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Hospital Radiology Technician Pleads Guilty To Faking Mammogram Results

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File photo of a woman getting a mammogram. (credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a woman getting a mammogram. (credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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PERRY, Ga. (AP) — An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a middle Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a count of computer forgery.

Prosecutors have said 33-year-old Rachael Michelle Rapraeger of Macon entered nearly 1,300 negative mammogram results at Perry Hospital between Jan. 22, 2009 and April 1, 2010 that hadn’t been reviewed by a radiologist.

Prosecutors have said 10 of the results were actually positive, and two of the patients died. It’s unclear if the patients died of cancer-related complications.

Rapraeger’s attorney, Floyd Buford, has said she was overwhelmed and began entering negative results when she got behind at work.

Rapraeger was sentenced to 10 years of probation and ordered to spend up to six months in a state detention center.

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