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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,

CT Scan, Explained

A computerized tomography scan, also known as a CT or CAT scan, emits beams of x-rays through the body to generate images of soft tissue, bones, cancers, vascular disease, heart disease, and/or infections. When individuals need a CT scan, they will lay flat on a table that moves gently into a high-powered scanning machine. After

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