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Digital mammography debuts at Summit Healthplex

by jmaloni
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 07:00 am

Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment needed

Mammography technologists Debbie Perkins, RT(M), left, and Cori Cosgrove, LRT, prepare a new digital mammography system for use at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Summit Healthplex outpatient facility on Williams Road in Wheatfield. The medical center began offering walk-in digital mammograms there Monday.

The new system, manufactured by Hologic, features state-of-the-art, full-field digital capability with a computer aided detection program, dedicated workstation for image display and interpretation, and digital picture archiving and communication. It was installed as part of a $400,000 building renovation and technology upgrade project at the Summit Healthplex.

Digital mammography is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools for the early detection of breast cancer. The Hologic digital system provides exceptional image quality using less radiation than analog systems.

Walk-in digital mammograms are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Patients are reminded to bring a prescription from their physician ordering the exam.

For additional information, call 298-5872.

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