Implants and Mammography: What You Need to Know

Many women and transgender individuals who have breast implants are uncertain of the best methods to check for breast cancer. Many people think that breast implants interfere with mammography. In actuality, your radiologist and technologist are well versed in how to work with the implants to capture valuable imaging to view the natural breast tissue. […]

Mammogram While Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

Mothers breastfeed their babies to keep them healthy by giving them necessary nutrients that help them grow in an optimal way. Breastfeeding a child also strengthens the bond between both mother and child because of the activity’s physical nature. So we understand when patients say that they don’t want to interrupt the process of breastfeeding […]

Now Is The Time To Get A Mammogram!

Mammogram unit for Breast Cancer Screening

COVID-19 At the onset of COVID-19, screening mammography was put on hold to help decrease the spread of the virus. One unfortunate consequence of this has been a substantial decrease in the detection of early-stage cancers. Annual Screening Well, there is no better time than the present for patients to resume their annual screening. At […]

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

digital image of woman holding breast

Tomosynthesis A tricky word to pronounce but an important word to understand! Also called three-dimensional (3D) mammography, tomosynthesis is an advanced form of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts. This provides a clearer, more detailed picture for the radiologist to look for abnormalities. Screening Screening […]

Annual Mammograms are Necessary in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Women high fiving in Breast Cancer Awarenes Month

Invasive 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 cancer are expected to be diagnosed in […]

Is it Safe to Get a Mammogram?

radiologist performing mammogram on patient

Mammograms Save Lives Multiple studies have consistently demonstrated that screening mammography saves lives. Routine yearly screenings are critical in the detection of early-stage breast cancer. Why Connecticut Breast Imaging? At Connecticut Breast Imaging we have implemented robust and thoughtful protocols to protect you, our patients. Rest assured that the safety of our patients is of […]