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Mary Law, of Surprise, is one of a few patients to receive a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line using a new method only available to a few hospitals in the country. A PICC line is a way to deliver medicine or nutrition through the veins with a tube that ends just before reaching the heart. Up until this year, Law would have to sit under an X-ray while the tube's tip was adjusted to the right place. Now, nurses at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center can use a location-sensing magnet and a pulse reader to get the tube to it's proper place without an X-ray.

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