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What is the BRCA test?

Nov 06, 2019

What is the BRCA test?

The BRCA gene test is a blood test that uses DNA analysis to identify harmful changes (mutations) in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2. People who inherit mutations in these genes are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer compared with the general population. The BRCA gene test is offered to those who are likely to have an inherited mutation based on a personal or family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer. The BRCA gene test isn't routinely performed on people at average risk of breast and

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Insurance Plans

Sep 16, 2019

Insurance Plans

We accept most Major Insurance plans. If you have a question, please call our staff at 512-779-1000 We understand that insurance and billing information can be quite confusing. As a courtesy, we will verify your insurance the day of your first visit. However, to get the most out of your insurance coverage, it is best to contact your carrier directly ahead of time. It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know his/her benefits. Accepted Insurance Austin Breast Imaging currently accepts the following insurance: Aetna Local Exchange Plans (BAV)  Aetna

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Healthy Eating helps with our Breast Health

Aug 26, 2019

Healthy Eating helps with our Breast Health

In this day and age, we all try to be the best that we can inside and out. But did you know that some foods that we consume can help with our breast health? Austin Breast Imaging in Austin, Texas wants to help you be more aware of the benefits of food and health. No single food or diet can prevent or cause breast cancer, but dietary choices can make a difference to our risk of developing breast cancer or our overall well-being while living with the condition.

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Meet our newest ABI Physician - Dr. Jeri Sue Plaxco

Aug 14, 2019

Meet our newest ABI Physician - Dr. Jeri Sue Plaxco

At Austin Breast Imaging, we are super excited to tell everyone about our newest team member!  Dr. Jeri Sue Plaxco

About

After graduating from Auburn University, Dr. Plaxco attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences receiving her DO degree in 2004. She completed a Transitional Internship at the University of Texas at Austin (Brackenridge Hospital) in 2005 and Diagnostic Radiology Residency training at the University of Kentucky in 2009. Dr. Plaxco became board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology in June 2009. After five fulfilling years in private practice as a general diagnostic radiologist, Dr.

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Eat Your Peaches!

Jul 17, 2019

Eat Your Peaches!

Three peaches a day may prevent breast cancer…wow! What an accessible and delicious measure to incorporate into your breast health. Food science researcher Giuliana Noratto at Washington State University, in concert with colleagues at Texas A & M, found that compounds in peaches can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread. These compounds are called polyphenols and they exist in other “stone fruits” but are of particularly high concentration in peaches. These compounds act as antioxidants and can protect DNA against damage that can produce cancer. Noratto et al. published

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Spice of Life!

Jun 08, 2018

Spice of Life!

Herbs and spices are fun, bamboozling things. But, one spice certainly ranks supreme…turmeric! Turmeric is a magnificent spice that has powerful medicinal properties. It is an ancient spice whose natural healing powers have been observed and utilized by tribal healers for thousands of years. The spice is the ground powder from the rhizome of the turmeric plant, which is closely related to ginger (another awesome, healing spice!). Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with serious anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is one of the most intensely studied natural antioxidants in history. Recent medical literature over the past several decades abounds

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