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. 


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).