State of the Art 3D imaging now available at NEW Women’s Imaging Center, Nort
Good Samaritan Medical Center recently expanded Women’s Imaging Services at a new location in North Easton which includes one of the latest technologies in breast imaging. Among the first to offer this service in the area, Good Samaritan Women’s Imaging includes 3D mammography services for routine breast cancer screenings. The 3D technology, known as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, has the capacity to digitally separate structures in the breast that can hide small cancers, improving the chances of early detection and reducing the need for follow-up imaging.
“Having this technology available to us increases our level of confidence when diagnosing and treating breast cancer,” said Susan Stafford, MD, FACR, Radiologist at Good Samaritan Medical Center. "The new technology and facility coupled with our capable and caring technical, nursing and administrative staff represents a great opportunity for us to strengthen our commitment to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in the community."
A series of low dose digital images of each breast are rapidly obtained from multiple angles. The data is then integrated by computers and displayed on dedicated computer workstations that allow the physician interpreting the mammogram to optimize the display for each patient.
“Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, following lung cancer, and statistics place the number of women who will develop breast cancer in their lives at one in eight. If we can catch these cancers early enough, we can extend the survival rate for our patients,” said Dr. Amrit Chopra, MD, radiologist at Good Samaritan with many years of experience in mammography.
“Good Samaritan Medical Center is committed to Women’s Health Services,” said John A. Jurczyk, President. “While we currently offer Breast MRI in our extensive imaging services here at the hospital, the opening of this new 8,000 square foot Women’s Imaging Center and the addition of the 3D tomosynthesis technology rounds out the full suite of diagnostic services at our disposal.”
The Good Samaritan Women’s Imaging Center is located at 1 Washington Place, in the Roche Brother’s Plaza, in North Easton and offers a full range of state-of-the-art imaging services including digital mammography, breast ultrasonography, ultrasound guided needle core biopsy, mammography guided stereotactic needle core biopsy, and bone densitometry. The locally based center offers flexible appointments including early morning and extended evening hours for patient convenience.
Good Samaritan Medical Center Women’s Imaging is licensed and inspected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is accredited by the American College of Radiology. For additional information about breast imaging, and to determine the services that are best suited to your individual needs, please call 508-427-2850.
Good Samaritan will hold several “Treat Yourself Well" events at the new North Easton Women’s Imaging Center during the months of October and November to encourage women to schedule their annual mammograms.
• 7 dates in October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and November
• Oct 21 and 22, Oct 28 and 29, Nov 4 and 5, Nov 12
• All events from 4pm-7pm
• Some of the following “pampering services” will be available including: harpist, chair massage, light refreshments, roses, educational information and giveawaysEvents:
To schedule an appointment please call 508-427-2665. Your health insurance will be billed for annual screening mammogram. You have the right to self-refer for your screening mammogram and to choose the facility you want to schedule your appointment. A physician referral is not required.