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Premier Imaging Matches New Diagnostic Radiology Residents

We’re matched! Premier Imaging, who administers the highly regarded Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Norwalk Hospital, is pleased to announce matching the 20th and 30th picks out of 95 possible candidates interviewed. Matching in the top third of candidates in this year’s match indicates the strength of our highly supportive and clinically outstanding residency training

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Norwalk Hospital ranks in Top 100 in Nation for 2022

Norwalk Hospital won a Top 100 Best Hospitals award for 2022 from Healthgrades. This honor means Norwalk Hospital is in the top 2% of the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality care year over year. In addition, Norwalk Hospital was recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, with

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How to Prepare for an MRI: Everything You Want to Know

Everything You Want to Know Magnetic resonance imaging, or simply MRI, is one of the more popular and most effective medical procedures in diagnosing abnormalities or monitoring treatments. Roughly a century ago, doctors would rely on symptoms and signs, which we now know is not an efficient method to make a diagnosis. Fortunately, today’s medical

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Should I Get a Mammogram at 35?

Mammograms have become a very popular procedure, especially with the worldwide awareness about breast cancer. Every woman is encouraged to get a mammogram as it’s better to take preventive measures than it is to be impacted by surprises.  A very common question asked is, “what age should a woman get a mammogram?” Generally, mammograms are

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Your Guide To A Healthy Diet To Prevent Cancer

Cancer is one of many causes of death. Most cancer is subtle and can often creep in. In most cases, cancer appears to be nothing until it becomes something. While most people go for routine check-ups, sometimes it can be too late and there is little or nothing patients can do. There are, however, steps

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CT Scan and Claustrophobia: What You Should Know

What You Should Know If getting a CT scan, also known as a Computed tomography scan, makes you nervous, don’t worry, you are not alone. Having a CT scan should not be scary.  However, having anxiety about being claustrophobic could make you nervous about having a CT scan.  Fortunately, CT scan machines are open, not

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Can You Be Allergic to Ultrasound Gel

If you ever wondered if ultrasound gel has some harmful effects or if you can be allergic to an ultrasound gel, then you just might be about to get an answer. Usually, ultrasound waves have a tough time traveling through air and this can become a problem if you are looking to create clear images

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Radiologist performing MRI on patient

What to Expect During an MRI

What Happens During an MRI? During your MRI you will lie on a padded table. We do our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The table then moves into the MRI machine. It is very important that you lie as still as possible so the best possible picture can be obtained. During the exam you

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Transgender Breast Cancer Risks to Be Aware Of

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

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Radiologist preparing female patient for mammogram

How Important are Mammograms for Breast Cancer Prevention?

Annual Mammograms Are Essential In The Fight Against Breast Cancer One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. According to U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics,  in 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast

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Digital X-Ray

Types of Diagnostic Radiology and Medical Imaging

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

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CT Scan, Explained

CT Scan, Explained A CT scan, also known as computerized tomography, uses a series of x-ray images to view bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. When patients go in for a CT scan they can expect to lie on a table that slides gently into the scanner machine. The x-ray tube rotates around your body

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We Now Offer Lung Cancer Screenings

We Now Offer Lung Cancer Screenings At Premier Imaging, we are now able to do lung cancer screening; a low-dose CT scan for high risk patients. We are offering a set price of only $99 for the screening. The American Cancer Society recommends annual lung cancer screening for certain people at higher risk for lung

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Keeping You Safe During Your Mammogram

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 Premier Imaging have implemented robust and thoughtful protocols to protect you, our patients. Rest assured that the safety of our

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Mammography at Age 40?

Mammography at Age 40? Early stage diagnosis offers the best prognosis for breast cancer. Mammography can detect small breast tumors years before they can be felt. Since we do not yet have a way to protect against developing breast cancer, early detection remains our best tool. Women can take a positive step in maintaining their

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5 Ways to Reduce MRI Anxiety

We understand that MRI’s can be intimidating. Whether you suffer from claustrophobia or have never had an MRI scan, rest assured that MRI’s are not painful or scary.  At Premier Imaging, we stress the importance of our patients in our services and quality care. If you’re nervous for your scan, here are a few ways

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