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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: We’ve Come a Long Way
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: We’ve Come a Long Way

The beginning of breast cancer awareness month was marked with sad news. VEEP actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recently announced that she has breast cancer. “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she shared via Twitter. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: It’s Personal
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: It’s Personal

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017 approaches, it’s time to reflect on your breast health. For those of us who have suffered through the hell of breast cancer – whether experiencing it firsthand, or supporting a loved one – we know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about so more than a pink ribbon. What...

How Early Should You Be Screened For Breast Cancer?
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How Early Should You Be Screened For Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer Awareness: How Early Should You Be Screened For Breast Cancer?  New research suggests that annual mammograms – starting at age 40 – reduce death rates by 40 percent. These findings are significant, and timely, as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October quickly approaches. This article is part of Bergen Imaging Center’s breast cancer...

Christopher L. Petti, M.D., Named to NJ Top Docs
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Christopher L. Petti, M.D., Named to NJ Top Docs

Bergen Imaging Center Medical Director, Christopher L. Petti, M.D., Awarded Prestigious NJ Top Docs Designation To paraphrase NJ Top Docs, Christopher L. Petti, M.D., is a great physician by choice, not by chance. Bergen Imaging Center is proud to announce that our very own medical director, Christopher L. Petti, M.D., was recently named a Top...

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...

Advantages of DXA Body Composition Analysis
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Advantages of DXA Body Composition Analysis

DXA body composition analysis provides a snapshot of your body’s composition, breaking it down into bone, fat, and lean tissue. You know the saying, ‘a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat’? Well, it’s a myth. A pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh exactly the same amount…one pound. But...