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Digital Mammography and X-Ray now available

Mariposa Community Health Center “steps into the future” as Deborah Santa Cruz, RTM (Radiology Technologist Mammographer) proudly stated.  Ms. Santa Cruz is the Department Supervisor of the Mariposa Community Health Center’s Radiology department.

Mariposa’s new digital mammography system allows highly detailed images to be directly recorded onto a computer.  The images are transmitted to Mariposa’s consulting radiologists at Adobe Imaging Incorporated in Tucson and they can receive, enlarge and highlight the images without any loss of quality.  Ms. Santa Cruz stated that “Digital Mammography is such a wonderful advancement for our patients and our Health Center”.

Images can be seen by or consultilng radiologist in Tucson in only 15 minutes and diagnostic reports are available in one day!”  Ms. Santa Cruz added, “During a routine exam, when I show our patients the new digital equipment they are delighted.  They leave here feeling so confident and happy!”

Ms. Maria Granillo has been a patient at Mariposa Community Health Center, since she first moved to the community ten years ago. This month, Ms. Granillo visited the Mammography Department for her routine annual mammogram and stated: “This is the first time that I’ve had a mammogram with the new digital equipment and I felt more confident because I knew that I was getting a much better exam and I didn’t have to go to Tucson to get it done”.

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