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CMH adds new tool to detect breast cancer

CMH Adds Powerful New Tool in Fight for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Marysville, KS —- This year in America, more than 184,450 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) has advanced the fight against this pervasive disease by installing a new cutting edge digital mammography system. The GE Healthcare Senographe Digital Mammography system provides physicians with clear and precise all-digital images, rather than images on X-ray film. What’s more, the system provides the largest field of view currently available, which can be extremely helpful for precision imaging of patients with diverse shapes and sizes.

“This is new and powerful technology for the detection and fight against breast cancer,” says Virginia “Ginger” Fansler, Radiology Director at CMH. “Digital systems such as the new Senographe Essential allow us to offer our patients state-of-the-art mammograms that are fast and easy, and it gives our referring physicians accurate images to use in diagnosis.”

There are many advantages to a digital system. The images are clear and easy to read, and it offers an excellent view of the breast, especially near the skin line, chest wall and in women with diverse breast tissue types. The digital image is available to the technologist within 10 seconds – there is no longer a wait for films to be developed to be sure the images are usable. Digital mammograms take as little as half the time of film.

“This new digital technology will provide both accuracy and increased ease of use for our patients,” says Fansler. “Providing outstanding diagnostic equipment for patients is a vital step to good preventive health, and one we take very seriously.”

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Community Memorial Healthcare wants to make you aware of their superior technology that has improved the ability to detect breast cancer with greater accuracy. Talk to your family doctor about getting a digital mammogram now at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville.

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