About Jean Weigert


  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, B.A. May 1976 Molecular Biology
  • S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, M.D. – 1980
  • Internship: Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey, Flexible Internship, July 1980-June 1981
  • Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032, Diagnostic Radiology – 7/81-6/84
  • Fellowship: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York – 7/84-6/85, Abdominal Imaging


  • The Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Heroes- Physician of the Year 2014
  • Are You Dense, Inc. Champion of “Exposing the Secret” Award 2012
  • The Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Heroes- Innovator in Medicine 2009


  • Diplomat American Board of Radiology -May 1984
  • American College of Radiology-Member-March 1985
    • Fellow 2008
    • Accreditation Committee for Mammography -2005-2007, 2015-present
    • Chair-6/2015-present
    • Mammography Reviewer, 1993 – Present
    • Senior Mammography Reviewer- 2003-Present
    • Accreditation Committee for Body Ultrasound -2012-present
    • Body Ultrasound Image Reviewer-2012-Present
    • Ethics Committee- 2000 – 2005
    • Accreditation Committee for Bone Densitometry- 2003-2006
  • The Radiological Society of Connecticut –
    • President 2013-2015
    • Treasurer 2008-20013
    • Membership and Fellowship Chair 2006- 2008
    • Insurance Committee Chair 2005-2006
  • American Roentgen Ray Society- July 2004-present
  • Connecticut Malpractice Insurance Company- Risk Assessment Committee-2003-2007
  • Radiological Society of North America-Member 1985-Present
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • American Association of Women Radiologists- 1983-Present
  • Society of Breast Imaging- 1995-Present
  • The American Society of Breast Disease-2004-2014
    • Membership Committee 2008
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry-1994-2015
    • Certified Clinical Densitometrist 1999 – Present
    • Bone Densitometry Certification Course Faculty -1999-2014
    • Co-Chair Membership-2008
  • Society for the Advancement of Women’s Imaging-1996-Present, Member at Large 2005-2007
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine-1990-2014
  • Journal of Women’s Imaging- Editorial Board 1999- 2005
  • Journal of Clinical Densitometry-Editorial Board-2002-Present
  • American Journal of Roentgenology – Editorial Board Women’s Imaging Section 2005- Present
  • National Boards Parts I, II, III


  • Weigert, J. M. (2016), The Connecticut Experiment; The Third Installment: 4 Years of Screening Women with Dense Breasts with Bilateral Ultrasound. Breast J. doi:10.1111/tbj.12678
  • Weigert, J and Steenbergen, S. The Connecticut Experiments Second Year: Ultrasound in the Screening of Women with Dense Breasts The Breast Journal. (2015) 21(2), 175-180.
  • Weigert JW and Steenbergen S. The Connecticut Experiment: The Role of Ultrasound in the Screening of Women with Dense Breasts. The Breast Journal (2012) 18(6), 517-122.
  • Weigert JW and Kieper DA. Editorial: Current and Future Roles of Molecular Breast Imaging in the community-Based Breast Center. Imaging Med (2012) 4(4), 383-387.
  • Weigert JM, Bertrand ML, Lanzkowsky L, et al. Results of a Multi-Center Patient Registry to determine the Clinical Impact of Breast-Specific gamma Imaging, a Molecular Breast Imaging Technique AJR January 2012 198:W69-W75;doi:10,2214.
  • Brem RF, Ioffe M, Rapelyea JA, Yost KG, Weigert JM et al. Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: Detection with Mammography, Sonography, MRI, and Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging. AJR 2009 February (192), 379-383.
  • Chapter in Bone Disease in Rheumatology Editors: M. Maricic and O. Gluck Lippincott and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA 2005. Measurement of Bone Mineral Density: DXA and QCT. Nelson D.A. Weigert J.M. Mosley-Williams A.D.
  • Weigert JM, A Review of Current Therapeutic Options for Osteoporosis. Journal of Women’s Imaging. Vol. 6(2):2004, 57-64.
  • Daphne J. Theodorou, Stavroula J. Theodorou, Michael P. Andre, Derek Kubota, Jean M. Weigert, and David J. Sartoris, Quantitative Computed Tomography of Spine: Comparison of 3-Dimensional and 2-Dimensional Imaging Approaches in Clinical Practice. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. Volume 4, Number 1, pp 57-62, 2001.
  • Weigert JM, Bachman, DM, Osteoporosis and Women’s Imaging. Journal of Women’s Imaging. Vol. 2(3): 112-116, 2000.
  • Weigert JM, Cann CE, Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) in Obese Patients: Are Normal Values Really Normal? Journal of Women’s Imaging. Vol. 1(1); 11-17, 1999
  • Goldman LP, Weigert JM, Corrosive Substance Ingestion: A Review. AM J. Gastro 1984 Vol. 79: (2) :85-90
  • Badawy SZ, Weigert JM, Marshall LD, Quenca VG
  • The Relationship between Obesity and Testosterone-Binding Globulin Levels in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PC0). Dign. Gynecol Obstet 1980 Spring: 2(1):43-46
  • S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical Center 1977
  • Fellowship in Perinatal Medicine


  • Weigert, J. M. (2016), The Connecticut Experiment; The Third Installment: 4 Years of Screening Women with Dense Breasts with Bilateral Ultrasound San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium December 2014. San Antonio, TX
  • Steenbergen S and Weigert JM, The Connecticut Initiative: Screening Breast Ultrasound in Women with Dense Breasts, Two Years of Data Presented at The American Roentgen Ray Society meeting April 2013, Washington DC
  • Weigert JM, Kieper D. , Stem L., Bohm-Velez M. Molecular Breast Imaging: A
  • Multicenter Clinical Registry to Compare Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) and
  • Breast MRI in the Detection of Breast Carcinoma Presented at the San Antonio Breast
  • Cancer Symposium December 2012.San Antonio, TX
  • Weigert JM, Kieper D. , Stem L., Bohm-Velez M.
  • Molecular Breast Imaging: The Sensitivity of Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) as
  • A Diagnostic Adjunct to Mammography and Ultrasound in a Triple Assessment Protocol.
  • Presented at the San Antonio Breast Conference December 2012.
  • Radiological Society of Connecticut November 2013
  • Steenbergen S. and Weigert JM. The Connecticut Experiment: The Role of Ultrasound
  • in the Screening of Dense Breasts, Radiological Society of North America November,
  • The National Consortium of Breast Centers March 2012 -Best Poster Award
  • Weigert JM Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Compared to Breast Ultrasound in Patients with Mammographic Abnormalities Requiring Additional Imaging. Presented at the Radiological s\Society of North America 2008
  • American Society of Breast disease 2009-2nd Place –The Breast Journal Award
  • Weigert JM Breast Specific Gamma Imaging: A Useful Adjunct to Breast Imaging. Presented Radiological Society of North America 2007
  • Weigert JM Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (High Resolution Molecular Imaging of the Breast) : A Useful Adjunct to Breast Imaging. Presented American Society of Breast Disease 2007
  • Weigert JM and Fitzpatrick LA 2006 Changes in Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of Trabecular Spine and Hip Total, Cortical, and Trabecular Bone Compartments as Determined by Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) in Women not receiving Osteoporosis Therapy. Presented International Society of Clinical Densitometry 2006
  • Brown JK, Qiao Q, Weigert JM, Khoo B, Beck TM Improved Precision of Hip Structure Analysis using Optimized Projection Images from Segmented 3D CT Scans of the Hip. J Bone Miner Res 20 (Suppl 1): S337. 2005
  • Quantitative Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Vertebral Bone Mineral Density: Comparison Between 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Imaging Approaches: Weigert JM, Presented: World Congress Osteoporosis 2000, June 15-18, 2000, Chicago, Illinois.
  • DXA in obese patients: Are normal values really normal: Weigert JM and Cann CE.
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry, January 1998. First place award.
  • Letters to the Editor:
    • Osteoporosis in Older Men and Women. Weigert JM Connecticut Medicine 2003; 67: 644-645.
    • QCT, The Most Accurate Method of Measuring Bone Mineral Density? Weigert JM, JBMR 1997 Vol. 12: 1954-1955.

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