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Jun 11, 2010 12:31 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Digital mammography cuts radiation exposure

Radiation exposure from digital mammography appears to be much lower than conventional film mammography.

A digital mammography imaging screening trial examined data from about 5,000 women. Researchers say the radiation dose from digital imaging was about 22-percent lower, on average, than film mammography.

Both methods are similar -- but digital mammography collects x-ray images on a computer, while conventional mammograms are captured and stored on film.

To schedule a low-dose mammogram, phone Park West Imaging for an appointment at (719) 595-7600.

The study is published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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