Nassau County is making great strides in breast cancer prevention. The first ever 3D mobile breast cancer clinic was revealed at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY on October 3rd.
Nassau County Presiding Officer Norma L. Gonzalves, Nassau County Medical Center President and CEO, Dr. Victor F. Politi and cancer survivor and Executive Director of Hewlett House and President of 1 in 9, Geri Barish were on site to unveil New York State’s only state-of-the-art 3D A low dose x-ray picture of the breast that allows a doctor to view glandular tissue and determine the presence of cancer. Mobile Breast Cancer Clinic.
Since then, this mobile clinic has been at other events on Long Island. We saw the clinic at the Annual Breast Cancer Summit on October 7th honoring actress and breast cancer survivor Fran Drescher, sponsored by Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC at The Coral House in Baldwin, NY.
3D mammography offers the latest technology in breast cancer detection. This technology allows radiologists to better identify suspicious A general term indicating a change in body tissue, often used as a synonym for tumors., as opposed to a 2D composite flat view. Tomosynthesis is used to get the 3D image by re-creating the x-ray data from a A low dose x-ray picture of the breast that allows a doctor to view glandular tissue and determine the presence of cancer. in a three dimensional way. 3D A low dose x-ray picture of the breast that allows a doctor to view glandular tissue and determine the presence of cancer. have been shown to be more effective in finding cancers earlier and offering less radiation exposure to patients. The 3D mammogram has also decreased the number of call backs for the patients because of the use of tomosynthesis which is highly accurate.