This latest technology is proven to be up to 40% more accurate in detecting breast cancers
Middletown, NY – On January 28, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center held a public unveiling to showcase its new 3D tomosynthesis technology, also known as 3D mammography. The celebration included a ribbon cutting, open house and an introduction to Hannah Brooks, M.D., Orange Regional Medical Group’s new Breast Specialist and Surgeon. The entire purchase of the 3D tomosynthesis equipment was made possible by Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation.
“Our gift of 3D mammography technology is the first symbolic step in bringing the dream of all our cancer services under one roof and truly the first act of our Future Is Orange Campaign,” said Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Chairman, Jonathan Rouis. “Today we thank those who have supported our hospital and those that will in days ahead.”
“We are excited to advance our quality of care by offering 3D mammography to our community,” stated Greater Hudson Valley Health System Vice President of Operations, Sandra Iberger. “Providing this technology further enhances the comprehensive care we are proud to offer our patients.”
Orange Regional Medical Center is the first hospital to offer 3D mammography to Orange and Sullivan Counties. This technology is considered to be the latest in breast cancer imaging. The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown.
“With this technology we are not only able to detect breast cancers that aren’t found by traditional imaging, we are able to detect them earlier,” said Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Medical Director, Nate Margolis, M.D.
3D tomosynthesis is used in conjunction with 2D digital mammography. This technology is proven to be up to 40% more accurate in detecting breast cancers, which can lead to earlier diagnosis.
3D mammography is recommended for all women over age 40, who are in good health, especially those who have been previously identified as having dense breast tissue, have a family history of breast cancer or who may be at a higher risk for developing the disease. Also, women who have breast-related symptoms may benefit from 3D mammography after evaluation from their doctor.
To learn more, visit www.ormc.org/BreastCenter or call 845-695-5900.
About the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center
Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designed with the convenience of patients in mind. The Center provides a comprehensive breast care program with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and services, together with clinicians who are experts in their field -centralized in one convenient location.
The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center was designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Additionally, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center has been granted a prestigious three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. As a NQMBC Certified Participant, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is currently the only certified participant in Orange County and only one of four in New York State. This distinguished honor represents a commitment to provide the highest quality breast healthcare to patients in the community.
About Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation
The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation recently launched the The Future Is Orange Campaign, a $3.3 million effort to fund technology & equipment for the hospital’s North Campus Expansion Project. This construction project includes a Cancer Center and Physician Office Building. The Campaign includes $2 million to support the building’s technology and equipment needs, $500,000 for academic medicine and research and $800,000 to support the healing environment, which includes interior and exterior art. For more information on how to make a donation to the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, or The Future is Orange Campaign, call Orange Regional Foundation office at 333-2223 or visit www.ormc.org/foundation.