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Do You Drink Alcohol? You Could Be Putting Yourself at Serious Risk for Breast Cancer

Do You Drink Alcohol? You Could Be Putting Yourself at Serious Risk for Breast Cancer
Diagnostic imaging tools like MRI scans and 3D mammograms can reveal breast cancer, but they can't tell you how or why that cancer developed. Now, a new study sheds light on one major possible source of invasive breast cancer: alcohol. The connection between alcohol consumption and cancer was officially declared a threat by the World Health Or...
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Types of Mammography and How They Differ

Types of Mammography and How They Differ
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women, along with 60,290 new cases of non-invasive b...
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Everything You Should Know Before Going for a Mammogram

Everything You Should Know Before Going for a Mammogram
Early detection is the most crucial part of preventing breast cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer in women. In fact, about 12% of women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime -- most of which can be caught early on through routine mammograms. Here is everything you should know about 3D mammography tomosynthesis in o...
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Radiology Imaging and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Radiology Imaging and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
When you're pregnant and your doctor recommends a form of radiology imaging or refers you to a diagnostic imaging center , you may have some questions. Aren't X-rays and radiology potentially harmful to unborn children? The answer is not as definitive as you may think. Read on to learn more about safe radiology practices during pregnancy. It takes ...
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RAI Recognized by Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership

RAI Recognized by Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership
The radiologists of Radiology Affiliates Imaging (RAI) have been recognized by St. Mary Health and the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership (BCHIP), for their commitment to the Breast Health Initiative. BCHIP will publically thank the physicians of RAI – Drs. Weiser, Cohen, Prager, Meshkov, Nayee, LeCavalier and Bosworth for their extraordin...
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What an Ultrasound Can Be Used For

What an Ultrasound Can Be Used For
What is an ultrasound? For the most part, many people associate ultrasounds with pregnancy. Expectant mothers will have this procedure performed in order to find out their babies' genders and identify any anomalies or birth defects early on. But fetal imaging is only one of the common uses for ultrasounds. How does the procedure work? An ultrasound...
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Could an MRI Help Doctors Determine What Is Causing Your Pain?

Could an MRI Help Doctors Determine What Is Causing Your Pain?
​Imagine the following scenario: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides enough detail that the radiologist and orthopedic doctor diagnosed a 50% tear in the peroneal tendon of the right ankle. Without the results from the MRI, the college freshman gymnast would have hurt herself even more. After finishing a dose of steroids to reduce swelling an...
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Problem Veins? Problem Solved! The Truth About Venous Disease

Problem Veins? Problem Solved! The Truth About Venous Disease
About 1 in 22 people in the USA are affected by varicose veins with the incidence increasing with age. Over 40% of women in their 50's suffer from some sort of venous disease with varicose veins 3 times more common in women. Genetics plays an important role in your developing chronic venous disease. In fact, if both parents have varicose ...
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