Mission and Goals
Our mission is to provide the most outstanding breast imaging service in the region, with a focus on compassion and personalized care.
The Bay Radiology goals are simple: 1) to solve problems for women (and men) with breast symptoms, quickly and efficiently and 2) to find breast cancers in asymptomatic women when they are tiny and curable.
Why Choose Us?
Same day answers
Patients meet with the physician at the time of their imaging studies. Full work-ups can be completed in one visit—so that patients can leave with answers, not questions. In most cases, patients who are found to have a lump or other problem can be seen that same day.
Fellowship-trained breast imagers
Most mammograms, including many in our local market, are read by general radiologists who have completed only 3 months of required training in breast imaging during their 5-year residency. These general radiologists may only read mammograms once or twice a month. In contrast, both Dr. Mrose and Dr. Amodei completed dedicated fellowship training in breast imaging at Harvard and Hopkins respectively and have specialized in women’s imaging ever since.
State of the art technology
Mammograms with tomosynthesis (aka 3D mammograms) have been shown to increase detection of invasive breast cancer (the ones that matter most) by 40%, and decrease false alarms by 40%. Some of our competitors are offering tomosynthesis but without the newest C-view technology, which means they are giving patients nearly twice the radiation dose for the same views.
What is the point of finding a tiny cancer with tomosynthesis if you can’t biopsy it and prove it? Some of our competitors offer tomosynthesis but Bay Radiology is the first facility in Anne Arundel County to offer tomosynthesis-guided biopsy.
In many centers, breast ultrasound is performed by a technologist. At Bay Radiology, all breast ultrasound is performed by the interpreting physician. This allows the physician to examine the breast and directly correlate the palpable lump or other abnormality with the imaging findings in real time rather than relying on a technologist. This also means that the patient gets to review her images directly with the physician on the day of the examination.
Dr. Helen Mrose
Dr. Helen Mrose grew up near Boston in Melrose, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College, where she studied biochemistry, and then earned both PhD and MD degrees from Yale University. Dr. Mrose completed her radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard) where she trained directly under Dr. Dan Kopans, a pioneer and leading expert in breast cancer detection. She received Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology in 1989. Dr. Mrose initially was on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and then at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has served as the Director of Breast Imaging at several medical institutions in our area including George Washington University, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, and the University of Maryland. She also served as Director of Breast Imaging at Chesapeake Medical Imaging. Dr. Mrose has published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, presented talks at scientific assemblies, and has been an invited speaker at numerous community and medical events.
Over time, drawing on her outstanding training and experience, Dr. Mrose conceived of a better way to perform breast cancer screening: all mammograms would be performed on state of the art equipment and read by fellowship trained breast imagers immediately after they were performed, and if additional imaging were needed, it would be performed that same day. This provides the highest level of breast cancer detection with the lowest degree of patient anxiety. She saw her first patients at Bay Radiology in 2010 and has since grown it into the thriving and well-regarded practice it is today. For her work at Bay Radiology, Dr. Mrose has been named one of the “Top Docs” in our region.
In 2017, Dr. Mrose decided to phase back from full time practice and sold Bay Radiology to Dr. Amodei, whom she knows will continue Bay Radiology’s special model of care. Dr. Mrose continues to see patients part time. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exercising (especially windsurfing), and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Helen Mrose
Dr. Laura Amodei
Dr. Laura Amodei was born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her B.A. in Biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis and her medical degree at The Mayo Clinic. Dr. Amodei completed her residency and fellowships in both breast and body imaging at Johns Hopkins. She also spent two years at Hopkins doing MRI research on an NIH training grant and was an instructor for residents and fellows. She and her husband, who both love the water, lived in Severna Park at that time.
From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Amodei served as the Deputy Director at the Charleston Breast Center (CBC) in Charleston, SC. The CBC was a free-standing state of the art breast center that offered digital mammography, physician-performed ultrasound, and breast MRI to patients regardless of their ability to pay. For her work there, Dr. Amodei was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Charleston Business Journal and was also named one of “Americas Top Radiologists” for breast imaging.
In 2011, Dr. Amodei’s son was born congenitally deaf and she and her family moved to Washington, DC so that he could attend a special school. They moved back to Severna Park in 2014.
Throughout her career, Dr. Amodei has published multiple papers and has been an invited speaker at several academic meetings. She served as a full time healthcare consultant for McKinsey and Company for two years and has also been on the advisory boards for several companies, helping them to develop products that better serve the needs of patients. She was also an invited participant at The White House Physician Forum on Health Reform in May 2009.
From 2011 to 2017, Dr. Amodei served as a dedicated breast imager at Washington Radiology. WRA was the earliest adopter of 3D mammography and 3D tomosynthesis-guided biopsy in the Baltimore-Washington region, so Dr. Amodei has been interpreting low dose 3D mammograms for many years. She is honored to have been chosen to carry on Dr. Mrose’s legacy.
Dr. Laura Amodei
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