Former Perry Hospital radiology technician expected to plead not guilty again in mammogram case

bpurser@macon.comNovember 13, 2012 

PERRY -- A former radiology technician accused of improperly entering negative results on mammograms at Perry Hospital is expected to plead not guilty for the second time in Houston County Superior Court.

Rachael Michelle Rapraeger, 30, of Macon, is expect to enter the not guilty plea Wednesday morning, said Floyd Buford, her Macon attorney.

Rapraeger is accused of entering negative results for 1,289 mammograms at Perry Hospital from Jan. 22, 2009, to April 1, 2010, that were not read by a radiologist. Of the 1,289 mammograms entered as negative, 10 were actually positive, prosecutors have said.

Perry Hospital is operated by Houston Healthcare System Inc.

Rapraeger was initially indicted by a Houston County grand jury on 10 felony counts of computer forgery and 10 counts of misdemeanor reckless conduct. She later entered a not guilty plea. The case was later re-indicted on the same charges to clear up legal language in the indictment, according to the prosecution.

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