Monday, October 13, 2014

AMI Presents Girls Night Out


Most women probably don't associate mammograms with fun, but Atlantic Medical Imaging's Girls Night Out on October 22nd  and 23rd  may change all that. These breast health events, held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, incorporates the things women love: pampering, food and drink, and spending quality time with friends. 

These events will take place Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at AMI's Galloway office, located at 44 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, as well as Thursday, October 23, 2014 at AMI's Brick Women's Center, located at 495 Jack Martin Blvd. These events will include screening mammograms, free mini chair massages and free nail polish change, light hor d'oeuvers and cocktail and the opportunity to meet AMI's female physicians, technologists and staff.  All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a free spa treatment.  Space is limited for the free massages and polish change, both of which are on a first come first serve basis. 

Mammography screenings will be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (609) 677-XRAY (9729) or (732) 233-XRAY (9729).

"This event represents a "best of both worlds" opportunity for women," said Dr. Peggy Avagliano, head of women's imaging at AMI. "It promises to be a fun and enjoyable night out, while at the same time empowering women to take charge of their bodies and their health."

To RSVP for these events please call, (609) 568-9153. 





Thursday, October 9, 2014

Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer


AMI Partners with RNS and Tanger Outlets, The Walk During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Atlantic Medical Imaging is teaming up with RNS and Tanger Outlets, The Walk during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. For a $5 donation, people can purchase a pink coupon book containing five 25 percent off discount coupons that can be used at select stores at Tanger Outlets, The Walk in Atlantic City.

RNS and AMI staff members shown on location at Tanger Outlets, The Walk 
with the Dr. Jan Astin Digital Mobile Mammography Van selling pink 
discount coupon books for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Coupon books are available for purchase at all AMI office locations in Atlantic and Cape May counties and are good through October 25, 2014. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, which provides life-saving screening mammograms to women throughout southern and central New Jersey.

AMI staffers will be present at Tanger Outlets, The Walk each Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help raise awareness about the importance of annual screening mammograms. Additionally, the Dr. Jan Astin Digital Mobile Mammography Van will be on site to provide screening mammograms. 


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AMI Offering Free Mammograms This October


Free screenings offered to uninsured women age 40 and over
in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the fight against breast cancer, early detection saves lives. The health care experts at Atlantic Medical Imaging are doing their part by offering women the opportunity to receive a free screening mammogram this October. Eligible women must be uninsured, age 40 or older, and with no current or previous breast health issues. The program coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is funded through the generous support of the AMI Foundation.

“We all know that annual mammograms are vitally important,” said Dr. Peggy Avagliano, head of women’s imaging at AMI. “One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, and for many of those women, the cancer won’t be detected until its later stages. We don’t believe any woman should have to forgo important health care screenings due to lack of insurance.”

The goal of screening exams is to find cancers before they start to spread and cause symptoms. Breast cancers found early during screening exams are far more likely to be smaller and contained, greatly improving the chances of successful treatment.

AMI will be providing free mammograms to those who quality at eight office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth counties, as well as the Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van. The van travels throughout southern and central New Jersey to make breast cancer screening easier and more convenient.

As the only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in the southeastern New Jersey region, AMI is committed to providing state-of-the-art technology, clinical expertise and sensitive patient care to women throughout southern and central New Jersey.

To schedule an appointment, Atlantic and Cape May County residents may call (609) 677-XRAY (9729).

Friday, September 26, 2014

Educating Local Students

This past Thursday, Dr. Falciani was a guest speaker at Ocean City High School's Anatomy and Physiology classes, for 11th and 12th grade students. 

He discussed a day in the life of a radiologist and showed students, via images, how radiologists use imaging techniques to diagnose diseases and injuries.


Great job Dr. Falciani! We hope to have inspired future radiologists!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ask The Experts: Prostate Cancer Awareness

We continue our focus this month on prostate cancer. To learn more, we had Dr. David Levi answer questions on the topic. Continue to check back for more information on prostate cancer and exams available at Atlantic Medical Imaging. 

 What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer occurs in a man’s prostate, which is a small gland located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, after skin cancer) More than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.
Prostate cancer typically grows slowly, however in some cases it can be aggressive and spread quickly. When detected early, and still limited to the prostate gland, patients have a better chance of a successful treatment.
How is prostate cancer diagnosed? 
Most prostate cancers are first found with a blood test, known as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. PSA, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. This test measures the level of PSA in the blood. The blood level of PSA is often elevated in men with prostate cancer. Usually, a PSA test will be performed along with a digital rectal exam (DRE) to help establish the nature of the problem.  A DRE is performed to check for growths, or enlargement of the prostate gland.
Whether cancer is suspected based on screening tests or symptoms, the actual diagnosis can only be made with a prostate biopsy.  The biopsy will remove small samples of tissue to be examined under a microscope for cancer cells.
What are some risk factors for prostate cancer? 
Older age, African American race, and a family history of the disease can all increase the chances of a man developing prostate cancer.  As men increase in age, their risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer increases. About 60% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65 and 97% occur in men 50 years of age and older.
Are there any symptoms? 
If the cancer is caught in its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms. Some men, however, will experience symptoms such as frequent, hesitant, or burning urination, difficulty in having an erection, or pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs.

Because these symptoms can also indicate the presence of other diseases or disorders, it is recommended that those who do experience any of these symptoms undergo thorough exams  to determine the underlying cause of the symptoms.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Swing For A Cure Golf Outing


Join us and Greate Bay Women's Golf Association on Monday, September 29th, 2014 for a wonderful event bringing awareness to breast cancer! The Swing For A Cure Golf Outing will benefit the AMI Foundation's Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, which provides screening mammography exams to women in need.



Registration is $150 and includes round of golf, box lunch, dinner and prizes. For more information and to register please visit the AMI Foundation website at www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting .
Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing - See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf



Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing - See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf
Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing - See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf
Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, providing screening mammography services to women in need.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
11:30am:
 Registration and Boxed Lunch
1:00pm:  Shotgun start
Dinner:  Immediately following with Raffles, Prizes and Silent Auction
- See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf
Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, providing screening mammography services to women in need.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
11:30am:
 Registration and Boxed Lunch
1:00pm:  Shotgun start
Dinner:  Immediately following with Raffles, Prizes and Silent Auction
- See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf
Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, providing screening mammography services to women in need.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
11:30am:
 Registration and Boxed Lunch
1:00pm:  Shotgun start
Dinner:  Immediately following with Raffles, Prizes and Silent Auction
- See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf
Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, providing screening mammography services to women in need.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
11:30am:
 Registration and Boxed Lunch
1:00pm:  Shotgun start
Dinner:  Immediately following with Raffles, Prizes and Silent Auction
- See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf
Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Presents: Swing For A Cure Golf Outing
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, providing screening mammography services to women in need.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
11:30am:
 Registration and Boxed Lunch
1:00pm:  Shotgun start
Dinner:  Immediately following with Raffles, Prizes and Silent Auction
- See more at: http://www.amifoundation.net/gbwgagolfouting#sthash.fLcdoIC8.dpuf

Monday, September 15, 2014

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer. During the month of September, we would like to focus  on prostate cancer awareness and the importance of understanding the disease as well information on prevention,  screening exams, and treatment.

Our Radiologists will be answering questions in our "Ask the Experts" section on prostate cancer and what exams are available at  Atlantic Medical Imaging.

The American Cancer Society posted an article discussing who might be at risk for prostate Cancer and what to ask your doctor at a routine visit. To read the full article and download a cancer prevention check list, please click HERE.