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Peoria radiologist develops app to guide doctors during in-flight emergencies

Raymond Bertino

Dr. Raymond Bertino, a Peoria radiologist, helped develop the app airRx to help doctors with in-flight medical emergencies.

posted August 22, 2016 | Read More »

Dr. Fraser Inducted as Fellow in the American College of Radiology

Dr. Kenneth W. Fraser, a clinical professor of radiology, neuroradiology and neurosurgery and chief of neurointerventional surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, has earned a high honor from the American College of Radiology.

posted June 20, 2016 | Read More »

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Women’s Imaging-3D Mammography/Tomosynthesis Patient Testimonial

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Springfield, Ill.–Dr. Deepa Cyriac, Central Illinois Radiological Associates, Women’s Imaging Specialist, explains how 3D Mammography/Tomosynthesis helps detect breast cancer, plus a breast cancer survivor patient testimonial. http://wics.com/news/local/3d-mammograms-aim-to-improve-breast-cancer-detection-rates

posted November 19, 2015 | Read More »

Local doctor outraged at proposed mammogram changes / Dr. Jessica Guingrich

PEORIA, Ill. — Every day Dr. Jessica Guingrich pours over mammograms at the OSF Center for Breast Health. The current guideline is for women to get annual mammograms starting at age 40. News Now Digital Daily – subscribe to our daily newsletter Click here to sign up for local offers. “We see cancers in women […]

posted June 9, 2015 | Read More »

Congratulations to Dr. H. Bob Smouse on his recent ACR Fellowship.

Congratulations to Dr. H. Bob Smouse on his recent ACR Fellowship. One of the highest honors the American College of Radiology can bestow on a radiologist, radiation oncologist or medical physicist is recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, […]

posted May 21, 2015 | Read More »

Radiology core faculty ushers along liver cancer treatment / Dr. Matthew Scheidt

Matthew Scheidt MD

Not long after Matthew Scheidt, MD came to Peoria in late 2012, he saw an opportunity to provide patients with liver cancer in central Illinois with another option for treatment. Called radioembolization, the minimally invasive procedure involves using a catheter positioned within the hepatic artery to deliver tiny beads which are used to block the […]

posted May 15, 2015 | Read More »

Central Illinois Doctors Speak Out Against New Mammogram Guidelines / Dr. Jessica Guingrich

Doctors speak out again Mammogram Guidelines

PEORIA — As thousands of women and their families walk, run and race for the cure Saturday, two local doctors worry the progress made in treating breast cancer may be in jeopardy. Their concerns stem from the latest national proposal to reduce routine mammogram screenings. This time around, the proposed recommendations are as controversial as […]

posted May 8, 2015 | Read More »

4 Miles for Linda / Graham Hospital, Canton, IL

CIRA is once again proud to sponsor Graham Hospital’s 4 Miles 4 Linda Run/Walk at Lakeland Park in Canton on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Proceeds will benefit Graham Hospital’s Mammography Unit.

posted April 21, 2015 | Read More »

UICOMP New Chair of Radiology – Dr. Sean Meagher / Peoria, Illinois

Sean Meagher

Dr. Sean Meagher was recently named Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Meagher’s appointment began in July 2014, taking the place of Dr. Terry Brady who served as the Interim Chair and former Chair Dr. Tom Cusack who retired after more than 30 years as Chair or Interim Chair.

posted April 17, 2015 | Read More »

“Toast of the Town” – HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital / Springfield, Illinois

It is an honor for Central IL Radiological Associates, Ltd. to be a presenting sponsor of the 2015 Toast of the Town Event to be held May 16, 2015 benefiting the St. John’s Children’s Hospital. The Hospital provides expertise in child care with doctors, nurses and staff specifically trained in pediatrics that understand and support the physical, emotional and social needs of children.

posted April 16, 2015 | Read More »

OSF St. Mary Medical Center / Galesburg, IL

CIRA is proud to once again sponsor the OSF St. Mary Medical Center 21st Annual Patrons’ Ball to be held Saturday, May 2, 2015.

posted April 15, 2015 | Read More »

Keith & Cathy Steffen ARCHES Endowment / OSF Saint Francis Medical Center / Peoria, Illinois

Central IL Radiological Associates, Ltd. joins the community in honoring the retirement of Keith Steffen, CEO, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

posted April 14, 2015 | Read More »

Women’s Health Fair at Graham Hospital

Dr. Kyle Bertrand will speak on Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening at the upcoming Women’s Health Fair at Graham Hospital on Saturday, April 11th from 11:15 to 11:45 am.

posted March 9, 2015 | Read More »

Teaching moment at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee, Illinois

Steven J. Ullenius, MD, Radiology Medical Director for OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, takes time to educate a group of children on a private school tour and explain the importance of medical  imaging.

posted March 5, 2015 | Read More »

Women’s Health – Breast Tomosynthesis – March 2015

Dr. Jessica Guingrich, Medical Director of OSF Center for Health

Effective January 1, 2015, Medicare approved breast tomosynthesis as a covered preventative service. Yet many commercial payers are still denying coverage.

posted March 1, 2015 | Read More »

Springfield Heart Ball / Springfield, IL

CIRA whole heartedly endorses the mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association and was a proud sponsor of the 2015 Springfield Heart Ball held February 21, 2015.

posted February 21, 2015 | Read More »

ACR Real-World Image Sharing Session for Patient-Centered Care

Patrick Ward MD

Patrick Ward, Central Illinois Radiological Associates, Chief Information Officer will appear as guest speaker at an ACR Real-World Image Sharing session for Patient-Centered Care. This event will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the upcoming ACR Imaging Informatics Summit in Washington, DC.

posted October 27, 2014 | Read More »

Dr. George Trilikis to speak at Graham Hospital’s Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Community Dinner Event on October 16, 2014

Dr. George Trilikis is a board certified Radiologist, fellowship trained in Breast & Body Imaging with Central Illinois Radiological Associates. Dr. Trilikis is scheduled to speak at Wallace Park Donaldson Center Thursday, October 16, 2014. This dinner and educational event is hosted by Graham Hospital and is free of charge.  Dinner and dessert, will be […]

posted September 26, 2014 | Read More »

Strategic Radiology Strengthens Midwest Presence With Addition of Central Illinois Radiological Associates

SR’s national footprint continues to grow with addition of Illinois based, clinically advanced radiology group practice November 15, 2013— Strategic Radiology® (SR) announced today that Central Illinois Radiological Associates (CIRA) will join the SR network of large, clinically advanced groups geographically dispersed throughout the US. With the addition of CIRA, SR now comprises 17 leading […]

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7th Annual Breast Cancer Symposium, 2014!

It’s Not too Late  to Register Now for the Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Symposium, 2014! All New Program! Up to 12.25 CME! When: September 25 and 26, 2014 Where: Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL The Peoria Civic Center is located at 201 SW Jefferson St. in downtown Peoria. A walking bridge connects the Peoria Civic Center […]

posted September 25, 2014 | Read More »

Dr. Jessica Guingrich details the latest technologies for diagnosing breast cancer

Dr. Jessica Guingrich, Medical Director of OSF Center for Health

Dr. Jessica Guingrich, Breast Imager with Central Illinois Radiological Associates and Medical Director at OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health details the latest technologies for diagnosing breast cancer. Breast tissue density has been identified as a risk factor for breast cancer and two new technologies to assist in breast cancer detection are Tomosynthesis and […]

posted November 15, 2013 | Read More »

CIRA recognized with a Pinnacle Award of Merit

CIRA was recognize at the 2013 Illinois Society of Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) with a Pinnacle award of Merit for the new www.cirarad.com website.

posted November 13, 2013 | Read More »

CIRA physicians and staff proudly congratulate Dr. Matthew Scheidt

CIRA physicians and staff proudly congratulate Dr. Matthew Scheidt, an Interventional Radiologist who has been selected as a 2013 Rock Doc award recipient. Dr. Scheidt is one of five physicians nominated to receive this celebrated award. The Rock Doc award honors physicians for their research contributions, outstanding patient care and their dedication to the field […]

posted November 6, 2013 | Read More »

Front Cover Story of Healthy Cells: Central Illinois Radiological Associates – Experience the Difference

Patients are receiving care like never before with “the CIRA radiological difference.” Central Illinois Radiological Associates (CIRA) provides quality-focused sub-specialized health care that has taken radiology to a new level of expertise. Offering a comprehensive array of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology since 1938, CIRA provides services to seventeen medical facilities throughout the Midwest. With […]

posted November 29, 2012 | Read More »

CIRA Ranked at #9 of 100 Largest Private Radiology Practices

Radiology Business Journal posted their Fifth Annual Ranking of the 100 Largest Private Radiology Practices by FTE Radiologists. The 100 largest groups represent 4,602 radiologists, and the 20 largest groups represent 1,504 radiologists. There are approximately 25,000 radiologists in private (nonacademic) practices, so it is still a very fragmented industry. The top ten ranked Radiology […]

posted November 27, 2012 | Read More »

Why Does a Blockage In My Neck Need a Brain Expert?

Why Does a Blockage In My Neck Need a Brain Expert?

The carotid artery is a highway to the brain. There is a carotid artery on each side of the neck. Each one travels through the neck (where one can feel the pulse) and splits into two branches, the most important one being the internal carotid artery (ICA) which leads directly to the brain. The most […]

posted November 14, 2012 | Read More »

CIRA Congratulates Dr. Guingrich and Dr. Swischuk for their nominations for Illinois CancerCare Foundation’s 2011 Rock Doc Awards!

Illinois CancerCare & Cureageous

The Illinois CancerCare Foundation is having its annual Rock Doc Awards ceremony on November 11, 2011, and two CIRA doctors, Dr. Jessica A. Guingrich and Dr. James L. Swischuk have been nominated as potential award winners.

posted June 15, 2011 | Read More »

Dr. Sean Meagher on “Doc’s on Call”!

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Month and in order to provide more information on Stroke and Stroke Preventions, CIRA Physician, Dr. Sean Meagher addresses stroke questions and concerns on an episode of WEEK’s Doc’s on Call.

posted May 13, 2011 | Read More »

Graham Health System Women’s Health Fair

Saturday, April 16, 9am – 3pm at Graham Hospital.

To RSVP for a complimentary lunch, call 647-5240 ext. 2203 or ext. 2477.

For more information, including Guest Speakers, click here »

posted April 1, 2011 | Read More »

CIRA is proud to sponsor the Graham Health System Women’s Health Fair, Saturday, April 16, 2011

Graham Health System

The theme for the 2011 Women’s Health Fair is “for you, about you.”

The “for you, about you” health fair will be a time for women of all walks of life to come together to be informed and to be rejuvenated. The planned events include inspirational and educational speakers, wellness screens, exercise demonstrations and tips for life balance and relaxation.

posted March 11, 2011 | Read More »

CIRA welcomes Dr. Deepa Cyriac & Dr. R. Nicholas Trane!

Central Illinois Radiological Associates is proud to announce the addition of two great staff members: Dr. Cyriac and Dr. Trane!

posted September 1, 2010 | Read More »

Central Illinois Radiological Associates Proud to Join the Team at Graham Hospital

Central Illinois Radiological Associates (CIRA) is proud to announce its affiliation with Graham Hospital in Canton, Illinois effective August 1, 2010.

posted August 1, 2010 | Read More »

Central Illinois Radiological Associates Radio Spot

Please view the full post to listen to the CIRA Radio Spot.

posted July 8, 2010 | Read More »

CIRA, CEO and Interventional Radiologist, to Speak at National Conference

Dr. Smouse and Dr. Hill

Dr. Bob Smouse, MD and Interventional Radiologist, and Gregory Q. Hill, CEO and General Counsel, from CIRA will be speakers at “The Meltdown: Lessons Learned in Interventional Radiology” which is hosted by The Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

posted May 19, 2010 | Read More »

Free AAA Screening

Physicians at the Central Illinois Radiological Associates and the Peoria Surgical Group offered free abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screenings in March, 2010.

posted April 19, 2010 | Read More »

New radiology group at Ottawa Regional

Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center has contracted with Central Illinois Radiological Associates, a group of 64 radiologists who will help the hospital expedite and expand its radiology and diagnostic imaging interpretation capabilities.

posted March 4, 2010 | Read More »

A Silent Fatal Condition is More Common Than Many Think

Michael Stahl made a special trip to OSF St. Francis Medical Center to have his Abnormally large Aorta checked out. Something doctors caught by accident, something that likely saved his life.

posted March 2, 2010 | Read More »

The Imprecision Behind Mammogram Guidance

Recent Research on Breast-Cancer Screeing Incorporates Wide Margins of Error; Scientists Defend ‘Qualitative Assessment’ Critics of new recommendations to scale back breast-cancer screening complain that cold numbers trumped medical judgment. But despite decades of extensive mammography study, those numbers are inexact and don’t point to a clear course of action. The U.S. Preventive Services Task […]

posted December 9, 2009 | Read More »

BREAST CANCER: Breast Cancer Survivor and Doctor Question Federal Study

There have been two decades in decline of breast cancer mortality because of the onset of screening mammography which started in the 1990s. And it’s because of that the breast cancer mortality has decreased, she said. Dr. Guingrich says if the recommendations are adopted the breast cancer mortality rate could rise.

posted November 17, 2009 | Read More »

Contrast MRI safe to detect central nervous system lesions in children

November 10, 2009 – Results from this international multicenter study indicate that gadobenate dimeglumine is safe and effective for contrast-enhanced MRI of central nervous system lesions in children. With the greater signal intensity of gadobenate dimeglumine (MultiHance, Bracco Diagnostics, Princeton, NJ) in children, researchers hope that contrast-enhanced MRI will improve detection and/or diagnosis of small […]

posted November 10, 2009 | Read More »