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Knoxville Hospital and Clinics Upgrades Their Mammography Equipment

Posted: Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 6:26 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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Women who undergo routine mammograms at the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics will soon be able to have a more comfortable experience and be tested by the latest diagnostic technology available, thanks to recent donations. The Knoxville Hospital and Clinics Foundation has donated $40,000 for the purchase of new state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment. The new equipment changes the way the breast images are acquired and how they are viewed by radiologists. The physicians will now be able to magnify the images and increase or decrease the contrast which will allow them to further evaluate and focus on areas of concern. In addition, The Knoxville Hospital and Clinics Auxiliary has also made a donation for the purchase of the MammoPad breast cushion which is a recyclable cushion is invisible to X-rays and will offer a softer and warmer experience for every patient. With the new improvements, the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics hopes to increase the number of women who visit the center for regular mammogram screenings.