Hilo center to resume mammograms after suspension

Hilo center to resume mammograms after suspension

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A Hilo center that provides mammography services is on track to resume operations after its services were decertified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that procedures at the Hilo Women's Imaging Center were suspended two months ago after the FDA found that images taken by one of the center's two mammography machines didn't meet quality standards.

Dr. David Camacho says both the center's machines have since been accredited and that the facility is awaiting the FDA's approval to resume mammography procedures.

The center had sent out 12,000 letters in April to patients who received a mammogram between June 2014 and August 2015, when problems with images could have been made.

The center is offering free screening for women needing to have their mammograms reviewed.

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