Volume 1, Issue 1 January 2010 West Mifflin Imaging Associates 1907 Lebanon Church Road West Mifflin, PA 15122 Phone 412.650.7830 Toll Free 888 61-IMAGE www.westmifflinimaging.com 64-Slice CT West Mifflin Imaging was established in September 2004 and since then has earned a MRI reputation for being one of the leading imaging centers in Pittsburgh. We are proud to offer a pleasant environment, state-of-the-art equipment, a highly trained Ultrasound radiologist and a hand-picked staff. X-Ray Once our original business goals were realized and we began to grow, we began to identify a need for a first-rate women’s imaging facility. As a result, we now offer state Mammography -of-the-art breast MRI technology and a successful partnership with Pittsburgh’s Bone Density (DEXA) premier women’s imaging group, Weinstein Imaging. In fact, West Mifflin Imaging and Weinstein Imaging have been recognized by Highmark as Women’s Imaging EMG/NCV Specialists. Holter Monitor Moving forward, we will continue to pursue new, state-of-the-art technologies and we will continue to strive towards excellence in medical imaging. Along with challenges Event Monitor come opportunities and I am proud to say that West Mifflin Imaging is poised for a very successful future. Calling all women! Make 2010 the year to resolve to Sincerely, take care of yourself and your health! Schedule your Raymond A. Comunale yearly mammogram today Investor, West Mifflin Imaging Associates at West Mifflin Imaging! What is your New Year’s Resolution? Our resolution here at West Mifflin Imaging is to become more involved in our community. We are in the business of helping people, so we look forward to working with several non-profit organizations throughout the year to raise awareness of public health issues West Mifflin Imaging is now your source for the latest in and concerns, and to also help less imaging news and advances in fortunate members of our community. technology. Log onto We were so pleased to be able to work with the Salvation Army during the www.westmifflinimaging.com, click on the “News & Events” months of November and December to provide outerwear for in-need members of section and check out the our community. Thanks to all who made this effort so successful! latest studies, news and important information as they We kicked off our outwear drive in November by offering free health screenings relate to you and your health! to anyone who brought in an outerwear item, and continued the drive through December. As a result, we received more than 50 outerwear items, including coats, hats, gloves and scarves! Page 2 West Mifflin Imaging Associates Did you Know? West Mifflin Imaging has the latest tool for colorectal cancer screening called a Virtual Colonoscopy. If you have been putting off having a colonoscopy because of the invasive nature of a traditional colonoscopy, consider the advantages of a virtual colonoscopy. According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, virtual colonoscopies are just as effective as traditional, or “optical,” colonoscopies at detecting polyps, the potentially cancerous growths that may lead to colon cancer. Instead of optical colonoscopies, however, which require inserting a camera through the rectum, virtual colonoscopies are non-invasive. Although virtual colonoscopies are not covered by most medical insurances, they often cost less than optical colonoscopies and may prove to be a lifesaving test for those individuals who avoid optical colonoscopies because of the discomfort and embarrassment often associated with them. Preventing the Seasonal and H1N1 Flu According the Centers for Disease healthy during the winter months. The something that is contaminated with Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC recommends practicing the germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. single best way to protect yourself following good health habits to prevent Get plenty of sleep, be physically against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu the flu and other viral illnesses: active, manage your stress, drink plenty is to get vaccinated every year. Avoid close contact with people of fluids, and eat nutritious food. who are sick. For those who have gotten their If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. vaccinations: congratulations! For Cover your mouth and nose with a those who have not: it’s not too late! tissue when coughing or sneezing. Call your doctor today to schedule your Washing your hands often will yearly flu vaccinations. help protect you from germs. Avoid touching your eyes, Good habits are also a great way to stay nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches January is often a time when many individuals What’s New at West Mifflin Imaging think about starting a new exercise regimen. Before you begin any new physical exercise, January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month. It is a time to bring to there are a few things to remember: light the more than 37 million people in America who are deprived of the common necessities to live. Talk to your doctor before starting a new Join us to help collect non-perishable food items for our neighbors in need through- exercise program, particularly if you have out the month of January. Canned and boxed goods are all appreciated. We will be any pre-existing health conditions. donating all items to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Start slow. Begin with low-impact exer- Although the holidays are over, there is still a great need to provide for those in cises, such as walking or swimming. need in our community. Donate three or more non-perishable food items through- out the month of January and receive a free heel screening for osteoporosis! Plus, Invest in a good pair of tennis shoes. Your enter to win a drawing for an Eat N Park gift basket! back and knees will thank you for it!