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MARTIN MEMORIAL TESTS NEW BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSTIC SCANNER

April 26, 2006
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Martin Memorial Health Systems is one of eight hospitals in the United States and Canada testing a new breast cancer diagnostic scanner, hospital officials announced Monday. The SoftScan Optical Breast Imaging System uses lasers to determine whether abnormal breast tissue — first detected with a mammogram — is cancerous. “Lumps are guilty until proven innocent,” but most abnormalities found with mammography turn out not to be cancer, said Debbie Lewandowski, director of oncology at Martin Memorial’s Bob and Carol Weisman Cancer Center.
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