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RAH to Provide Diagnostic Radiology Services to Johnson Memorial Medical Center

Johnson Memorial Medical Center

Agreement follows successful St. Francis Care acquisition of Johnson Memorial

ENFIELD, Conn., October, 2015 — Radiology Associates of Hartford (RAH) has announced it will provide professional radiology services at Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) effective October 1, 2015.

The announcement comes following a historic affiliation agreement signed between Saint Francis Care and Johnson Memorial Medical Center designed to maintain JMMC as an independent source of high quality health care and expand its clinical services in North Central Connecticut.

“As a community-based provider of diagnostic imaging services, this presents a tremendous opportunity to expand our hospital affiliation and deliver the highest level of care to patients, providers and hospitals in the region,” said Michael Twohig, M.D., Radiology Associates of Hartford President and Chairman of Radiology.

Under the JMMC arrangement, RAH will support all aspects of imaging at the Johnson Memorial Hospital and Johnson Ambulatory Surgery Center, including Diagnostic Radiology, Ultrasound, MRI, CT Scan, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine. In addition to radiology JMMC gains expanded access to oncology, cardiology, behavioral health, hospitalists and laboratory services, and other services.

Radiology Associates of Hartford brings years of experience to central Connecticut and provides a full range of screening and diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound, diagnostic X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, DEXA bone densitometry, breast and thyroid biopsies, and varicose vein treatment.

All RAH radiologists are board certified and have advanced subspecialty training in areas including neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal, cardiac, breast, and pediatric imaging.

RAH Welcomes Dr. Erik Bee

Erik Bee, M.D.

Radiology Associates of Hartford is excited to welcome Dr. Erik Bee as a staff radiologist. Dr. Bee graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine before completing his residency at Tufts University School of Medicine Baystate Medical Center. He then completed the radiology residency program at the University of Connecticut and went onto complete their fellowship program in women’s imaging at Saint Francis Hospital. He also completed a vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Bee specializes in women’s imaging, as well as vascular and interventional radiology. He’s also fluent in Polish.

Welcome to the team, Dr. Bee!

Meet Dr. Swapnil Bagade

Swapnil Bagade

Radiology Associates of Hartford is excited to welcome Dr. Swapnil Bagade as a staff radiologist. Dr. Bagade graduated from Somaiya Medical College in Mumbai, India. He then completed a radiology residency at Tata Memorial Hospital and a registry radiology residency at Somaiya Hospital in Mumbai. In 2010, he came to the U.S. for an abdominal imaging fellowship program at Emory University in Atlanta. After completing that fellowship program, he moved to Saint Louis where he completed both pediatric radiology and nuclear imaging fellowships at Washington University.

Dr. Bagade’s areas of expertise include pediatric imaging, nuclear imaging and brain imaging. He also co-authored a chapter on pediatric abdominal imaging for Roger’s Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care.

Welcome to the team, Dr. Bagade!

Meet Dr. Michelle Romero

Michelle J. Romero, M.D., M.A.

Radiology Associates of Hartford is excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Romero as a new staff radiologist. Dr. Romero graduated from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School, she then interned at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, before completing her residency in radiology at Rutgers University and a breast and body imaging fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Romero’s areas of expertise include breast imaging and minimally invasive breast procedures, CT, MRI and ultrasound body imaging. She also specializes in minimally invasive biopsy procedures including MRI-guided biopsies, Ultrasound-guided biopsies and Ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsies. She has also taught courses in women’s imaging at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Welcome to the team, Dr. Romero!

Radiology Associates of Hartford Celebrates Women’s Health by Holding a Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Screening Brunch

Enfield, Conn., May 1, 2015 — In honor of Mother’s Day, Radiology Associates of Hartford (RAH) is having a breast cancer screening brunch to help support the important women in everyone’s lives. Connecticut still has the unlucky distinction of having the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the U.S. As with any cancer, early detection is key. Regular yearly screening mammograms are the best tool for catching breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. This event aims to make getting a mammogram more accessible by offering weekend appointments from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at RAH’s Enfield clinic – located at 9 Cranbrook Boulevard in Suite 102.

This event also makes the yearly health chore of getting a screening mammogram into a celebration of women’s health. In addition to offering state-of-the-art mammograms, RAH will be offering free made-to-order omelettes, mimosas, manicures, mini makeovers, professional bra fittings, blood pressure checks and goodie bags.

“Most women list a lack of time and anxiety about the results as the top reasons they skip their annual mammogram,” said Robert Perez, M.D. radiologist and breast imaging specialist at RAH. “Our hope is that by making getting a mammogram into a celebration more women will be inspired to be proactive about their health.”

Because of the number of women who attend, pre-registration is recommended for the event and can be made by calling 860-714-2724. For more information about the Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Screening Brunch or services available at RAH, visit www.rahxray.com or call 860-714-2724.

Lung CT scan use expected to swell

Modern Healthcare By Jaimy Lee

January 3, 2015 – Three years ago, Gordon Green, then 55, rejected his primary-care doctor’s suggestion that he get screened for lung cancer.

But Green’s history of smoking a pack a day for 30 years and his doctor’s insistence changed his mind. And when his low-dose CT scan (LDCT) identified an early stage tumor in his left lung, Green underwent surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a teaching affiliate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, Burlington, Mass. He has been cancer-free since. “It wasn’t so long ago that lung cancer was a death sentence,” he said.

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Diagnostic Imaging Magazine Spotlight – Worth the Cost? Weighing Radiology Society Membership

Spotlight on Radiology Associates of Hartford’s Dr. Posteraro in Diagnostic Imaging Magazine.

November 6, 2014 – After finishing his radiology residency in 2004, Anthony Posteraro, MD, joined several major societies – ACR, RSNA, ARRS, and a few others. Membership dues were steep, but as a resident, he got a much-appreciated discount.

Now a diagnostic radiologist in private practice at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT, Posteraro said he believes society membership is more critical these days than ever due to the healthcare overhaul and medicine moving from a fragmented to more unified system.

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