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.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

AMI Foundation's 6th Annual Tools For School Drive Benefits Students in Eight Area Schools


Atlantic Medical Imaging Foundation's 6th Annual "Tools For Schools" supply drive resulted in the distribution of 210 back packs and additional supplies to needy students in eight elementary schools throughout the area.

"There are many children right here in our own communities who are not properly prepared for their return to school, simply because they lack the basic school supplies like pencils and paper," Said Dr. Robert M. Glassberg, President of the AMI Foundation. "We are proud to have partnered with the community each year for the past six years in donating much-needed school supplies, and thus help provide these children with an equal opportunity at a quality education."

The AMI Foundation placed blue collection baskets in the reception areas of all AMI locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties from July 29th through August 15th. Additionally, the AMI Foundation purchased the 210 back packs to accompany the school supply donations. The collected supplies and back packs were delivered to elementary schools through out the area in late August. To date, the AMI Foundation has donated approximately 1,700 book bags to area school children in need.