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Technology: May 2013 Archives

Quebec standing by its CR mammography machines that Ontario announced would replace

mammogram-cbc.jpgA study published this week in the medical journal Radiology showed that two technologies( X-rays and direct radiology) identified breast cancers 20 per cent more effectively than another digital technology called computed radiology or CR. That prompted the Ontario government to announce it would replace its CR machines.

But, Quebec is standing by the technology which is used in three-quarters of the province's mammography machines. Dr. André Constantin joined us on the line this morning. He's the president of Quebec's Association of Radiologists.

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