Sand Lake Imaging the best women’s imaging center in Orlando? Streamline your appointment here and find out for yourself!

Your Choice, the Clear Choice: Sand Lake Imaging

Our team of doctors is here to help you. We want to provide you with not only the best care but also the best experience. Choose a clinic that cares, choose Sand Lake Imaging.

Know Your Options

Did you know that as a patient, you can choose where your doctor refers you for future treatment? Here at Sand Lake Imaging, we want you to know your options because many patients are unaware of this choice. Hospital systems are corporations looking to keep patients within their business. Doctor’s referrals are considered a vital source of revenue and in some cases, they are pressured to refer internally, which may not be your best fit. This is why it is vital that you understand your options. One option available to all patients is the option to be referred to an Independent facility, as they offer many benefits.

A Fair Price

One of the benefits that independent facilities offer is that they often cost much less than hospitals. Independent facilities have lower costs due to fewer administrative costs that hospitals must cover, so these charges tend to roll over to the patient’s bill. Hospitals also have the power to negotiate with insurance companies, attaining higher rates. Combined, these two added costs can nearly double the price of a procedure at a hospital. By choosing an independent facility, your insurance company will pay less, meaning lower premiums for you.

At Your Convenience

Independent facilities offer hours that cater to your life. Here at Sand Lake Imaging, we offer evening and Saturday appointments to make scheduling easier than ever. Our goal is to make your experience as worry-free as possible not only with schedules but also upon arrival. We have easy suburban commutes and no confusing parking ramps. Instead, you only have a quick walk from your parking space.

Specialization Means Personal Care

Independent facilities offer discipline-specific care, which means their physicians are experts in this area of medicine. At Sand Lake Imaging, we specialize in diagnostic radiology with a large focus on Women’s Imaging. Nationally accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, we put a large focus on providing a variety of exams, including biopsies, MRIs, and mammograms. 3-D Hologic Digital Tomosyntheses, dubbed 3-D Mammography, is life-saving technology; it contributes to a much higher early detection rate with clearer images in a shorter procedure. We also provide Orlando’s best MRIs for breasts and three kinds of breast biopsies.

Exceeding Your Expectations

Our specialization is not our limit. For men and women alike, we provide many different screenings and procedures.
Some Procedures we perform include:

  • Interventional Radiology procedures including biopsies, anthograms, and aspirations.
  • Diagnostic Imaging scans like x-rays, 64-slice CT scans, and 3T MRIs.
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging, a screening option which uses trace amounts of radioactive material. These scans cover a wide range of procedures from a full skeletal scan to gastrointestinal (GI) scan.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality scan for your needs while ensuring your comfort and care during your visit. As an independent clinic, we are able to we provide care tailored to you with affordable prices and convenient hours. When it comes to your imaging needs, we hope you choose Sand Lake Imaging.

Next time you need a medical scan choose Sand Lake Imaging. Streamline Your Visit online at any of our three convenient locations. We are here to ease anxiety, so if you have any questions please call us at any of our locations.

Lady Lake and the Villages: (352) 753-2660
Orlando/Maitland: (407) 363-2772

Orlando’s Best MRI Imaging Center

Technology and Convenience

Sand Lake Imaging is proud to be Orlando’s best MRI imaging center. We want to make your MRI scan as quick and easy as possible. Our technology, the Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine, allows us to perform the exam in 10-15 minutes rather than 30-45 minutes like some of our competitors. A higher magnetic field creates more accurate readings. For this reason, we perform our MRI’s at 3T compared to 1.5T used elsewhere. Our technology allows for your convenience with quick quality scans.

Breast MRI Specialty

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to women’s imaging. This is why we offer a variety of breast imaging examinations in Orlando including mammograms, biopsies, and of course MRI’s. This specialization allows for improved expertise in our staff and technology. For your comfort, we have tables with cup-like indentations that are surrounded by coils, which take the images and send the data to a computer for our radiologists. Their specialized experience in breast imaging allows for better identification of tumors sooner enabling better treatment. Our MRI technologists have undergone specific training and education in order to become certified. We are here to provide the best scans current technology and knowledge allow.

Other Diagnostic MRI Scans

We also have the rest of your body covered with a variety of other MRI’s. Using the latest state of the art technology, we can now perform Multi-Parametric MRI Prostate Imaging. Easy and painless, Orlando’s best MRI scans provide clear images of internal body tissues not seen in x-rays. We are here to make the process as simple as possible. Assuming you are not receiving an intravenous contrast, you can eat and drink normally leading up to the procedure. Our Radiologists’ goal is to facilitate your treatment, so we will have a written report of your scans sent to your physician within 24 hours.

Our Comforting Staff

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your exam. Our technologist’s priority is your comfort, so you can remain still for the scans. You will be given hearing protection because the coils make a loud knocking noise as they switch on and off. Throughout the process, our technologists are in the room with you and happy to help with anything you may need. Typically, you can have a family member or friend in the room with you. Many of our technologists are bilingual speaking Spanish and English.

Sand Lake Imaging cares, and we strive to provide Orlando’s best MRI experience, making it as hassle-free as possible. If you need an MRI or have any questions, we are here to help you. Streamline your visit here or call us at any of our locations: Lady Lake and the Villages, Maitland, and Orlando at Dr. Phillips.

Better, Earlier Breast Cancer Detection for Patients

Sand Lake Imaging Offers 3D Mammogram Technology

Local Partnership with Shepherd’s Hope Continues During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to spreading Breast Cancer Awareness as a part of our “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative. #SLICares

ORLANDO, Fla. –  Sand Lake Imaging (SLI), a leader in providing the highest quality Diagnostic Radiology in Central Florida, is proud to announce the use of the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ System, the only technology available to offer the groundbreaking Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam.

“Our mammography provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for patients with results that are significantly more accurate than 2D exams alone, detecting 20-60% more invasive breast cancers than its 2D counterparts,” said Dr. Robert Posniak, women’s specialty radiologist and president of Sand Lake Imaging. “We also reduce callbacks by up to 40%, compared to 2D alone.”

This technology allows Sand Lake Imaging to offer 3D Mammograms with half the radiation of the standard 2D/3D mammogram combination with half the compression time.

Dense breast tissue can make it difficult for doctors to detect breast cancer during annual screenings, which is concerning since women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Studies show that Sand Lake Imaging’s Mammography exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. It is also FDA approved as superior for women with dense breast tissue compared to 2D, which is beneficial as nearly fifty percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense breasts.

“Mammography has been shown to save lives and is central to the marked decline in mortality from breast cancer,” said Dr. Posniak. “Sand Lake Imaging strongly encourages women to continue to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The newest technology of 3D mammography allows us to identify smaller breast cancers at an earlier stage.”

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer – the most common cancer among women. Screening mammograms can detect cancer early and help reduce breast cancer mortality. Many women in Central Florida will forgo screenings as a result of cost and/or lack of health insurance. Therefore, for the sixth consecutive year, Shepherd’s Hope and Sand Lake Imaging are partnering to provide free mammograms to women in need through their “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative held in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month of October, for each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging, the facility will donate a free screening mammogram to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient. Since 2013, Sand Lake Imaging has donated more than a thousand mammograms through this program.

“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Sand Lake Imaging that allows Shepherd’s Hope to provide local uninsured women with this essential medical exam at no charge,” said Marni Stahlman, president, and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope. “Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary and secondary medical services to the one in four Central Floridians who are uninsured or underinsured at five health center locations in Central Florida.”

For more information on how to obtain a mammogram, please schedule an appointment or contact any of Sand Lake Imaging’s three facilities.

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to providing the highest quality diagnostic radiology to the patients and physicians of Central Florida in a personal, cost-effective, and timely manner. Sand Lake Imaging has three locations throughout Central Florida serving Orlando, Maitland and Lady Lake specializing in diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, and interventional radiology.

 

MEDIA CONTACT | Shanon Larimer | shanon@larimercompany.com | (407) 900-5106

Sand Lake Imaging in Orlando Business Journal

Article by Cindy Barth  – Editor, Orlando Business Journal 

Saving lives: This local initiative helps low-income women get free mammograms

Five years ago, after a succession of uninsured female patients came to Shepherd’s Hope Inc. for their health care needs and indicated they hadn’t had a mammogram in several years, Marni Stahlman decided to look for a way to help.

The CEO of the Orlando-based nonprofit organization — which provides free primary and specialty care medical services to the uninsured — approached Dr. Robert Posniak, president of Sand Lake Imaging, about creating a unique one-for-one partnership: For each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging during the month of October, the facility would donate a free mammogram screening to one of the Shepherd’s Hope patients.

Today, Shepherd’s Hope has ordered 2,203 mammograms for its female patients, in addition to helping 879 others get more involved diagnostic mammograms after their initial screenings. The nonprofit also has had a similar relationship with Florida Hospital and its mobile mammogram unit for about six years.

Beyond the nearly $1.3 million value of the partnership, the more important impact is it’s been lifesaving for many, Stahlman told Orlando Business Journal: “One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but for those who are uninsured, this lifesaving procedure is far from reach. We’ve done 480 screening mammograms so far this year, and of that total, 239 needed further diagnostic attention.”

Dr. Robert Posniak agreed to partner with Shepherd’s Hope back in 2013

In fact, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death among women of all ages. But for the uninsured, a mammogram often is last on their list of things that need attention due to the cost involved.

Although several health care organizations have very generous offers of $30 mammograms in October, many women still are unable to juggle that cost with other basic needs, Stahlman said.

As a result, many uninsured women forgo their annual mammogram — a procedure designed to detect breast cancer early and help reduce mortality.

Skipping a mammogram can be a critical mistake, Posniak said, because a routine annual screening mammography for an average-risk woman beginning at age 40 has saved lives. “And it gives more treatment options — if diagnosed early,” Posniak said.

The need for early detection and a wider array of treatment options is something near and dear to Stahlman’s heart. Her mother battled breast cancer successfully, but it recurred when she was 73, leaving her to fight the battle once again. Stahlman’s sister also had breast cancer.

“As you can imagine, breast cancer is very personal to me,” Stahlman told OBJ. “And [getting a mammogram] is something so easy to do, yet it’s also easy to forget. We want to make sure these women don’t forget.”

Stahlman of Shepherd’s Hope (on right) supporting SLI Pink October 2018 with the Believe Scarf

Part of the reason women are being remiss about getting mammograms is due to conflicting information about the best age to start, said Dr. Lynda Frye, a radiologist/breast imaging specialist at Sand Lake Imaging. But with 21 percent of all breast cancer cases occurring before the age of 50, “you want to make sure you’re paying attention. At age 40, you’re at an average risk, which is why you should have a mammogram every year after that,” she said.

After all, a breast cancer diagnosis not only has financial and health implications for the individual, it also has serious workplace ramifications.

The National Business Coalition on Health estimated cancer’s annual cost for U.S. employers on medical care and lost productivity to be about $264 billion. That doesn’t take into account the after effects from chemotherapy and other factors that make it difficult for those dealing with the disease to work regular hours and keep up a regular schedule many times.

That’s why Stahlman gets excited when she shares results of the program. In its first year, 200-plus women got free screenings. By 2017, 480 women were helped through the partnership, and that number already has matched this year to date, Stahlman said.

Stahlman concludes, “What you find can be lifesaving. It’s one of the most important things a woman can do for her personal health.”

Dr. Lynda Frye, a radiologist/breast imaging specialist at SLI, suggests that women over 40 have a mammogram every year. (Photo Credit Jim Carchidi)

Click here to read the full article on Orlando Business Journal

This Pink October, Be the Difference

Sand Lake Imaging is partnering with Shepherd’s Hope for their sixth consecutive year to raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of Breast Cancer which is why we are kicking off this Pink October by partnering with Shepherd’s Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to health care for the uninsured. Throughout the entire month of October, we are giving free mammograms to local, uninsured women when new patients get a mammogram at any of our facilities through our “Get A Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative.

Since starting this program in 2013, Sand Lake Imaging has donated more than a thousand mammograms to women in need.

In addition to partnering with Shepherd’s Hope to help local, uninsured women receive mammograms, Sand Lake Imaging wants to encourage women to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. To show our appreciation to all our patients for choosing Sand Lake Imaging, we are also giving away this beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness scarf to any patient who has a mammogram at any one of our three facilities.

Our Women’s Imaging team is dedicated to meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations. When it comes to Breast Cancer prevention, Sand Lake Imaging is proud to use the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ System, the only technology available to offer the groundbreaking Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam that can detect breast cancer earlier and with HALF the radiation and HALF the compression time, compared to standard mammograms. This October, switch to Sand Lake Imaging to experience 3D mammograms, make a difference, and give a mammogram.

Get into Sand Lake Imaging Today! Schedule your appointment at any of our three facilities during October and we will extend this promotion through December 31st, 2018.

Learn More About Our 3D Mammography

Watch Sand Lake Imaging Featured on WFTV 

The scarf design for patients that receive a mammogram at any one of our facilities throughout the month of October.
Nancy Alvarez (WFTV), Alma Van Der Velde, and Marni Stahlman (from left to right) dressed for Pink October!

Choose 3D Mammogram Technology, Choose Sand Lake Imaging

SAND LAKE IMAGING OFFERS 3D MAMMOGRAM TECHNOLOGY

Local Partnership with Shepherd’s Hope Continues during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Sand Lake Imaging is now offering the Genius 3D Mammography exam, a more accurate way to screen for breast cancer.

ORLANDO, Fla. – (September 18, 2018) Sand Lake Imaging (SLI), a leader in providing the highest quality Diagnostic Radiology in Central Florida, is proud to announce the use of the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ System, the only technology available to offer the groundbreaking Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam.

“Our mammography provides better, earlier breast cancer detection for patients with results that are significantly more accurate than 2D exams alone, detecting 20-60% more invasive breast cancers than its 2D counterparts,” said Dr. Robert Posniak, women’s specialty radiologist and president of Sand Lake Imaging. “We also reduce callbacks by up to 40%, compared to 2D alone.”

This technology allows Sand Lake Imaging to offer 3D Mammograms with half the radiation of the standard 2D/3D mammogram combination with half the compression time.

Dense breast tissue can make it difficult for doctors to detect breast cancer during annual screenings, which is concerning since women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Studies show that Sand Lake Imaging’s Mammography exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. It is also FDA approved as superior for women with dense breast tissue compared to 2D, which is beneficial as nearly fifty percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 have dense breasts.

“Mammography has been shown to save lives and is central to the marked decline in mortality from breast cancer,” said Dr. Posniak. “Sand Lake Imaging strongly encourages women to continue to obtain their annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The newest technology of 3D mammography allows us to identify smaller breast cancers at an earlier stage.”

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer – the most common cancer among women. Screening mammograms can detect cancer early and help reduce breast cancer mortality. Many women in Central Florida will forgo screenings as a result of cost and/or lack of health insurance. Therefore, for the sixth consecutive year, Shepherd’s Hope and Sand Lake Imaging are partnering to provide free mammograms to women in need through their “Get a Mammogram, Give a Mammogram” initiative held in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month of October, for each new patient who gets a mammogram at Sand Lake Imaging, the facility will donate a free screening mammogram to an uninsured Shepherd’s Hope patient. Since 2013, Sand Lake Imaging has donated more than a thousand mammograms through this program.

“We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Sand Lake Imaging that allows Shepherd’s Hope to provide local uninsured women with this essential medical exam at no charge,” said Marni Stahlman, president, and CEO of Shepherd’s Hope. “Shepherd’s Hope provides free primary and secondary medical services to the one in four Central Floridians who are uninsured or underinsured at five health center locations in Central Florida.”

For more information on how to obtain a mammogram, please schedule an appointment or contact any of Sand Lake Imaging’s three facilities.

Sand Lake Imaging is dedicated to providing the highest quality diagnostic radiology to the patients and physicians of Central Florida in a personal, cost-effective, and timely manner. Sand Lake Imaging has three locations throughout Central Florida serving Orlando, Maitland and Lady Lake specializing in diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, women’s imaging, and interventional radiology.

 

MEDIA CONTACT | Shanon Larimer | shanon@larimercompany.com | (407) 900-5106

Understanding & Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and having a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can be a difficult transition, but Sand Lake Imaging cares. We are working to help give you the best possible resources and care needed for the loved one in your life.

 According to the Parkinson Association of Central Florida, “this year, more than 60,000 patients will be diagnosed in the United States, joining the one million people living with the disease in the U.S. and four to six million worldwide.” – Parkinson CF

As a part of our compassion campaign, SLI has partnered with the Parkinson Association of Central Florida for the month of April. Parkinson Association of Central Florida is a local non-profit dedicated to helping bring resources and information to Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake county on ways to get involved in local events, fundraisers, support groups, and other engagement opportunities near you.

Educational programs offered by the Parkinson Outreach Center

  • PD 101 What You and Your Family Should Know
  • COPE-Care Optimally Parkinson Education
  • Parkinson’s Care Consulting
  • Young Onset Parkinson’s
  • PD Care

To learn more about these programs or to make an appointment, contact the Parkinson Outreach center at 407-303-5295.

Comment and like our newest post on Facebook here for a chance to win $100 to be donated to the Parkinson Association of Central Florida, or a charity of your choice!

Click here to schedule an appointment

 

 

Central Florida Community and National Health Awareness Campaign

SAND LAKE IMAGING ANNOUNCES CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY & NATIONAL HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

ORLANDO, FL. – (Jan. 15, 2018) – Sand Lake Imaging (SLI) is proud to announce the launch of its 2018 Central Florida Community and National Health Awareness Campaign, “Sand Lake Imaging CARES.” Search for #SLICARES on social media or visit us on Facebook here.

Initiative Promotes Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment of Health Issues Impacting Lives

The Campaign, which will highlight national health awareness initiatives and partner with 12 leading non-profit community organizations, will engage patients of SLI by informing them of each individual non-profit cause, and encouraging patients to become active participants in living a healthy lifestyle. The causes will feature awareness missions including: heart and lung disease, Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, kidney disease and more.

“Our patients have choices as to who their imaging providers will be, and we want to communicate that we are a patient-centered imaging facility that cares about our patients and the communities they live in,” said Dr. Robert Posniak, partner at Sand Lake Imaging. “We believe in listening to, informing, and involving patients in their care and embracing greater patient interaction which yields greater benefits in the form of improved quality and patient safety, reduced costs, higher-value care, improved patient outcomes, and greater patient and provider satisfaction.”

The Campaign reinforces their community focus and will take a unique multi-leveled approach to reach patients throughout 2018. Kicking off the project, Sand Lake Imaging has unveiled “The Waiting Room Project” where guests will enjoy hand-painted murals by James Oleson and interactive artworks designed by psychologist, Linda Brant. The collection of three immersive art installation experiences: “A Universe Within,” “Butterfly Effects: The Power of Small Things,” and the “Window of Imagination” are housed exclusively in the Orlando location, and provide guests with a variety of interactive opportunities to engage and to learn more about the human body, and how our experiences impact our lives. In addition, representatives from each non-profit organization featured that month, will also be present at the Orlando Location on the first Wednesday of each month to answer questions and to provide supplementary information.

As the complementary piece to the “Sand Lake Imaging CARES” Campaign, SLI will further give back to the Central Florida community through their Facebook page, (facebook.com/sandlakeimagingcares.com). Each Wednesday, beginning January 10, SLI will offer a weekly Facebook contest that will promote National health awareness and allow participants who comment the opportunity to win $100 directly donated to a charity of their choice. This campaign is designed to inform all on healthy lifestyle choices, and to inspire patients to become active participants by giving back to their local communities.

“At SLI, we are deeply committed to demonstrating to our patients and to the community that we truly care,” said Dr. Stephen Bravo, partner at Sand Lake Imaging. “We care about them personally, their lifestyles, and the causes that matter to them most. Our hope for this campaign is to not only support our patients both inside and outside our offices, but to bring additional awareness to critical national causes and to continue to give back to our local community in every way that we can.”

The interactive art installations will kick off for International Creativity Month at SLI on January 15, and the full campaign will run each month through the end of 2018.

MEDIA CONTACT
Kristin Weissman
Kristin@studiokorlando.com
(407) 778-4607

MEDIA CONTACT
Shanon Larimer
Shanon@LarimerCompany.com
(407) 484-8751