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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 a...
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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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The Shocking Truths About Breast Cancer - How a 3D Mammogram Can Save Your Life

The Shocking Truths About Breast Cancer - How a 3D Mammogram Can Save Your Life
​Breast cancer is a serious health concern that does not discriminate against age or even gender. In fact, experts expect over 2,350 cases of breast cancer for men in the year 2015. For women especially, however, the risk is exponentially greater: about 12% of U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. To decrease...
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RAI Recommendation for Screening Mammography

RAI Recommendation for Screening Mammography

The American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging agree with the American Cancer Society that mammography saves lives and that all women 40 and older should have access to mammography. However, we urge that women get the maximum benefit from mammography by continuing to follow the existing recommendation of the American College of Radiology to have annual mammograms starting at age 40. This is consistent with the American Cancer Society report and recommendations.

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What is Breast Density & Why is it Important?

What is Breast Density & Why is it Important?
Breast density measures the amount of fatty, glandular and fibrous tissue in the breast. A dense breast consists of more glandular and fibrous tissue than fat. It is not a measure of breast firmness; therefore, a mammogram is the only way to determine your density. Dense tissue is relatively common and found in more than forty percent (40%) of wome...
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