3D Mammography: The new “Gold Standard.” Our Genius 3D mammography from Hologic is simply revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected. It is the first and only clinically superior 3D mammography approved by the FDA, and now considered the new “Gold Standard” for all women, not just high- risk patients.
Your breast is three-dimensional. Your mammogram should be, too.
Genius 3D Mammography™ allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer, where fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below. This makes it possible see masses and distortions associated with cancers and pre-cancerous cells significantly better than the “flat” image produced with conventional 2D mammography.
If you are a woman over age 40, you could be at risk for breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast cancer, your physician may recommend you begin screening sooner.
Eight out of nine woman diagnosed have no family history of the disease. This is a troubling statistic, one that reminds us why it is so important for all women to take advantage of routine mammography screenings, especially now that 3D technology is available.
Doctors agree that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. Successful treatment and survival rates for breast cancer patients are dramatically affected by early detection, as the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent.
Why 3D Mammography?
3D Mammography detects 41% more invasive cancers, which are the ones that have spread outside of the milk duct into surrounding, healthy tissues. With early detection, the 5-year survival rate is almost 100%.
3D Mammography reduces false positives by up to 40%. False positives cause unnecessary emotional trauma for the patient and their families.
3D Mammography is clinically proven to be superior to traditional 2D mammography in extensive research published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).
FAQ’s about 3D Mammography (Digital Tomosynthesis)
What is a Genius 3D mammography breast exam and is it right for me?
Genius 3D Mammography is approved and recommended for all women who would be undergoing a screening or diagnostic mammogram, regardless of age or breast type.
It is very similar to having a traditional 2D mammogram, but far more accurate in earlier breast cancer detection. Like a 2D mammogram, the technologist will position you, compress your breast and take images from different angles.
Is there any additional breast compression?
There is no additional breast compression required with Genius 3D Mammography, and it only takes a few seconds longer. Many patients tell us that the ergonomic design of the 3D mammography system helps deliver a more comfortable experience.
What about radiation?
Our site uses the lowest dose available for Genius 3D mammography. Very little radiation is used during the Genius 3D mammography exam, just about the same as a standard 2D mammogram, and lower than a traditional film mammogram. The total patient dose is well within the FDA safety standards for mammography.