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Fort Washington Medical Center Now Offers State-of-the-Art MicroDose Digital Mammography


Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC) now provides the latest in high-tech, MicroDose digital mammography with the Philips MicroDose System which offers a lower dose of radiation compared with other systems. The new system also ensures sharper image quality, faster, more comfortable exams, and quicker results - available within two business days.

FWMC, located at 11711 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, Md., has convenient hours and next day appointments for patient flexibility.

By offering the latest in MicroDose mammogram technology, FWMC hopes to encourage more women within their service area to follow the American Cancer Society’s recommendations for regular mammography screenings and annual check-ups.

“Mammography is the most effective method of early detection and we want to encourage women to get screened by enhancing their overall experience,” said Vimla Bhooshan, M.D., who heads the Diagnostic Radiology program at FWMC.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 301-203-2997 or visit

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