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Putting an end to the confusion: Women want to know when to start breast screening, and how often

Contributed by Daniel DiPietro, Director of Operations, Neighborhood Radiology With all the conflicting stories in the news, women have reported increased confusion about the recommended starting age and frequency of breast screening. The correct answer—according to the br...

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How Can Nuclear Medicine Benefit You?

Everyone is familiar with traditional x-rays that use low amounts of radiation to take pictures of broken bones. What you may not realize is how nuclear medicine has advanced to provide valuable diagnostic and treatment tools for a wide variety of medical conditions. What Is...

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What Types of Genetic Testing are Most Crucial?

Many conditions and diseases have a genetic component, so it can be enormously helpful to have genetic testing performed in certain instances. It can help you determine whether you’re at risk for passing a particular disease along to future children, for example, or if you...

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When should women start breast screening, and how often

The news media almost never get it right. Twenty years ago they told us annual screenings starting at age 40 were the most beneficial. Then they said the age was 50 and over. Then they told us women only needed mammograms at two year intervals. What’s really going on and w...

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Should I get a Fluoroscopy or an X-Ray?

Medical imaging tests help doctors diagnose and treat many conditions. A fluoroscopy and an X-ray are two of the most commonly performed. Let’s explore the similarities and differences between the two, and what risks and benefits both involve. What is a Fluoroscopy and an ...

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How long does a Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy take?

If you or your doctor has detected a suspicious lump, your doctor may ask you to have a fine needle aspiration biopsy to gather more information about it. In this blog, the board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services in metro New York explain more about f...

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Should I get a Stress Echocardiogram?

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 Americans die each year due to heart disease. If you have a family history of heart disease or have chest pain you t...

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Do Mammograms Hurt?

If you’re due for a mammogram, you may wonder if the test will hurt. Some women may experience discomfort, but it’s still very important to schedule these exams. In this blog, the board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Associates in the greater New York C...

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Can Issues with Your Thyroid be Genetic?

Thyroid problems are quite common, particularly among women, and if you have family members with thyroid disease, you may wonder if your risk is increased. What does it mean to have a thyroid disease? Your thyroid gland is about two inches long and is located in the front of...

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The Ins and Outs of Hysterosalpingograms

If you’ve had trouble getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, your doctor may recommend a hysterosalpingogram to help detect any issues. What is a hysterosalpingogram? A hysterosalpingogram is a procedure that uses a real-time type of X-ray to examine your fallop...

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