Jay Emerson Jones

Dr. Jay Emerson Jones, Accomplished Background in Diagnostic Radiology

Since entering the field of radiology, Dr. Jay Emerson Jones has demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of several scanning methodologies. After graduating from Marshall University's doctor of medicine program, he began his postgraduate training at the Medical College of Virginia. Active in his diagnostic radiology residency class, Dr. Jay Emerson Jones sat on the Executive Operations Committee of the Department of Radiology.

Before completing his residency, the committee member wrote a paper, “Adult Diseases in Children,” published in Pediatric Radiology and received the Ellen Shaw de Paredes Breast Imaging Scholar Award. Also named chief resident in 2002, he secured board certification and joined the team at Williamsburg Radiology in Williamsburg, Virginia, in the same year. He later went on to serve at Mid-Carolina Radiology of Sanford, North Carolina, during which time he also assumed responsibilities as section chief of the Department of Radiology at Central Carolina Hospital. The experienced medical professional now performs as a diagnostic radiologist at MBB Radiology in Jacksonville, Florida, where he focuses on ultrasonography and abdominal imaging.

Screening and Diagnostic Mammograms - What’s the Difference?

A diagnostic radiologist in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Jay Emerson Jones currently works at the radiology offices of Drs. Mori, Bean, and Brooks. In addition to interpreting CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds, Dr. Jay Emerson Jones assesses both screening and diagnostic mammograms.

A screening mammogram typically consists of two X-ray images of each breast. This type of mammogram is usually recommended yearly for women aged 40 and over who have no symptoms of breast cancer. Screening mammograms can detect tumors in the earliest stages, when they are too small to be felt on manual examination. Detecting breast cancer as early as possible increases a woman’s chances of beating the disease.

When an abnormality is detected on a screening mammogram, the physician orders a diagnostic mammogram to further investigate. A diagnostic mammogram may also be indicated when a woman has obvious breast cancer symptoms, which can include pain, nipple discharge, lumps, or thickenings in the breast. This type of mammogram involves taking more views of the breast and zooming in on suspicious areas. The physician may also order an ultrasound or other type of imaging test as part of this process. After meticulously studying the images, the diagnostic radiologist may determine that the area of concern is actually normal, needs a recheck in a few months, or requires a biopsy to obtain a definitive diagnosis.