Digital Mammography With Computer Aided Detection 
 
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 
 
 

Important Addition to Norma and Miles Zisson Comprehensive Breast Center

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – August 2006 – Good Samaritan Medical Center announces its Norma and Miles Zisson Comprehensive Breast Center has introduced digital mammography with computer aided detection to its extensive range of services for women. 
    “This is truly a life-saving addition to the Comprehensive Breast Center because digital mammography has demonstrated improved accuracy,” said Paul Echelard, CEO, Good Samaritan Medical Center. 
    Digital mammography is a technique for recording x-ray images in computer code instead of on x-ray film, as with conventional mammography. Computer aided detection (CAD) involves the use of computers to bring suspicious areas on a mammogram to the radiologist’s attention. The use of CAD may help to improve the accuracy of a screening mammography resulting in early detection. 
    “Early detection of cancer helps save lives and often may give women less invasive and less disfiguring treatment options,” according to George Guzewicz, Director of Imaging Services. 
    “At the Comprehensive Breast Center, board certified medical specialists collaborate on appropriate testing and treatment designed to achieve the best possible outcome. Then our integrated technology—ultrasound, digital mammography with computer aided detection and MRI—is utilized with the goal of providing the highest quality mammography diagnosis,” Guzewicz added.


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    When necessary, image-guided procedures can also be performed through Good Samaritan’s Comprehensive Breast Center. “This integrated approach provides our medical staff the tools they need to give our patients access to the sophisticated breast care available today,” explained Echelard. 
    To make an appointment at the Good Samaritan Comprehensive Breast Center, patients should call 561-650 - 6441. 
    Good Samaritan Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 333-bed acute care hospital located at 1309 No. Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. In 2005, the hospital proudly celebrated its 85th anniversary of service to Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. In addition to general medical services, Good Samaritan offers a broad range of specialty services, including oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics and cardiac medicine. The hospital provides cancer services in the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Institute, featuring the Miles M. Zisson Comprehensive Breast Center and the Ruth C. Heede Gamma Knife Center. The hospital also offers the Walter Newbern Suites, an all-private, upscale unit that combines quality medical care with personal comfort. Good Samaritan is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center, visit www.goodsamaritanmc.com or contact us at 561-655-5511.