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Digital Mammography

NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on a provision in the 2001 federal budget that requires Medicare to pay twice the usual rate if doctors use a new technology -- digital mammography -- to test for breast cancer. Proponents say digital mammograms provide a better image. But critics say the provision benefits General Electric, the maker of the technology, more than it helps patients.

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