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Lieutenant Governor Wyman Hails Breast Ultrasound Bill

RSC President Jean Weigert hosted Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and others at a recent ceremony to recognize new legislation that limits patient co-pays for breast ultrasound screenings. The bill (SB 10) was enacted in the past session to limit the co-pays to $20 per procedure, the latest in a series of laws to encourage appropriate testing for women who have dense breast tissue.

The event was held at the Imaging Center of West Hartford on Friday, June 27. Two leading advocates of the legislation, Sen. Joe Crisco and Rep. Sandy Nafis, attended as did several patients.

The Lieutenant Governor, who in her prior career was an x-ray technician, spoke about the need for more women to receive the life-saving tests. Dr. Weigert also shared her most recent patient data that shows the ultrasounds are catching small cancers that were missed by mammograms.

Several media outlets covered the event.


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