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New Technology Can Save Lives

By Yvette Crenshaw

The Metropolitan Family Health Network (MFHN) in Jersey City, New Jersey is very pleased to announce that they will soon have access to a new breast cancer digital mammography system that will allow them to do digital breast cancer screenings. This is a major step for both physicians and patients. Patients will no longer have to be referred elsewhere; they will be able to get their physicals and mammograms at the same location.

MFHN will use funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to buy equipment that will essentially allow them to upgrade existing equipment. According to MFHN’s website, the new equipment will be similar to a digital camera with the capability of producing results quickly. This new technology will prove to be very convenient for both physicians and patients.

Is your health center using ARRA funds for groundbreaking technology such as this? Please share!

Pictured: U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Scott Carey, COO of MFHN.