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Justice Ginsburg's CT Scan

We're thinking about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today. Yesterday she had surgery to remove a 1-cm malignant tumor in her pancreas.

She's lucky, of course. A centimeter is about the width of your small fingernail, so they caught it real early. How did the find it? During her annual physical exam, the 75-year-old Supreme Court justice had a CT scan that revealed the tumor. Thank goodness for all the advancements made in medical imaging.

Readers may know that medical imaging companies belong to NEMA through its Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance. MITA's launched a campaign to educate the public about the importance of medical imaging -- and that the right scan at the right time saves lives and dollars.

The right scan at the right time has definitely prolonged Justice Ginsburg's life. Her family and millions of Americans are thankful for that.


Posted 02-06-2009 4:42 PM by Stephen Gold
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