Central Radiology Group
Specializing in breast imaging and MRI, Central Radiology Group also provides interpretations for general radiology, including CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and general x-ray, Central Radiology Group conveniently provides the most up-to-date knowledge of radiology with a personal approach. We provide customized service to fit physician and patient needs with fast report turn-around and responsiveness.
Dr. Paula George and Dr. Karen Goodhope of Central Radiology Group have extensive experience in interpreting MRI examinations of the musculoskeletal system and spine performed on a wide variety of MRI systems. We are both professional, board-certified, fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologists who have years of experience working with orthopedic surgeons. We are detailed oriented and work closely with referring physicians to tailor MRI exams to answer the specific clinical questions. We correlate with the patient's symptom to provide accurate, expert interpretations of your MRI exams, including exams of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, thumb, hands, hips, knees, ankles, feet, toes, as well as of the upper and lower extremities and the spine.
We continuously strive to provide the highest level of service for our patients and referring physicians and offer quick turnaround times for reports. We are readily available to consult with referring physicians before and after an MRI examination is performed.
We know that behind every imaging study is a person. We try to give each study the best attention and care that we can. Think of Central Radiology Group for the health of your joints!
Dr. Goodhope and Dr. George are well-respected in the medical community and are both consisted selected as "Best Doctors" in St. Louis.
Beyond our exceptional staff and advanced services that help qualify us as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, as a patient you will receive results of your diagnostic mammogram and breast ultrasound examinations at the time of your appointment by one of our two female specialized radiologists. Patients may also request the results of their screening mammogram at the time of their exam.
Personal Care For You
What is breast density? Breasts are made up of a mixture of fibrous and glandular tissue and fatty tissue. Your breasts are considered dense if you have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not much fat. Density may decrease with age, but there is little, if any, change in most women.
If your breasts are not dense, other factors may still place you at increased risk for breast cancer - including a family history of the disease, previous chest radiation treatment for cancer and previous breast biopsies that show you are high risk. Talk to your doctor and discuss your history. Even if you are at low risk, and have entirely fatty breasts, you should still get an annual mammogram starting at age 40.