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Business First has recognized Windsong as one of WNY’s Most Admired Companies in their special report in the December 21st edition of the business journal.  The title of the article is “Leaders in Esteem” and places Windsong as one of nineteen companies recognized in consideration of each company’s growth, its success as an employer, its work in promoting diversity, its connection with the local community, and other criteria.  The nominations were made by their readers, business, and the staff of the Business First to make the suggestions.

Dr. Igor MikityanskyWindsong Neuroradiologist, Igor Mikityansky, MD, was recently published in the November 2012 edition of the clinical review journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. Dr. Mikityansky was the lead author of the article titled, “MR Imaging of the Brachial Plexus.” Dr. Mikityansky’s published work is based on his presentation at the Neuroradiology Review at the Rittenhouse Conference in Philadelphia in October of 2010 sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania. The clinical review is a result of his collaboration with the Chief of Neurosurgery at University of Pennsylvania and professors of radiology at Johns Hopkins University and University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mikityansky came to Windsong in July of 2010 as a fellowship trained neuroradiologist after working as a junior faculty member at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “Windsong and Western New York is fortunate to have Dr. Mikityansky join our staff bringing his skills as a clinician in neuroradiology as well as his Strong academic credentials,” according to Thomas A. Summers, MD, President of Windsong.

Dr. Mikityansky states, “This review article is especially relevant to neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, and radiologists who interpret MRI brachial plexus images. Local neurosurgeons and spine surgeons commented that they had found this article very useful in their practice.”

Dr. Mikityansky performs interventional pain management procedures in addition to his full schedule of reading neuro studies at Windsong. Dr. Mikityansky was also a contributing author of the chapter titled “Radiologic Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base” in a medical reference text, “Rhinology: Diseases of the Noses, Sinuses, and Skull Base.”

Windsong and United Healthcare have signed a participation agreement that gives our patients with UHC as their health insurance greater access to our imaging services. United Healthcare has increased their physical presence in Buffalo and Western New York, which has resulted in an increased number of people covered by UHC.

Williamsville, NY—Windsong in Williamsville is in full support of the recent legislation signed into law today by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo concerning the reporting of dense breast tissue on mammograms. In a letter to governor Cuomo dated July 3, 2012, Windsong President Thomas A. Summers, MD urged the governor to sign Senate Bill S6769B a bill that amends the public health law in relation to supplemental screenings, requiring specific written notification to women regarding breast density findings in mammography. Currently, there are no requirements in law for patients to be alerted to breast density.

According to Dr. Summers in his letter to Governor Cuomo, “Scientific evidence has established that while mammography in a fatty breast provides very reliable results in the detection of breast cancer, it fails almost 50% of the time in dense breasts. Dense breast tissue impairs the detection of architectural distortions in particular, the most significant signs of invasive ductal carcinoma.”

Windsong is an ACR (American College of Radiology) designated Breast Center of Excellence. The Windsong Comprehensive Breast Care team is also the only Western New York facility to be accredited by the NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers) through the American College of Surgeons.

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