Lunch with Pippa Hudson: A candid talk about breast imaging

Dr Salomine Theron of SCP Radiology, who recently joined Pippa Hudson in studio for a conversation about breast imaging.

Yes, going for a mammogram isn’t an experience that women relish and there are many reasons for women not to go for annual breast imaging. Do the reasons for going for an annual mammogram really outweigh these? SCP radiologist Dr Salomine Theron recently joined well-known CapeTalk presenter Pippa Hudson to have a candid discussion about…

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Women’s imaging: A focus on bone densitometry and osteoporosis

A bone densitometry scan is a special type of X-ray test used to measure the calcium content of the bone, usually in the lumbar region (the lower back) and the hips. It forms part of the women's imaging services available at SCP Radiology.

Women’s imaging is about more than mammography and breast ultrasound. It also includes bone densitometry – a medical exam that assesses bone mineral density and is used to diagnose osteoporosis. As healthcare professionals worldwide mark World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October, we answer some common questions about the disease, its diagnosis, prevention and management. What…

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Screening for breast cancer: The imaging tools we use

Mammography is one of the screening tools for breast cancer, available at SCP Radiology.

It is well known that regular mammograms are an important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. It is not the only tool, however, and a range of modalities are utilised to screen for and diagnose breast cancer. Radiologists from SCP Radiology and Dr Lizanne Langenhoven, who specialises in the treatment of breast cancer,…

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A mammogram a year? Doctors address women’s top concerns

The mammogram remains the "workhorse" of early breast cancer detection. SCP Radiology offers mammography services at 10 different locations.

The World Health Organization creates awareness around breast cancer in October. First initiated in October 1985, Breast Cancer Month has grown exponentially globally and this year is no exception. According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), it’s far better to have an early-stage diagnosis, as it results in better breast cancer treatment and…

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