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Hospital gets digital mammography

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By Lisa King

For the past three weeks, Jewish Hospital has been using new technology to perform breast exams.

Mammographer Retta Wilson said the new, $446,000 full-field digital mammography (FFDM) unit has increased both the effectiveness and quality of the hospital's breast exams.

The FFDM is the latest technology in which the digital image allows for instantaneous screen display on an acquisition workstation. The unit can be used for screening and/or diagnostic images.

The new equipment has several advantages over the old mammography unit, Wilson said.


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