Good Samaritan opens Women's Imaging Center
Oct 6, 2011
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in Lindenhurst, New York, recently and appropriately opened its doors to the new Women's Imaging Center that will use 3D mammography technology to diagnose and treat people with breast cancer, the Lindenhurst Patch reports.
This grand opening is fitting as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and according to hospital officials, it's currently the only facility of its kind in the U.S.
"Twenty years ago the tools available to diagnose and treat breast cancer were minimal compared to the technology today," said Melina Staiger, director of the Women's Imaging Center. "Thanks to the commitment of Good Samaritan Hospital, the center provides the latest in screening and full-field, digital mammography services."
Used alongside other mammography equipment, the new, advanced 3D imaging machine allows doctors to better find and detect abnormalities in dense breast tissue, which could lead to them saving more lives.
Creating new technology to diagnosis and treat breast cancer is crucial to patients having a higher success rate. According to BreastCancer.org, more than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. This is a problem that isn't going away, making finding a cure and aiding those who are battling it a top priority.