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DR mammography at St. Michael’s Hospital

Toronto, May 14, 2013

Cancer Care Ontario released a report today that found digital computed radiography mammography, or CR mammography, to be less effective in detecting cancer than screen film mammography and digital direct radiography mammography, or DR mammography.

St. Michael’s would like to reassure its patients that this does not affect anyone who received a mammogram at our site.

St. Michael’s has never used CR mammography.

St. Michael’s has exclusively used DR mammography since 2011. Prior to that, the hospital used a combination of DR and screen film mammography.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please talk to your primary care provider.

For more information about the report please visit Cancer Care Ontario’s website.

About St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 23 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, and care of the homeless are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.