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Congratulations to Michael Schmidling, M.D., who was recognized by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a Top Doc for 2013. When local physicians were asked to select those peers they would recommend to a family member, this year’s results included a radiologist from our highly skilled team. Dr. Schmidling is an interventional radiologist specializing in the treatment of varicose veins.
OAK BROOK, IL (12/10/2013) – With a donation of $10,000 Atlantic Medical Imaging is leading the way in improving patient care, diagnosis and treatment with their support of research and education in radiology. This contribution to the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation will be used to fund discoveries in CT dose reduction, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, pediatric brain tumors and new methods of cancer detection.
The R&E Foundation's Visionaries In Practice (VIP) Giving Program is an avenue for medical imaging practices to give back to their patients and their community. Research being funded at major medical institutions enables new treatments in their community—looking out for future patients by supporting valuable research and development. VIP professionals recognize the critical need to deliver funding to the brightest ideas in radiology.
"Our colleagues at Atlantic Medical Imaging truly are visionary in their support of the future ofRadiologyand the medical imaging sciences," said James P. Borgstede, M.D., chair of the R&E Foundation’s Board of Trustees. "They are helping to ensure that our patients benefit from the latest discoveries and techniques in the years to come. Today’s research is tomorrow’s practice."
Since its inception in 1984, the RSNA Research and Education Foundation has awarded $40 million in grant support to nearly 1,000 investigators. A survey of former grant recipients indicates that each dollar granted by the Research and Education Foundation typically results in over 40 dollars’ worth of grant awards from other research organizations, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The RSNA R&E Foundation provides grant awards to advance radiologic research, education and practice. Learn more at RSNA.org/Foundation.
RSNA is an association of more than 51,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to promoting excellence in radiology through education and by fostering research, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. Find more information at RSNA.org.
The American Lung Association launched a new Lung Cancer Screening Assessment Tool to determine whether individuals meet the guidelines for annual low dose CT lung screenings.
Unlike mammography for breast cancer or colonoscopy for colon cancer, there has been no widely accepted screening tool to detect lung cancer at an early stage. With the growing consensus that annual low-dose CT screening should be recommended for individuals at high risk for lung cancer, the American Lung Association has launched an online tool to help users determine whether they meet the guidelines for CT screening for lung cancer. If this screening were widely implemented, 3,000 to 4,000 lives could be saved every year.
The online tool - LungCancerScreeningSavesLives.org - has launched for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The site asks visitors a series of questions that helps determine whether they meet the guidelines to need to be screened for lung cancer.
The American Lung Association released guidelines on low-dose lung cancer screenings in 2012, based on the National Cancer Institute’s National Lung Cancer Screening Trial. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently issued draft recommendations for annual low-dose CT screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer; an estimated seven million Americans. This includes current or former smokers, ages 55-79, who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years and have smoked within the past 15 years.
National studies have shown low dose CT lung screenings can diagnose early stage lung cancer. Early diagnosis equals improved patient outcomes.
During the month of November, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering this screening free of charge. This screening is for patients 55-74 who have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or at least two packs of cigarettes a day for 15 years. In addition, patients 50-74 who have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years and with risk factors such as asbestos exposure or a family history of lung cancer are eligible.
Talk to your healthcare provider today. For more information on low dose CT lung screening, please call (609) 677-XRAY (9729).
Pink is popping up everywhere, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Doctors say one of the most important things women throughout the nation and here in New Jersey can do is: get checked.
Dr. Peggy Avagliano was inteviewed on NBC 40 stating, "It's really important for women to come in and get screened, even if they don't have any signs or symptoms. Screenings are meant to detect cancer before it actually shows signs of the disease.”
To view the video please click here.
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 who are uninsured, age 40 or older, and with no current or previous breast issues, the opportunity to receive a free screening mammogram this October.
“We all know that annual mammograms are vitally important,” said Dr. Peggy Avagliano, head of women’s imaging at AMI. “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 all nine office locations in Atlantic, Cape May Ocean and Monmouth counties. The program is funded through the generous support of the AMI Foundation.
To schedule an appointment, Atlantic and Cape May county residents may call (609) 677-XRAY (9729).
For more information about our breast imaging services, please click here.
Breast cancer screening by mammography has a controversial history. Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer reduces the risk of fatal breast cancer. However, the optimal age to initiate screening and the interval between screens have remained unresolved.
Read this article to find out why screening at age 40 is beneficial for women to detect their breast cancer risk.
As the month of September brings prostate cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information throughout the year.
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. According to American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 27,360 deaths in the United States during 2009. Continue reading to stay informed about the latest news on prevention and screening.
We want to thank everyone for their generous donations of new school supplies to AMI’s Fifth Annual Tools for School Drive. We were able to donate 240 backpacks to 9 schools. Pictured below are some of our employees getting ready to distribute backpacks filled with brand new school supplies!
Dr. Hiren Patel, Medical Director for Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI), has been honored by the non-profit organization A Time For ME. Dr. Patel was recognized for his and AMI’s commitment to women with cancer by providing free screening mammograms to uninsured women in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
Dr. Patel was honored at the organization’s 20th Anniversary Gala on August 7 at Addison Park in Aberdeen, NJ. The Mission of A Time For ME is to provide an all-expense paid respite for women from Monmouth & Ocean counties, who are dealing with the trauma of cancer, where they can regroup their energies and focus on a positive tomorrow. To date, A Time for ME has helped more than 1,100 women with cancer.
“Dr. Patel and his colleagues at AMI have been tremendously supportive of our efforts and have helped enable us to make a profound difference in the lives of women dealing with cancer,” said Patty O’Neill, Executive Director of A Time For ME. “We are proud to acknowledge his efforts are deeply appreciative of his valuable support.”
AMI has been offering free mammograms to uninsured women since 2002 during the month of October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These screenings are provided at all nine AMI offices, including their Women’s Imaging Center in Brick and the Manasquan location. The service is made possible through funding provided by the AMI Foundation.
For more information on A Time for ME, visit www.atimeforme.org.
A Time For ME Executive Director with honoree Dr. Hiren Patel of Atlantic Medical Imaging.