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Catching Lung Cancer in the Early Stages

Think about this: An estimated nine million high-risk Americans are eligible for lung cancer screening via a low-dose CT scan. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says early screening would save the lives of 20 percent of those people. That’s 1.8 million people! Now think about this: According to the American Lung Association, 84 percent…

Breast Cancer Quiz

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women (behind lung cancer). Just under 42,000 women in the United States are expected to die from breast cancer in 2019. Thanks to advancements in medicine and better access to healthcare, death rates have dropped significantly (40% from 1989 to 2016, according to the…

Prostate MRI: Making for a Better Diagnosis, Treatment Plan

The chances of developing prostate cancer increase dramatically for men over the age of 50: While 1 in 350 men under age 50 is expected to be diagnosed, the probability of being diagnosed with prostate cancer after turning 50 grows to 1 in 52, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Overall, 1 in 9 men…

Should I Consider a Coronary Calcium Scan?

A coronary calcium scan is a CT scan that measures calcification, or hardening of the heart’s arteries, and may allow your doctor to identify possible coronary artery disease before you have signs or symptoms. Read the cards below to learn more about this important scan, and flip to understand the importance of measuring heart attack…

A Story of Hope: More Comfort & Quality in Wide Bore MRI

At 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, Tim Sullivan felt like a man in a test tube when he underwent an imaging exam in a traditional, closed bore MRI. “I had trouble breathing. It was just so small,” he says. “There is a button you can push to stop the procedure if you begin to feel claustrophobic, but…

A LDCT Lung Screening Can Save Your Life.

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. This infographic will help you and your loved ones understand the importance of lung cancer screenings (low-dose CT) and who should be screened.   If you or a loved one is at risk, please call our Lung Screening Patient Navigator,…

Rising Healthcare Costs: What are the Options for NH Families?

Here’s a statement that will shock no one: Healthcare insurance is draining the wallets of many Americans. As premiums rise to unprecedented levels and the debate in Washington goes on about the Affordable Care Act, stressed-out families across the country, including New Hampshire, are being faced with some unfortunate circumstances: Work two or three jobs…

A New Hope: A Profile of Michael Eastman, Director of Imaging

Often when patients go to a healthcare facility for an imaging procedure they experience feelings of fear and anxiety. They don’t know the technologist, they don’t know the facility, they don’t know what their results will be. That is not what patients at Derry Imaging experience.  Today we are going to tell you a story…

5 Things You Must Know About Dense Breasts Before Your Mammogram

If you have had a mammogram before or are scheduled to get one, you’ve probably heard some about dense breasts. What does that mean, though? How do you know if you have dense breasts or not? Does this change the way you plan for your mammogram? Don’t worry – we have all the info for…

Traditional vs. Open MRI – 4 Things You Should Know

  When most people think of an MRI, they think of lying still in a tiny space for an hour while a loud machine whirs around you. For many people, that might sound boring and uncomfortable – but for some who suffer from anxiety or claustrophobia, it can sound terrifying. Thankfully, modern imaging technology has…

Dr. Goldshein, Mammography, and Breast Imaging

“The scans are only as good as the radiologist who reads them.”  Have you ever heard this axiom about diagnostic imaging? Regardless of the state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology that Derry Imaging uses for all its exams—X-ray, ultrasound, CT, 3D mammography, MRI and more—our exceptional quality is directly related to the expertise of our onsite, fellowship trained…

So What Actually is a 3D Mammogram Anyway?

Medical technology is constantly evolving, creating new options for patients which are more efficient and more accurate.  So firstly – do you know what a mammogram is? If you’re not sure, read our article about it. It’ll walk you through what a mammogram is, what it’s for, and how you can prepare for one. Now that…

Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Mammogram

Mammograms can definitely sound kind of scary. You’ve probably heard your female family members talking about how uncomfortable they are or how much they don’t like them… We don’t blame you if you’re feeling a little nervous before your first appointment! But not to worry – it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we want to help…

Radiology Terminology for Beginners

Have you ever had an X-ray? Many, if not most, people have. Perhaps you’ve even had two or more X-ray examinations. And, if you’ve never had one, chances are you will eventually. Regardless of whether you have or not, you’re probably aware of what’s involved. But, do you know that X-rays aren’t the only type of radiological…

How to Get Ready for Your Next Imaging Procedure

Uncertainty about health issues can be very worrying. Having symptoms and not knowing the cause or what they mean often leaves you feeling helpless. Fortunately, advances in technology and examination techniques have made diagnostic testing more effective and reliable than ever before, thereby helping reduce the stress associated with a condition, illness or injury.  This does…

5 Things to Know About 3D Mammography™

Despite all the attention paid to it, breast cancer continues to be a significant (sometimes fatal) health risk for many women (and some men as well). Emphasis has long been placed on the importance of regular examinations to test for the early signs of breast cancer. The standard test is the mammogram, an examination that the Society…

Breast Imaging – A Crucial Service for Women

Nobody likes it. Nobody wants it. But the numbers don’t lie. And the truth is stone cold frightening. One out of every eight women in the country will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second-most common kind of cancer affecting women (after skin cancer). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that breast cancer…

5 Things to Know Before You Schedule Your First Mammogram

There’s no doubt when you see the sea of pink ribbons in October you know it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And most likely you’ve heard that “early detection is the best protection.” So when your doctor suggests you schedule your baseline or first mammogram here are a few things you should know. 1. When should I have my…