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Good Samaritan Opens Women’s Imaging Center—Bringing Advanced Diagnostics to Suffolk County

Published on September 28, 2011 · Filed Under Uncategorized 


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(West Islip, NY) – Staff at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Women’s Imaging Center were joined by administration, physicians, elected officials and community members at a recent ribbon cutting for the only facility in Suffolk County to offer 3-D digital tomosynthesis. Used in conjunction with other mammography technologies, this advanced imaging procedure detects abnormalities in dense breast tissue, helping to save lives.

“Twenty years ago, the tools available to diagnose and treat breast cancer were minimal compared to the technology today. Thanks to the commitment of Good Samaritan Hospital, the center provides the latest in screening and full-field, digital mammography services,” stated Director of the Women’s Imaging Center Melinda J. Staiger, MD.

“Expansion of services starts with understanding the needs of the community, then recruiting the best physician leadership and clinical staff. Backed by the financial strength of the Catholic Health Services system and supported by The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation donors, we were able to build a state-of-the-art facility like the new Women’s Imaging Center. When it all comes together, there is the great privilege of knowing Good Samaritan makes a difference to the community and to patients who entrust their care to us,” stated Good Samaritan President and Chief Executive Officer James Caldas.

Good Samaritan’s all-female mammographers are specialists in breast imaging. Additionally, Good Samaritan is accredited by the American College of Radiology, having three-year/full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and has earned three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer.

For more information on breast health services at Good Samaritan’s new Women’s Imaging Center, call (631) 376-4444.


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