Housatonic Valley Radiological Associates (HVRA) announced today that it is offering a special incentive for women to schedule their breast cancer screenings at its Southbury location in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
During the entire month of October, new patients who schedule their breast screenings will receive a certificate for a free manicure (valued at $10) at Mire Nail & Spa, located next to HVRA Southbury Imaging at 800 Main Street South in Southbury, CT. HVRA’s October Breast Health Screening program aims to encourage women to take an active role in the early detection of breast cancer.
Dr. Conrad P. Ehrlich, medical director at Housatonic Valley Radiological Associates, said, “The goal of our October Breast Health Screening Program is to encourage women to join the millions of others who get annual mammograms in order to detect breast cancer at an early stage. Early detection is proven to be a woman’s best defense against breast cancer and significantly improve chances for survival. HVRA offers affordable, ACR-accredited breast screenings in a private and comfortable setting.”
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer ranks second in cancer deaths among women in the U.S. The American Cancer Society recommends annual breast cancer screening starting at age 40. Patients with certain risk factors, such as a family history of breast cancer, may start screenings sooner than age 40. Women are encouraged to discuss their specific risk factors and screening needs with their doctors.
HVRA is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for mammography, breast ultrasound breast MRI, and breast biopsy, and is FDA approved for mammography. HVRA also provides outpatient breast biopsy procedures, including ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic biopsy, which offer safe and minimally invasive biopsy methods for the patient while producing superior clinical results, without hospital visits, surgery or stitches.
HVRA is an independent diagnostic radiology program providing high quality services at very affordable prices, with locations in Danbury, Southbury and New Milford. Established in 1978, it is a full-service diagnostic radiology practice, also offering a complete range of women’s diagnostic imaging services. HVRA is owned and operated by Conrad P. Ehrlich, MD, who has practiced diagnostic radiology for the past 25 years in Western Connecticut. For more information, visit http://www.hvradiology.net.