Riverside University Health System – Medical Center purchases latest breast cancer imaging machine

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RIVERSIDE – Riverside University Health System purchased the latest Molecular Breast Imaging machine, making it the only hospital in California to own the advanced breast cancer detection technology. Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer donated $300,000 to Riverside University Health System, helping to put funds toward the machine and other breast cancer treatment technology.The dual-head Molecular Breast Imaging gamma camera picks up cancer with two opposing cameras as opposed to current single-cameras and decreasing the distance of the lesion to the camera, allowing the radiologist to better detect and localize a lesion. It also allows the detection of smaller lesions. With the MBI machine, a small dose of radiation is used to detect cancer’s location. The MBI
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