Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday requiring health insurers to cover 3-D mammography for breast cancer screenings.
Wednesday was the deadline for Cuomo to either sign the bill into law or veto it.
The legislation was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Joseph Griffo and Democratic Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright.
3D mammography creates a more detailed picture than traditional 2D methods, making it easier to catch breast cancer early.
Griffo says former Lewis County General Hospital oncology navigator Joanne Dicob and Robert Pfeiffer, the hospital's director of radiology, brought the issue to his attention.