South Shore Hospital to get federal funding for mammography machine

Allison Manning

South Shore Hospital will receive $300,000 in federal money for a digital mammography machine.

The new machine, which will cost $600,000, will digitize all of the hospital’s mammography screening, spokesman Sarah Darcy said.

The funding is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, which will fund federal agency operations for this fiscal year. It has passed both houses of Congress but won’t be set until it is signed, as expected, by President Obama.

The bill also includes $16.6 million for projects on the South Shore and Cape Cod, including $12.8 million for new facilities at the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

“These projects were not just important to me, but also a priority of Sen. Kennedy,” U.S. Rep. William Delahunt said in a statement.

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