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NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania Announces New State-of-the-Art Bone Density Scanner and 3D Mammogram Machine

The 3D mammogram machine offers a more comfortable and accurate mammogram experience

May 30, 2024

Lata Singh, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health COO; Dr. Jeremy O’Connor, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Regional Medical Director; Sydonie Clementson, Associate Director of Nursing at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania; Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson; City Council Member Althea Stevens; and others celebrate the new state-of-the-art 3D mammogram machine at Gotham Health, Morrisania

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health announced technology upgrades with the installation of a new bone density scanner and a state-of-the-art 3D mammogram machine in its Radiology Department at Gotham Health, Morrisania.

The new bone density scanner, known as DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) offers a high-quality bone density assessment, providing precise measurements of segmental body fat and muscle distribution. This advanced diagnostic tool is invaluable for evaluating the risk of bone fracture and bone loss (osteoporosis). The CDC recommends osteoporosis screening for women who are 65 years old or older and for women who are 50 to 64 and have certain risk factors, which include having a parent who has broken a hip.

Additionally, the new 3D mammography machine, also known as breast tomosynthesis, revolutionized breast cancer detection. By capturing multiple images of the breast from different angles, it delivers a more detailed and accurate representation of breast tissue. This advanced machine offers cutting-edge breast cancer detection while ensuring a more comfortable experience for patients. Featuring an innovative paddle designed for comfort, it conforms to the breasts shape with rounded corners, ensuring a more comfortable compression experience.

I am so proud to announce a major leap forward in our commitment to healthcare innovation and patient safety at Gotham Health, Morrisania with these advanced machines,” said Michelle Lewis, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health. “This state-of-the-art technology places us to providing the highest standard of care in the Bronx community.”

“As healthcare providers at Gotham Health, Morrisania, our primary goal is to offer compassionate, effective, and precise care,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Regional Medical Director, Bronx Jeremy O’Connor, MD. “I am extremely excited that we can offer this improved screening method to all our patients in the community.”

“Our team has demonstrated exceptional work in bringing the DEXA scanner and 3D mammogram machine to Gotham Health, Morrisania,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Chief of Infrastructure and Support Services Officer, Roman Ryniewski. “It’s a commitment to not only our patients’ health, but also to our continuous growth and improvement as a leading healthcare provider in the Bronx.”

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania is a comprehensive primary care health facility that provides care for the entire family. At Morrisania, 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, Morrisania 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.