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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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Entry Screenings for OKAY Industries Inc.

Midstate Radiology Associates, LLC is proud to announce that starting Monday, April 27th, several office team members have volunteered to adjust their work schedules to provide entry screening to OKAY Industries Inc. workers. Our office teams are coming in as early as 4:30am to screen OKAY Industries Inc’s over 320 employees in two Connecticut factory…

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Midstate Radiology Increases Visitor Restrictions Due to COVID-19

Midstate Radiology Associates is committed to protecting its patients, staff and the community from the spread of Coronavirus. In an effort to prioritize health and your safety during the Coronavirus pandemic, Midstate Radiology Associates has increased restrictions to no visitors and is proactively calling patients to postpone certain screening exams that are not urgent or…

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Growing Private Practice Looks to Become the ‘Amazon of Radiology’

In an evolving healthcare landscape, where many independent radiology practices are joining national groups, some private entities are choosing to invest in themselves. In a few short years, Midstate Radiology Associates has grown exponentially on their own. Pursuit of Growth Founded in 1955, Midstate Radiology Associates stayed relatively the same size until 2015. By 2019,…

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Dr. Jeffrey Takahashi Named New Medical Director for Vein Centers of CT

The Vein Centers of CT is excited to have Dr. Jeffrey Takahashi join its dedicated team as Medical Director. Dr. Takahashi is well known throughout Connecticut and brings a vast array of venous disease knowledge and experience to the Vein Centers of CT. Board Certified in Radiology and Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, he served as…

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