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Calais Regional Hospital gets new mammography room

CALAIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Women in Eastern Maine now won't have to travel far for their yearly mammograms.

Calais Regional Hospital now has state of the art mammography equipment. The new equipment will take pictures quickly. Those pictures will then appear instantly on the screen, for the radiologist to look over.

The project started in spring 2009. Through funds donated by the hospital auxiliary and private donors and grants, the hospital was able to open the new equipment.

"USDA Rural Development has come forward and awarded us at $200,000 grant," said Calais Regional Hospital CEO Mike Lally. "That put us over the edge and allows us to be here today with the newest technology on the market, so we're thrilled."

The project totals about $350,000.

For more information on the new mammography technology at the hospital, click here