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     This month is the begining of a very busy spring season here at DRA..  Coming up first is our sponsorship of Menopause the Musical at The Palace Theater on Tuesday, April 17th.  Stop by the DRA table and receive a free gift!  If you have not seen this show it is a hysterical look at menopause and you will laugh till it hurts!

    On April 25th stop by Newbury Place at 41 Oak Tree Road in Southbury, a wonderful gift shop filled with great gifts (including Alex and Ani bracelets) and mention Are You Dense? at the register and RYD will receive 15% of the sale.  This is just in time for Mother's Day so shop early and help out a great cause.

     TGIF is up next on the 27th and once again DRA & CCAVT are the premier sponsors for Waterbury Hospital's women's wellness forum.  Details are down below. 

     Come and join DRA for one or for all of these fun events! 

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Dr. Zhang 



         Waterbury Neurology is pleased to announce the addition of Jianhui Zhang, M.D., M.S to its practice. Dr. Zhang will join Dr. Kenneth A. Kaplove and Dr. David Tkeshelashvili in their office located at 1579 Straits Turnpike in Middlebury.

          Dr. Zhang, Fellowship trained in Neurophysiology from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, was born in China, and attended Nanhua University in Hengyang, Hunan where she was an attending physician in infectious disease .Upon coming to the United States she attended graduate school at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and then went on to an internship in internal medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine at Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, New York. Dr. Zhang completed her residency in Neurology at Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York followed by her Fellowship at Dartmouth.

          Dr. Zhang has been with Neurology Specialists, P.C. in Fairfield and Shelton and an attending physician at both Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport and Griffin Hospital in Derby. She is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. She is extremely excited to be joining Dr. Kenneth Kaplove and Dr. David Tkeshelashvil in practice at Waterbury Neurology. Dr. Zhang is "looking forward to not only serving the people of the Greater Waterbury, but also making new friends here."  


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


What are the most common uses for MRI?


MRI can be used in the evaluation of any part of the body, although it has advantages and disadvantages compared to other imaging techniques such as regular X-ray, ultrasound, CAT scanning and Nuclear Medicine, depending on the clinical questions involved.  MRI is most frequently used to examine the neurological systems (brain and spinal cord) and the bones and joints. The soft tissue details of these organs can be difficult to visualize by other techniques whereas MR images provide the clearest pictures of these areas of anatomy.

For neurologic applications, MRI is often used to detect and characterize brain and spine lesions, including strokes, tumors, infections such as meningitis or encephalitis, dementia, multiple sclerosis and traumatic injuries.  The most common spine evaluation is for detection of disc abnormalities (disc degeneration, disc bulges and herniations) that might be responsible for nerve compressions in the neck or back.

For orthopedic applications, MRI can be focused on any joint in the body, large or small, to assess the integrity of the bones and examine the adjacent soft tissues, including the joint cartilages, ligaments, tendons and muscles.  Conditions of the bones, including arthritis, tumors and infections (osteomyelitis) can be evaluated. Although the neurologic and orthopedic exams make up about 80% of MRI studies, the test can also be useful in assessing disease processes in the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, with excellent depiction of any of the solid organs in the body.  Two areas of most recent interest include breast and prostate imaging for evaluation of cancer.  If you have any questions about the utility of MRI, please feel free to consult your doctor or call our office.


Time is Running Out!  TGIF is This Month!
Friday, April 27, 2013
4:30pm - 10:00pm
La Bella Vista (The Ponte Club)
Keynote Speaker & Guests
  • Tina Herman, MSN, RN
  • Michelle Gotay (The One and Only!)
  • Teresa LaBarbera, WTNH News 8

DRA & CCAVT are once again very honored to be the premier event sponsors.  Join us for a night of fun and friendship.  For more information and for tickets please call 203-573- 7691.

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