FirstScan™ Introduces First and Only Clinic Dedicated to MRI Prostate Cancer Screening
In June of this year, ScanMed® CEO Dr. Randall Jones (PhD, MBA) introduced the public to his newly released medical device, the Prostate/Pelvic Coil, a revolutionary MRI antenna (coil) that accurately, non-invasively, and comfortably facilitates prostate cancer screening. He promised Omaha’s Morning Blend TV hosts that this technology would soon be available to the local market—and now, it is.
New Omaha-based company FirstScan™ (www.firstscanomaha.com) offers affordable, non-invasive MRI prostate cancer screening. This is important because early detection does save lives from this typically slow growing cancer. One in seven men will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, so there is no reason to wait for a quality screening if you are over 40 years old.
Using state-of-the-art MRI equipment, techniques, and trained radiologists, the predictive value of detecting a cancer are now above 90%, and it’s proven to eliminate the need for approximately 50% of biopsies. The screening service is simple, comfortable, non-invasive (no needles, no probes in the rectum), fast, and most importantly accurate and affordable – $595 to the client, including the radiologist report to their doctor within 3 business days – costing less than the typical out-of-pocket co-pay for insurance paid MRI.
Dr. Jones, Chief Technology Officer, and an executive team of physicians and radiology service specialists spearhead the new company, employing the very latest MRI techniques combined with top-tier MRI systems and ScanMed’s new Prostate MRI antennas. Dr. Brian Loggie, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Creighton University serves as Medical Director, with several board certified radiologists interpreting and reporting the MRI.
The clinic opened November 16th at a convenient location just off I80 (for those traveling) at 9840 S. 140th Street, Suite 5 in Omaha, NE with office hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. To make an appointment, please call (402) 934-1999.