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					Volume 1, Issue 1                                                                                                      January 2010

                                                                     West Mifflin Imaging
                                                                           1907 Lebanon Church Road West Mifflin, PA 15122
                                                                              Phone 412.650.7830 Toll Free 888 61-IMAGE

      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
    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,
    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!
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                                                            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!