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Ultrasound

The use of high-frequency sound waves to create images of select organs, tissues and blood vessels.

Ultrasound: The Safest Imaging Technology

Ultrasound doesn’t use any radiation. The technology uses high-frequency sound waves to view live images of the organs, tissues and blood vessels inside your body.

Ultrasound is so safe that it is routinely used during pregnancy. It is also an extremely useful way to examine internal organs such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidney, scrotum, pelvis, breast, thyroid and vascular system.

Meternal-Fetal Ultrasound

During a maternal health ultrasound, a perinatologist (a doctor who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine) very carefully examines the fetus using advanced ultrasound technology. These ultrasounds allow your perinatologist to diagnose conditions in your child before birth.

Obstetrics Ultrasound

Throughout your pregnancy, you will receive ultrasounds to check on your baby’s growth as well as the health of your placenta, uterus, and cervix.

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasounds allow your doctors to study how your blood flows and identify any areas where blood flow is decreased.

Breast Ultrasound

Along with other testing, breast ultrasound can be used to help determine if lumps in the breast are benign or cancerous.
 

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Jul 15, 2020

Bristol Health earns Silver Recognition from ENA

Bristol Health has become the first healthcare system in the state to earn a Silver Recognition, achieving the feat in the 2020 ExcellenceNorth Alliance (ENA) Baldrige-based Awards and Recognition.

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Jun 19, 2020

Bristol Health Changing The Focus Of Its COVID-19 Specimen Collection

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May 04, 2020

Coronavirus survivor, 34-weeks pregnant, receives heartfelt goodbye

Nicole Nolan has become Bristol Hospital’s latest coronavirus survivor. Nolan, who is 34 weeks pregnant, was discharged from the hospital Friday.

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Apr 23, 2020

The head of Bristol Healthcare Kurt Barwis contracted COVID-19 and is discussing his experience.

Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis talks to WFSB about his experience with COVID-19 and his recovery.

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Apr 20, 2020

At Bristol Hospital, the top executive came down with COVID-19. He’s the face of recovery

As president of Bristol Hospital, Kurt Barwis spent March 27 reviewing preparations for the coronavirus wave, double-checking that his 1,700 employees were doing everything possible to keep themselves healthy.

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Apr 15, 2020

Bristol Hospital Workers Gather Daily to Pray for Patients, Community, & Colleagues

Hospital workers urging all of us to stay home as they find the strength to enter the hospital doors every day.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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Apr 10, 2020

Bristol Hospital president and CEO returns to work after recovering from coronavirus, plans to donate plasma

Bristol Health President and CEO Kurt Barwis returned to the hospital Thursday after working from home since March 31, when he tested positive for coronavirus, and plans on donating plasma to help someone else with the virus.

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