Advanced Imaging System Available at Good Samaritan Hospital
August 8, 2011
(West Islip, NY) – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s newly opened Women’s Imaging Center offers 3-D digital tomosynthesis, an advanced imaging procedure that detects abnormalities in dense breast tissue. Used in conjunction with other mammography technologies, this device helps to save lives. Good Samaritan is the only facility in Suffolk County and just one of two on Long Island to have this advanced diagnostic system.
“The addition of this 3-D system complements and extends the range of quality diagnostic services that Good Samaritan offers the community,” said Good Samaritan’s Director of Radiology Ralph Corbino.
A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray of the breast that is the best tool for early detection of breast cancer. However, with the limitations of conventional 2-D imaging, about 10 percent of women undergo additional testing after the initial screening exam for apparent abnormalities that are later determined to be noncancerous.
Good Samaritan’s all female mammographers are specialists in breast imaging. The team is comprised of registered radiological technologists, certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and sonographers in breast imaging, certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
For more information on breast health services or to schedule your mammogram at Good Samaritan’s new Women’s Imaging Center, call (631) 376-4444.