First patient screened at East Kent with MicroDose

On board Canterbury’s mobile trailer are senior mammographer Susan Coleman, first patient to be screened mammographer Julie Morgan and East Kent Breast Screening Service clinical director Dr Sarah Moorhouse.

East Kent Breast Screening Service has screened the first patient with its MicroDose L30 digital mammography system.  The new Philips technology is installed in a mobile trailer as part of an upgrading of mammography screening and is one of three units operated by the service.

MicroDose L30, which replaced analogue systems, is said to have been well-received by users as it assists in relieving the stresses of repetitive strain injury, a common hazard for mammographers.

Canterbury senior mammographer Debbie Bateman said: “The new equipment is a wonderful aid to mammographers and almost totally relieves the stresses of repetitive strain injury, a serious disadvantage with conventional machines.”

See the full report on page 18 of the August 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.

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