Hospitals Get New Equipment

At six other ARH locations, ribbon cutting ceremonies like this one in Whitesburg were taking place to celebrate some new technology aiding in breast cancer detection.
Some cancer survivors were on hand to check out the new tools.

"The old way of detecting breast cancer, I didn't like it. But that's a good thing, it's a good thing," said Peggy Childers, a cancer survivor.

The new digital imaging system provides a wide array of advantages in detecting breast cancer in women.

"The biggest advantage is the ability to manipulate the images, and change the contrast and zoom in on things of interest, and the computer-aided detection which is provided with the system," said Radiologist Robert Buck.

This is the first time this kind of technology will be available to the staff and patients at all ARH facilities.
Buck adds that the clear picture, along with the detection ability of the software will allow for fewer visits for patients and clearer results.


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