Friday, February 27, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Radiologic Technologists, Mays Landing Office



In this feature, the spotlight is on the Radiologic Technologists at the AMI Mays Landing office.  The technologists will ensure you have the best imaging experience possible.

Do you ever notice the R.T., MR, CT, or M, on the technologist uniforms?  These credentials designate that a technologist is certified in radiology (R.T.) and an area(s) of specialty.  All of our technologists have completed their training at an accredited Radiologic Technologist program and are licensed through the State of New Jersey.  An associate's degree is the most common educational path for radiologic technologists.  Most technologists start out as radiologic technologists and then go on to specialize in areas such as mammography, MRI, CT, sonography or nuclear medicine.

To stay up to date with the latest advances in radiology, our technologists complete mandatory continuing education requirements, as well as learning from daily interactions with our radiologists. No matter what the specialty area, all technologists are committed to providing you the highest level of imaging combined with unsurpassed patient care.  




Meet the Radiologic Technologists from the AMI Mays Landing office. This office offers x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, mammogram, and DEXA scans (bone density). 

Gale and Julie are two of the x-ray technologists at the AMI Mays Landing office. They understand the needs of our patients and will ensure each patient has the best experience possible. 

Michelle is the MRI technologist in the Mays Landing office. Some patients may have fears about having an MRI.  Michelle is here to ensure you have the best MRI experience possible and will answer any questions you may have about your exam
Jenn is a CT technologist in the Mays Landing office.  She is responsible for preparing patients for their CT exam, conducting the exam to the physician's specifications and sending the images to the radiologist for interpretation

Christine is a mammography technologist in the Mays Landing office. She will guide you through your mammogram and explain why compression is necessary.

To learn more about our offices or a particular procedure please visit www.atlanticmedicalimaging.com/pages/our-services .

Continue to check back to learn more about the staff of our AMI Spotlight office!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Office Administrator of Mays Landing



 


This week we introduce you to our Office Administrator of our Spotlight Office, The Festival Office in Mays Landing.  Rose Prettyman has been working with AMI since 2005, this April will be ten years!  She is a graduate of Shore Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, in Somers Point, NJ. Rose has a diverse background, educated in many areas of radiology, and was a Clinical Instructor and Clinical Coordinator for Shore Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.

All of Atlantic Medical Imaging’s Office Administrators have completed and maintained certification from a formal accredited Radiologic Technology program and meet the requirements for the registry by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT).  The role of the Office Administrator is very important, as they ensure each office is running properly, efficiently, and safely. From managing the overall office operations, to providing quality customer service to our patients, the Office Administrator is a vital position throughout the company. 

 

When asked why she enjoys her job, Rose stated, “The best part about my job is that each day is different. Almost like a new adventure every day. I am constantly learning new things while helping others.”  She also believes what makes the Festival Office so successful, winning the Customer Service Award for 2014, is the staff and all their hard work.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

AMI Spotlight: Medical Director of AMI Mays Landing



David A. Dowe, M.D., F.A.C.R.



Dr. David Dowe is a board certified, fellowship trained radiologist and is the Medical Director of the Festival Office, in Mays Landing. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine in Syracuse, NY, where he also completed his diagnostic radiology residency and fellowship training.  He specializes in dual energy CT, nuclear medicine and is the Program Director of the Coronary CTA Program. 

Dr. Dowe is one of the world’s most experienced physicians in reading Coronary CTA exams.  Dr. Dowe was the director of Atlantic Medical Imaging’s GE Healthcare Show Site in Galloway, NJ that drew radiologists from around the world and taught the latest techniques for performing Coronary CTA exams.  

Dr. Dowe lectures nationally and internationally, has written several articles related to Coronary CTA and collaborates on coronary research and development.  He has received numerous awards and commendations for his work with Coronary CTA.  In 2007, Dr. Dowe was named one of the nation’s top 10 Cardiac Imaging Specialists, in a survey conducted by Medical Imaging Magazine. 

  
In his free time, Dr. Dowe is an avid golfer. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

AMI Spotlight Introduces the Festival Office!


We would like to kick off the AMI Spotlight with our 2014 Customer Service Award Winner, the Festival Office in Mays Landing. This office is located in the ACME Shopping Plaza at 4450 Black Horse Pike Mays Landing, NJ 08330. The Festival office opened in 1997 and offers a variety of imaging services including MRI, CT scan, digital mammography, ultrasound, DEXA scan (bone density scan), and x-ray.  Dr. David Dowe is the Medical Director of this office, and Rose Prettyman is the Office Administrator which has 20 employees



 For Directions and Office Hours click HERE.

Continue to check back to learn more about the Radiologists and Staff of the Festival Office.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

AMI Spotlight



Throughout 2015, Atlantic Medical Imaging will be introducing you to each of our offices through a new feature - AMI Spotlight. AMI Spotlight will allow our patients to learn more about the Radiologists and staff who make Atlantic Medical Imaging the region’s premier medical imaging provider.  Follow along each month for a new office introduction and meet the Medical Directors, Office Administrator, Technologists, and other staff members.  We look forward to introducing you to the entire Atlantic Medical Imaging team!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease? The most effective treatment for heart disease is prevention. The earlier the warning signs of heart disease can be detected, the sooner you can begin reducing your risk. A coronary CTA can save lives by detecting the earliest signs of heart disease. 

 

What is Coronary CTA?

A remarkable technology called Coronary CT Angiography (CTA) can provide the earliest possible evidence of developing coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks. Coronary CTA can also provide the reassurance of knowing that your healthy lifestyle is helping to prevent one.

Coronary CTA provides much of the information that conventional cardiac catheterization does but because of its unique ability to see the wall of the artery, it provides important information that can be invisible on catheterization. Because Coronary CTA uses CT scanning instead of catheterization, it's safer, painless, and non-invasive.The scan itself is completed in less than a minute.

Coronary CTA is a procedure so advanced, only a handful of practices nationwide have the experience, expertise,and technology to provide it. Fortunately, one of them is at Atlantic Medical Imaging. Both the Galloway location and the Wall Township location offers Coronary CTA.

 

Heart Disease: Know Your Risks

Should you be concerned? If you have one or more of these risk factors, you should talk with your physician:
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Overweight
  • High stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle (little or no exercise)
And remember, heart disease affects both men and women Learn more about Coronary CTA's available at Atlantic Medical Imaging by going to: http://atlanticmedicalimaging.com/coronarycta