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PMMC Installs Digital Mammography

POTTSTOWN PA – A new digital mammography machine, one that uses advanced imaging technology to create sharper images that aid in the early detection of breast cancer, has been installed in the imaging services department of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (PMMC), 1600 E. High St.

A digital mammogram is like a traditional film-screen exam, said Paula Lenane, the hospital’s director of imaging services, in that it uses x-rays to generate images of the breast. However, it takes less than half the time of traditional exams and allows a radiologist to review images while the patient is still in the examination room.

In addition, digital images are easily stored and transferred electronically, eliminating the dependency on one set of original films, which can be misfiled or lost in transit.

The equipment is the Selenia Full Field Digital Mammography manufactured by Hologic.

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