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Hammers, Lynwood


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59 Coventry Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611

Last Updated: March 30, 2017

About Hammers, Lynwood

DR. LYNWOOD W. HAMMERS, D.O. FAOCR, received his B.A. (pre-med) and M.A. (psychology) from Columbia University. He worked as a psychologist for several years before earning his D.O. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his radiology residency at Downstate Medical Center where he served as chief resident. After completing his fellowship in CT/US/MRI at Yale, he joined the staff for 16 years, 10 as chief of clinical ultrasound. He is a clinical associate professor of radiology at Yale University School of Medicine and is a recognized national and international leader in ultrasound. 

He opened his private practice, Hammers Healthcare Imaging in New Haven, with the goal of bringing state-of-the-art, high resolution ultrasound to an outpatient setting. His office is a clinical evaluation site for new equipment and he is one of the few non-academic radiologists involved in research. While his ultrasound only practice emphasizes thyroid/head and neck, musculoskeletal, breast and ultrasound guided interventional procedures (biopsies, cyst drainage of ovaries, breast, thyroid and joints), all ultrasound studies are available. He performs the highest number of thyroid ultrasounds and biopsies daily in the U.S. and possibly the world. His team of exceptional sonographers (who average over 20 years of experience) provide timely, friendly, professional service. He respects his patients’ time by providing prompt service for patients and always allowing time for emergencies.

Dr. Hammers uses musculoskeletal ultrasound for evaluation and guidance in pain management. He describes ultrasound as a “real time imaging stethoscope” to look inside the body. He uses patient motion to trace the source of the pain and can detect muscle tears, tendonitis and hernias. 

He did pioneering work in the use of bilateral whole breast ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography to improve diagnosis in dense breasts. He advocated for insurance coverage and is involved in a study of breast cancer in young (25-39) African-American women. “To practice good medicine,” he says. “You do what is good for the patient. You go the extra mile.”


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


American College of Radiology

American Osteopathic College of Radiology (Fellow)

The Radiological Society of North America

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 

Connecticut Radiologic Society

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound


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