Thousands of mammogram results are under question following a discovery that faulty equipment was being used to make diagnoses for a healthcare organization.
Central Health is reviewing the mammogram results of about 3,000 patients after discovering some employees had been using inadequate monitors to read diagnostic images, the health authority admitted Wednesday.
Central Health CEO Andrée Robichaud said the health authority learned about a week ago that some of its work stations are not up to technical standards. She said the problem is with the monitors used to view the mammograms, not with the testing equipment.
“Our sample review suggests the occurrence presents a low risk to patients,” Robichaud said during a virtual media availability.
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