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How CT Scans Identify Vaping-Related Lung Damage

A study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology highlights the role computed tomography (CT) has played in identifying electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, also known as EVALI. The first reports of EVALI emerged in late 2019. Within a six-month timeframe, a handful of cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control…

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COVID Vaccines & Mammograms: What You Should Know

Studies in Clinical Imaging and Radiology have identified one temporary side effect of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine that may appear during breast imaging: Swollen lymph nodes on the same side of the body that the vaccine was administered. Swelling under the arm can result in falsely indicating the presence of breast cancer. Why Does This…

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4 Benefits of Image-Guided Injections

Image-guided injections, such as epidural injections and facet joint blocks, offer a minimally invasive solution to address inflammation, pain and reduced mobility. A doctor may recommend this treatment after more traditional methods, such as medication or physical therapy, have not yielded significant results. Injections without imaging technology have been used for years to address hip,…

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Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day As a Paid Holiday

Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC is extremely proud to announce that our organization has designated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid holiday, starting in January 2022. Taking a Stand on Equality Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated each year on the third Monday in January. Americans are encouraged to reflect on Dr. King’s…

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Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common form and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women. As with most types of cancer, the earlier lung cancer is detected, the quicker treatment can start before it spreads. Unfortunately, lung cancer often goes undetected until it reaches an advanced stage…

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COVID Vaccination Guidelines for Screening Mammograms

One of the side effects of the COVID vaccine can be enlargement of the lymph nodes under the arm into which the dose was injected. Over a period of time, those nodes will return to normal size and any soft tissue swelling will resolve. Enlarged nodes may be a normal response to the vaccination. Our…

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Improving Women’s Health with Rapid Breast Cancer Diagnosis Centers

In an interview with GE Healthcare, leaders from Hartford HealthCare’s Central Region discussed how their two rapid breast cancer comprehensive diagnosis centers have reduced barriers to care, allowing patients to receive a diagnosis sooner. Dedicated Team Approach On average, the length of time between a positive screening mammogram and follow-up care is 26 days, and…

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Differences Between Screening & Diagnostic Mammograms

A mammogram is an X-ray procedure of the breast, considered to be one of the most reliable methods to detect cancer in its early stages. When imaging identifies an abnormality in a female patient, she can get treatment sooner and likely have a more favorable outcome. There are two types of mammogram procedures: Screening and…

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Midstate Radiology Associates Supports Local Business for the Holidays

Midstate Radiology Associates is proud to support local business during these challenging times. In lieu of this year’s holiday party, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we recognized our hardworking employees with a special gift. This year, we placed a large order of Thomspon Chocolate for our team. A Meriden-based company, Thompson Chocolate has been in…

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Mammography Screenings During the COVID-19 Crisis

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of screening mammograms have decreased dramatically. Prior to this global health crisis, more than 100,000 mammograms were performed daily, but experts agree: the cancellation of non-essential healthcare services is necessary to protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19. Two members of our staff, President Gary Dee, MD and Director…

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