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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, with skin cancer being the most common. Medical studies have found that approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. There are numerous ways you can partake in Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year.

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All You Need to Know About MRIs

A magnetic resonance imaging scan, commonly called a MRI, is an imaging procedure used to create detailed images of the body’s organs and tissues. MRIs are performed in medical facilities across the globe, as the scan uses no radiation and is non-invasive, painless, quick and accurate! Now that you know the perks of this procedure, you may be wondering what a MRI scan is used for?

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The Digital Difference: Digital X-rays vs. Traditional X-rays

Having been utilized since the early 1900s to detect and diagnose health issues, an X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. With the continuous advancement of medical technology, traditional X-rays have evolved into digital X-rays. This modernized digital type of medical imaging has a variety of benefits compared to the traditional X-ray.

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Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month

The month of May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month, a month dedicated to promote good bone health through the prevention, early detection and treatment of osteoporosis.

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The Importance of Breast Self-Exams & Mammograms

Did you know that approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. To detect breast cancer at the earliest stages, women are encouraged to begin receive their first mammogram screening by the age of 40, and should continue to receive one annually. However, mammograms are not the only way to ensure the health of your breast tissue. Another precautionary measure women should and can take right at the comfort of their home is a breast self-examination. A self-exam is extremely simple, and should be done monthly by performing these techniques:

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What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a form of diagnostic imaging that uses x-rays with the aid of a contrast agent to capture a moving image of an organ while it is functioning. In simpler terms, a fluoroscopy can be considered an x-ray movie. Fluoroscopic technology is often the most effective way to view the esophagus, stomach, joints and upper or lower gastrointestinal tract. We have created a guide for our patients on what to expect prior, during and after your fluoroscopy exam.

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