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The Senographe Pristina is Reshaping the Mammography Experience: 5 Things to Know
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The Senographe Pristina is Reshaping the Mammography Experience: 5 Things to Know

The Senographe Pristina was created for women, by women. Claire Goodliffe – marketing director for women’s health at GE Healthcare -set out to  ‘humanize mammography’ after research indicated that as many as 40 percent of women skipped breast cancer screening due to fear, anxiety and discomfort surrounding mammograms. She and her colleagues gathered data from...

Why Mothers Need to Put Themselves First
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Why Mothers Need to Put Themselves First

Self-care saves lives. Entire months are set aside for diseases, social issues, and everything else under the sun – including mustaches and bird feeding. Yet only one day of the entire year is dedicated to mothers. And it’s already over. The mother who ‘lives for her family’ is lauded as a paradigm of perfection, while...

Osteoporosis Awareness Month, May 2019: What You Need to Know
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Osteoporosis Awareness Month, May 2019: What You Need to Know

Did you know that May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month? What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that severely weakens bones, leading to reduced bone density, and frequent fractures. While it is most common in post-menopausal women it can also affect men, and even children. Osteoporosis means “porous bone”.   Osteoporosis: Major risk factors A woman’s...

Bergen Imaging Center’s Mini-Guide To Mammography: What to Know Before Your First Mammogram
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Bergen Imaging Center’s Mini-Guide To Mammography: What to Know Before Your First Mammogram

If you’ve never had a mammogram you might not know that mammography and deodorant don’t mix. Bergen’s mini-guide to mammography will tell you what else you need to know before you go! Mammography and deodorant don’t mix. Most deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum which shows up on mammograms as little white spots. Unfortunately, these spots...

General Ultrasound: Not Just for Pregnant Women
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General Ultrasound: Not Just for Pregnant Women

You don’t have to be pregnant to have a general ultrasound. In fact, men, women, and even children undergo this procedure as well. The terms “ultrasound” and “sonogram” are often used interchangeably—but a sonogram is the result of an ultrasound. So, the medical procedure, called a general ultrasound produces an image known as a sonogram....

Mammography News: The Case for Annual Screening Mammograms Starting at 40
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Mammography News: The Case for Annual Screening Mammograms Starting at 40

While the recommendations for screening mammography vary among organizations, a plethora of research supports annual breast cancer screening starting at 40 years old. Currently, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend annual screening beginning at 40 years old. The American Cancer Society and the US Preventative Services Task...

3D Mammography “Made More Comfortable”: Bergen Imaging Center Installs Ergonomic Senographe Pristina* by GE Healthcare
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3D Mammography “Made More Comfortable”: Bergen Imaging Center Installs Ergonomic Senographe Pristina* by GE Healthcare

Mammograms save lives, but they also cause discomfort. New research by Evans, et al., suggests that painful mammograms may explain why 25 to 46 percent of women do not return for further breast imaging. The study concluded that in order to increase participation rates pain-reducing interventions in mammography are needed. At Bergen Imaging Center we...

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