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NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York Announces New State-of-the-Art 3D Mammogram Machine

The new equipment offers a more comfortable and accurate mammogram experience

Apr 19, 2024

Michelle Lewis, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health CEO and Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso celebrate the new state-of-the-art 3D mammogram machine at Gotham Health, East New York

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health announced that a state-of-the-art 3D mammogram machine, which provides cutting-edge breast cancer detection and a more comfortable experience for patients, is now available at Gotham Health, East New York. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, and early detection is vital for effective treatment. Traditional 2D mammograms provide flat images of the breast tissue, sometimes leading to false positives or the need for additional tests. In comparison, 3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, captures multiple images of the breast from different angles, creating a more detailed and accurate representation of the breast tissue. This advanced machine offers cutting-edge breast cancer detection while ensuring a more comfortable experience for patients. It features an innovative paddle designed for comfort, conforming to the breast’s shape with rounded corners for the most comfortable compression with higher quality 3D images for radiologists, enhanced comfort for patients, and improved workflow for technologists. This system delivers sharper images and smarter technologies to continue to help find invasive cancers regardless of age or breast density.

“I am excited that we can offer this new, state-of-the-art machine to our Gotham Health patients in the Brooklyn community,” said Michelle Lewis, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health. “This marks a significant step towards making life-saving treatments more accessible for women.”

“Up-to-date medical equipment means up-to-date medical care, and Brooklynites in East New York deserve both,” said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. “Residents of East New York face some of the worst health inequities, from high rates of asthma and diabetes to challenges for newborn infants, like low birth weight at full term. Gotham Health is doing critical work to address these disparities, and I’m proud to stand with them in support of the investments, renovations, and systemic change that will improve health outcomes and boost the well-being of our neighbors. Congratulations to Gotham Health on this new 3D mammogram machine!”

“I am thrilled that Gotham Health, East New York can now deliver this advanced technology to our patients in Brooklyn community,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Chief of Infrastructure and Support Services Officer, Roman Ryniewski. “3D mammography machine is not just about superior technology, it is about offering our patients peace of mind, knowing that they are receiving the most comprehensive care possible.”

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York is a comprehensive primary care health facility that provides care for the entire family. At East New York, all New Yorkers have access to high quality healthcare, regardless of ability to pay, immigration status or sexual orientation.

To learn more about NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York services, or to make an appointment, call 844-NYC-4NYC.


MEDIA CONTACT: Nash Dunlap, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, 212-238-7766


About NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Provider formed in 2012 to enable individuals and families to address their health care needs in their own neighborhoods. Serving more than 100,000 New Yorkers annually in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens, Gotham Health consists of 30 healthcare sites in all five boroughs of New York City.  Gotham Health provides easy-to-access, high-quality, affordable health care services with a focus on primary care. It is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and building healthy communities, with a focus upon providing patients and families convenient access to high-quality preventive care, such as annual check-ups and immunizations. Health care teams are trained to help patients manage ongoing conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.