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Waterbury CT 06708
1579 Straits Turnpike
Lower Level
Middlebury,  CT 06762
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November 16, 2008
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Kenneth Allen, M.D.
Duncan Belcher, M.D.
Gerald Berg, M.D.
Stewart Berliner, M.D.
Anthony Carter, M.D.
John DeLeon, M.D.
Eric Hyson, M.D.
Andrew Lawson, M.D.
Stephen Stein, M.D.
Marco Verga, M.D.
Justin Champagne, MHS,PA-C
Daniel DeJesus, MPAS, PA-C
Ross Utter, MHS,PA-C
November 2008
Greetings! dj
    November is here and you know what that means - the holidays are just around the corner.  This is an extremely busy time of year for everyone, especially for women!  I would like to remind everyone that if you are due for your mammogram in November or December - don't skip your appointment because you are too busy with errands.  Give yourself and your family the gift of good breast health and on behalf of the doctors and staff of DRA I want to wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
 Donna Johnson
Community Relations Liaison


    DRA's Middlebury office has expanded its hours for MRI testing. Evening appointments are now available on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays and selected Saturday appointments are also now available.  When calling the DRA Call Center for an appointment just ask one of our Patient Coordinators for an evening or Saturday appointment.  Other testing available at our Middlebury office include CT Scanning, Ultrasound and Diagnostic Radiology.  Our Middlebury office is also the home of The Connecticut Center for Advanced Vein Therapy.      
      DRA's Middlebury Office is located at 1579 Straits Turnpike in the Turnpike Office Park, Lower Level.  To schedule an appointment call 203-758-2588.        

"Busting Mammo Myths!"
hyson By Eric Hyson, MD
DRA Radiologist & Chief of Mammography at Waterbury Hospital
Every issue we will take a common myth or misconception concerning mammography or breast health and give you the correct information.  If you have a question that you would like answered please feel free to  contact our office.
"Because mammograms use x-ray radiation to take the pictures, they are dangerous and cause cancer."
Your exposure to X-rays should always be kept to the minimum necessary, because there is certainly some risk of cancer from larger doses of X-rays.  However, the radiation doses with modern mammography are low, and the life-saving benefits of mammography outweigh any minimal negative effect of the X-ray for women over age 40.  For women under age 40, in whom breast cancer is less likely and the breast is more radiation-sensative. Mammography may still be indicated for women at a higher than average risk,for example, because of a strong family history of breast cancer.
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