Bayonne Medical Center cuts ribbon on new 3D mammography, bone density machines

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CarePoint Health and Bayonne officials gathered at the Bayonne Medical Center this morning to cut the ribbon on new 3D mammography and bone density machines. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We’re thrilled to have this technology here for our patients. Additionally, we have new DEXA bone scanners as well, so our commitment to diagnostic services to helping provide detection in an innovative fashion is first and foremost,” stated CarePoint Health CEO Dr. Natasha Deckmann.

“I’m one of the few people in the world that enjoys coming to the hospital because it seems every time I come to CarePoint, we’re moving into technology that helps save lives and your continued investment into our community is what means the most to me for everyone in the City of Bayonne,” added Mayor Jimmy Davis.

The addition of this specialized equipment will enable doctors to have a better in-depth look at and behind breast tissue in order to more accurately detect possible abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer, the hospital added in a press release.

Additionally, osteoporosis can be diagnosed by the DEXA bone density scanner that definitively determines the degree to which bone loss is occurring.

Furthermore, both Bayonne Medical Center and Christ Hospital are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

“We are proud that here at Bayonne Medial Center we are providing top-quality cancer care for our patients,” added Bayonne Medical Center Chief Hospital Executive Dr. Vijayant Singh.

“Part of that mission includes having state-of-the-art technology like this new 3D mammography machine so that we can reach as many patients as possible.”

Early detection and getting mammograms regularly can improve the outcomes from breast cancer.

With breast cancer claiming 1,300 lives annually in New Jersey, as the most common form of cancer in the state, adding 3D mammography and a bone density scanner to the Bayonne Medical Center ensures that patients have the latest x-ray technology available to them.