Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AMI Helped Raise Nearly $100,000 in Support of Gilda's Club of South Jersey

Team AMI in their creative costumes before the start of the Dragon Boat Race.
Although the origin of the Dragon Boat Race dates back to the Chinese from over 2000 years ago, the modern-day race is reenacted similarly to its beginning.

According to its history on Gilda's Club of South Jersey's website, the legend of Qu Yuan is an ancient Chinese tale. Qu Yan was exiled from his ancient state after the king misinterpreted Qu Yan's advice to him as a way to assume higher power in his community. He was then banished from his state and sent to a desolate area. He was so grief-stricken that he threw himself into the Milou River. However, a group of local fishermen raced into the river, beating their drums and splashing the water, to save Qu Yuan from being eaten by the water dragons and fish.

Nowadays, the race is merely a reenactment of the race to save Qu Yuan. In 2006, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey, an organization founded on empowering those impacted by cancer with knowledge and strength, got its own boat because researchers found that paddling those boats can have therapeutic benefits for some cancer patients.

The first-ever 2016 Dragon Boat Race to benefit Gilda's Club of South Jersey was this past Saturday, July 9th, and had 36 teams who, combined, raised almost $100,000 for the organization. AMI was proud to be part of the experience. Their team was made up of an energetic mix of radiologists, employees, and family members/friends. Believe it or not, most of their team members had never even stepped foot into a boat, let alone paddled a boat in a competition before! But they made the best of it and really enjoyed putting together their themeAMI Luauwhich included grass skirts and AMI's signature color of blue leis.

Through the AMI Foundation, Atlantic Medical Imaging has supported Gilda's Club of South Jersey for many years, specifically through the Nooglieland Program which aims to support children who are cancer survivors.

Read more about AMI's contributions to the community and Gilda's Club here.

Monday, June 27, 2016

AMI Participates in Nationwide IDEAS Study

Chief Technician Bill Curry / Michael Ein (The Press of Atlantic City Staff Photographer)
With more than 170,000 people in New Jersey predicted to be living with Alzheimer’s disease this year, and that number only continuing to rise, the need to find a more effective diagnosis and treatment is becoming more and more dire.

The Press of Atlantic City recently spoke with Dr. David Levi about AMI’s role in the IDEAS study and why he is so proud to be involved. “I can say, personally, my grandmother had the disease and it’s a tough illness to watch. If we can make a difference in patients’ lives, be able to provide the typical level of service with a national trial, that’s what we’re about.”

Click here to read the article in its entirety: http://goo.gl/VtMLZA

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

AMI Spotlight: Mary's Love of Bees!

Written by: Desi Palumbo

The AMI Spotlight is on Mary Lorick this week! Those of us who know and have worked with Mary in our Galloway office know her to be a hardworking and diligent Scheduler, but what we didn’t know is that Mary is a fierce environmentalist who loves nature and, in particular, bees! Mary’s love of insects, nature, and the environment has propelled her to step into a new life venture—beekeeping! I sat down with Mary to find out more about her new mission to save the bees.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

AMI Begins Participation in World’s Largest Brain Amyloid Scanning Research Study

Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning at Atlantic Medical Imaging

Nation-wide IDEAS Study to determine clinical value of PET scans in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) has been selected to participate in the world’s largest brain amyloid scanning research study. The IDEAS (Imaging Dementia – Evidence for Amyloid Scanning) Study will follow more than 18,000 Medicare patients nation-wide to evaluate the clinical value of a brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan to detect the hallmark brain amyloid accumulation of Alzheimer’s disease in diagnosing and managing treatment of patients age 65 and older with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia of uncertain cause. Information from this scan can help exclude underlying Alzheimer’s disease, and may help guide patient management.

Friday, January 8, 2016

AMI Holiday Toy Drive Yields Hundreds of Toys

AMI Holiday Toy Drive Yields Hundreds of Toys

Atlantic Medical Imaging’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive resulted in the donation of hundreds of toys to three worthy organizations: Toys for Tots and Toys for Kids, both of which serve Atlantic and Cape May counties, as well as the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department’s annual toy drive.
The AMI toy drive was conducted from November 30 – December 18, 2015, during which AMI employees, patients and community members were encouraged to drop off toys at all 11 AMI office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth counties.
“This is another meaningful way for us to give something back to the communities we serve,” said Dr. Robert M. Glassberg, President/CEO of AMI. “The programs, services and partnerships undertaken by AMI and the AMI Foundation are designed to enhance the quality of life and improve the health status of community residents.  We believe this Toy Drive is consistent with that mission and vision.”
The AMI Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the level of healthcare for community residents by collaborating with local community groups to support programs that address critical health needs. Since its inception in 2003, the Foundation has provided approximately $1 million to various charitable organizations throughout South Jersey and central New Jersey.