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Jefferson Radiology Becomes First Diagnostic Imaging Group in Connecticut to Add Automated Ultrasound Capability for Screening Women with Dense Breast Tissue
Date:10/6/2010

. Phillips said.

"Stories such as the one Dr. Cappello shared this evening are a personal testament to the importance of the inclusion of breast ultrasound screening within our state's healthcare system."

State Senator Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. was responsible for leading the charge on recently-amended legislation regarding the communication of mammographic breast density information to patients in the state of Connecticut. The act (Public Act No. 09-41) states that on and after October 1, 2009, each mammography report provided to a patient shall include information about breast density, based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology.

According to the reformed legislation, if patients are notified their breast tissue is dense, they will also be informed that they could benefit from supplementary screening tests such as ultrasound.

"In recent years my committee led Connecticut to the forefront of breast cancer awareness and early detection to the benefit of not just the women who are affected, but all their loved ones besides," Senator Crisco said. "Yet with all our success we keep learning what more we can do to help prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. For instance, we've learned that for some women, conventional mammograms don't reveal the entire story, so those women need this additional information and insurance coverage for additional screening."

Also on hand to highlight the benefits of the legislation, as well as the importance ABUS serves to the state's healthcare community, was Susan G. Komen Executive Director (CT), Anne Morris.

About Jefferson Radiology: Jefferson Radiology offers the full spectrum of diagnostic imaging and interventional services to patients. As leaders in diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology, our specialized physicians and highly-trained staff are committed to providing exceptional patient care. Jefferson Radiology received
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