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Breast Cancer Awareness: It’s a Lifestyle  
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Breast Cancer Awareness: It’s a Lifestyle  

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime –that’s roughly 12.4 percent of the female population of the United States – yet we only set aside one month of the year dedicated to educating and fundraising for the potentially devastating illness. At Bergen Imaging Center we believe that breast cancer...

3D Mammography NJ: Benefits of Digital Tomosynthesis
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3D Mammography NJ: Benefits of Digital Tomosynthesis

Digital breast tomosynthesis, more commonly referred to as 3D mammography, is a potentially lifesaving procedure that makes it easier for doctors to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. During a 3D mammogram, multiple low dose X-ray images known as “slices” of the breast are acquired at different angles. 3D mammography allows radiologists to see...

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
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May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Did you know that May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month? While not nearly as talked about as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s just as important. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones—reducing bone density, and making them more susceptible to fractures. While it is most common in postmenopausal women, it can also affect men,...

What is DXA Bone Densitometry?
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What is DXA Bone Densitometry?

Bone Mineral Densitometry, more commonly referred to as bone density screening, is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that measures bone density using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) technology. DXA bone densitometry is used to determine if a patient has osteoporosis and is at risk for fractures. While osteoporosis is most commonly found in post-menopausal women, it...

Bergen’s Breast Cancer Cheat Sheet
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Bergen’s Breast Cancer Cheat Sheet

According to BreastCancer.Org, one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. That translates to roughly 12 percent of the female population. While it’s impossible to know exactly what causes it and who will develop it, prevention starts with staying informed. Breast Cancer Risk Factors Age: Your risk increases with...

Breast Self-Awareness Made Easy
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Breast Self-Awareness Made Easy

For years, health professionals advised women to perform tedious, multi-step breast self-exams on a monthly basis. Then, research emerged suggesting that these examinations did little to prevent breast cancer—yet statistics show that 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer found the lump themselves. Almost overnight, the breast self-exams we had come to know and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Valued Patient, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here again, and there’s no time like the present to schedule your mammogram at Bergen Imaging Center. Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, second only to skin cancer? The good news is that mammography technology...