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Breast Cancer Risk in Transgender Women

Although data on transgender women is limited, breast cancer screening guidelines in this patient population are evolving. Transgender women have a high prevalence of dense breasts, which is an independent risk for breast cancer. Transgender women differ from non-transgender women in the length of exposure to estrogens as well as variable exposure to progestogens. Therefore, …

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Digital X-Ray

Types of Diagnostic Radiology and Medical Imaging

The most common diagnostic imaging technologies used by radiologists are the following: X-ray– This medical imaging technology uses low-dose radiation and a specialized plate to produce images of inside the body, especially the bones and joints. Digital X-rays use less radiation and are often used for that reason. Computerized tomography (CT) scan– This medical imaging …

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Keeping You Safe During Your Mammogram

Multiple studies have consistently demonstrated that screening mammography saves lives. Routine yearly screenings are critical in the detection of early stage breast cancer. We at Connecticut Women’s Imaging at Specialty Imaging have implemented robust and thoughtful protocols to protect you, our patients. Rest assured that the safety of our patients is of utmost importance to …

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