New hospital equipment to streamline breast cancer treatment

YAKIMA, Wash. --Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital has new equipment to make diagnosing and treating breast cancer more efficient. The new digital imagining machine cuts the time it takes to come up with x-ray images from an hour to 15 minutes. It also reduces a patient's radiation exposure. The images help surgeons accurately pinpoint the cancer.

"It's a hard road to go through its frightening it's a scary walk and so we wanted to do something for them to kind of alleviate that a little bit so when they come in for this procedure it's not as scary, it's not as frightening. It's quick and we want to take care of them," said Ohana Mammography Center's manager Nancy Roehr.

The Ohana Mammography Center Plans to buy two more machines for its facility.