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12th GALA 






NOVEMBER 19, 2011



5:30 - Midnight


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       Things are really heating up this summer at DRA.  The addition of our new 3T MRI  really has us excited about its capabilities and what it means for radiology in our area.  It's just like when we were the first to have digital mammography  -  we couldn't stop looking at the images!  For more information about the new 3T MRI go to our website and take a look.
      I want to thank  everyone who attended or helped support the Home-to-Home Foundation's golf tournament on Monday, July 11th. We had beautiful weather ( a little on the warm side but not lightening or thunder).   Here is DRA's smiling foursome! 

John Catalina, DJ Belcher, Tom Cichowski and Dave Zirlen

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 Donna Johnson 
Community Relations Liaison
 The Breast Center of Greater Waterbury at the Leever Cancer Center has been awarded a full, three year accreditation by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). As the gold standard for breast health centers, NAPBC accreditation ensures that patients will have the advantage of:
  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state of the art services
  • A multidiciplinary team approach
  • The leadership of an excellent surgical team
  • The very best treatment options
  • Information and education about breast health, clinical trials and new treatments
  • High quality breast care close to home

 DRA is proud to be part of the multidicilpinary physician team that coordinates care for patients at the  Breast Center of Greater Waterbury. 


With the arrival of the first 3T MRI in the Waterbury area at DRA we are now switching our question and answer section to MRI's. Kenneth Allen, MD, a partner at DRA and Director of Greater Waterbury Imaging will answer some of the most common asked questions concerning MRI.

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Dr. Kenneth Allen

 How much radiation exposure is there with MRI?

One of the wonderful things about MRI is the absence of any dangerous radiation.  The MRI images are produced by the influence of radio-waves on our bodies in the presence of a strong magnetic field.  We don't have any sensation for magnetism, so being in the magnet does not cause us to feel anything in particular.  The only electromagnetic influence that is added to the MRI experience is the use of radio-waves that are transmitted into the patient during the exam.  These radio-waves are of the same frequency that you might receive on the FM radio in your car, and to which we are all continuously exposed in our daily lives.  These radio-waves do not have enough energy to damage any of the tissues in our bodies, so there are not harmful effects from the magnetic field or from the radio imput.  In fact, the influence that the magnet and the radio-waves have on our bodies in the MRI machine is only temporary, with no lasting effects once a patient steps out of the MR scanner.

 The MusicFest is the major fund raiser and supports the Mission of Are You Dense, Inc. which raises awareness of dense breast tissue for the early detection of breast cancer.  With the leadership of Dr. Nancy Cappello, the State of Connecticut has become the leader in the nation in dense breast tissue awareness.  To find out more about  Are You Dense, Inc. and the details of the MusicFest go to their website at
Tickets for the MusicFest are available at the Harold Leever Cancer Center in Waterbury, Canfield Corner Pharmacy in Woodbury, The Palace Theater in Watertbury and The Print Shop in Wolcott. This is a great event with lots of great music, a silent auction and exhibitors. Mention this article at the DRA booth and receive a special gift!   


Are the veins on your legs making the summer miserable again this year?  Do you want to do something about them but don't know how to start the process?  Are you afraid the procedure is painful?  Let The Connecticut Center for Advance Vein Therapy answer all your questions and calm your fears.  Click here for more information about the latest in vein therapy Vein Info and click here for a copy of the CCAVT Brochure.

                   CALENDAR & EVENTS  


 August 1, 2011  Ponte Club Monday Night Dinner

        to benefit Home-to-Home Foundation

                    Reservations Required

August 28, 2011 Are You Dense MusicFest,

                Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury

  September 30, 2011 Cheshire Health & Wellness Fair,  

                                             Cheshire Senior Center 9:00am - 11:30am     

  November 19, 2011   Waterbury Hospital's 12th Annual Gala,

                                                      Villa Rosa, Waterbury

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