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Spectrum Health United Hospital now provides the latest in mammography

GREENVILLE, MI., June 30, 2010 –Women who undergo routine mammograms at United Hospital now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, digital mammography. Greenville’s United Hospital features the state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ digital mammography from Hologic™.

”We are very excited to be able to offer the newest technology for breast cancer detection,” states Mike Ancil, director of diagnostic imaging. Digital mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern.

By offering women the latest technology in mammography, the hospital hopes to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings.

The digital mammography unit at United Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology, and meets all the requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Mammography Quality Standards program.  All technologists performing mammography procedures at United Hospital are certified and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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