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134 Grandview Avenue
Suite 101
Waterbury CT 06708
1579 Straits Turnpike
Lower Level
Middlebury,  CT 06762
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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
June 2009

    Congratulations to anyone graduating this spring; it doesn't matter if it's a pre-school, grammar school, high school, college, law school, training school or basket weaving school - to graduate is a big deal.  The employees here at DRA have several graduates (myself included) this year and it has been one long year for all of us. We have four high schoolers going onto college (3 to UCONN - Go Huskies! and one to Fitchburg State College).  So good luck to all of you out there, students and parents alike!  
Donna Johnson
Community Relations Liaison
Diagnostic Radiology Associates 
"Busting Mammo Myths!"
hyson "My mammogram report indicated that I have a "probably benign" lesion and that I should have a re-check mammogram in 6 months.  Any lesion should be removed rather than waiting 6 months."  Wrong! Surgically removing or even doing needle biopsies of lesions in the "probably benign" category would subject huge numbers of women to needless interventions.  Lesions in this category almost always end up being classified as benign after a period of observation, and no biobsy or surgery is needed.  In the occasional case that becomes more suspicious while under observation, and for which a biopsy is eventually required, the patient is not put at any greater risk for having the biopsy delayed.
Eric A. Hyson, MD, FACR
Director of Mammography, Waterbury Hospital
Diagnostic Radiology Associates

SAVE THE DATE!! September 19th

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   Save the date of Saturday, September 12, 2009 for  a fantastic day of music and fun all to benefit a great cause, "Are You Dense Inc."!  The event is being held at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury and will run from 11:00AM until 9:00PM. 
   Are You Dense Inc. was formed by Nancy Cappello Ph.D. after being diagnosed with stage 3c breast cancer two months after her yearly mammogram showed no findings of cancer.  What she learned since her late-stage cancer diagnosis is that, like many women, she has dense breast tissue and mammograms have limitations in finding cancer in women with dense breast tissue.  Since her diagnosis, Nancy has pledged to expose the "Best Kept Secret" of dense breast tissue to ensure that no woman receives a late-stage cancer diagnosis.
   Nancy has worked with the CT legislature to pass laws to cover ultrasound screening as a supplement to the mammogram.  Are You Dense Inc. is dedicated to educating the public about dense breast tissue and improving the condition of women diagnosed with breast cancer by raising awareness about the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of living with the disease.  Are You Dense also advocates change to public policy and supports new and existing research in the early detection of breast cancer for women with dense breast tissue.
   The music festival will feature live music all day, everyone is invited to bring a blanket, chair, picinic basket and enjoy the day with your family.  The ticket price will include entrance to the MusicFest, an all day ride pass, parking and tickets for food and drink.  There will be a silent auction which will include artist signed musical gear.  The main event will be The New Rascals featuring original members Dino Danelli (drums) and Gene Cornish (guitar). 
   Tickets price: Adults (13 & over) $35 advance $45 door
                          Children (4 - 12) $20 advance $25 door
                          3 & under FREE
   For tickets call Donna Johnson at DRA 203-756-8911
Dr. Stein Retires!
stein    We find it very hard to believe but Stephen Stein, MD is retiring from Diagnostic Radiology Associates and Waterbury Hospital.    He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at Albert Einstein, Bronx Municipal Hospital.  Dr. Stein has been a Clinical Instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Park City Hospital in Bridgeport, Brown University School of Medicine, Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. 
    Dr. Stein joined the Waterbury health care community in 1976 and during his years with Diagnostic Radiology Associates and Waterbury Hospital he has touched the lives of many people. We have often heard comments about how comforting he was to patients during special procedures and how kind he was when delivering not such great news.   He has been a tireless physician and a wonderful co-worker, advisor, comedian and friend. We will miss him more than we can say and wish him nothing but the best for the next phase of his life!