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Taylor Regional hosts ribbon cutting for digital mammography

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By The Staff

Taylor Regional Hospital has expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of a new Selenia digital mammography system from Hologic.

A ribbon cutting took place on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Digital mammography provides patients with the highest quality of care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Digital mammography allows a radiologist to view the X-ray image more closely zeroing in on suspicious or concerning areas, enabling them an immediate decision about additional images. Digital mammography takes less than half the time of traditional film-based exams and the radiologist may review the images while the patient is in the examination room.

In conjunction with the digital mammography unit, Taylor Regional Hospital is also offering computer-aided detection. CAD provides a "second read" of the mammogram by a computer. This assists the radiologist in making an accurate diagnosis, similar to spell check in word processing.