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PMC updates mammogram technology


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

PMC's new digital mammograph machine exposes patients to half the radiation as its predecessor and can detect problems up to two years earlier than the old machine.

Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) recently added digital mammography to its list of services offered. The new machine is two years old, but the capability of its technology is proving less harmful and possibly life changing for patients.

"We're exposing the patient to at least half of the radiation they were being exposed to before," says Liz Bacom, PMC Laboratory/Imaging Director.

The superior image quality of the Phillips MicroDose uses revolutionary photon counting detector technology. Bacom says mammograms performed by this machine combined with monthly self breast exams and routine phys...

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