October 25, 2006

Digital Mammo Available

The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that full-field digital mammography is now available at Southampton Hospital's "Lab East" X-Ray and Mammography practice, located in Suite A at the East Hampton Health Care Center. Funding for the costly new equipment was made possible through a generous gift from Cordula and Günther Paetzold.

FFDM is a new technology that may help physicians detect more breast cancer (especially in women with radiographically "dense" breasts), through greater visualization than film-based mammography. FFDM provides many benefits, including a higher contrast resolution quality, and the ability to manipulate the image to magnify areas, change contrast and lighten and darken images for clearer viewing.

For more information and mammography scheduling, call the East Hampton Healthcare Center's Southampton Hospital Lab East X-Ray and Mammography practice at 726-8282.

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