The Most Advanced 3D Mammography
What should I expect during your exam?
The process of our 3D Mammography exam is the same as your conventional 2D exam.
The technologist will position you, compress your breast, and take images from different angles. There’s no additional compression required with the 3D Mammography exam, and it only takes a few extra seconds for an exam, proven to be more accurate. 1-6
When will I receive the results?
The technologist will view the images of your breasts at the computer workstation to ensure quality images have been captured for review.
After receiving your mammogram, our team of radiologists will review the images and inform you of your results via mail within 3 to 5 business days. If further screening is required, our office will contact you to schedule a follow-up appointment.
What should I know about breast density?
Breast consists of two types of tissue that appear differently on a mammogram, including fatty and dense tissue. Dense breast tissue appears whiter on the mammogram image, making it more difficult for radiologist to see cancer (if present) and increasing the need for follow-up imaging. Cancer is easier to see in fatty breasts.
Why does breast density matter?
Having dense breasts is very common, but it does increase your risk for developing breast cancer. Knowing your density and discussing it with your doctor is important to ensure you are receiving the most effective screening.
Better, earlier breast cancer detection
than 2D mammography alone
Greater peace of mind
Reduces unnecessary callbacks by up to 40%
Finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%.
1. FDA submissions P080003, P080003/S001, P080003/S004, P080003/S005. 2. Results from Friedewald, SM, et al. “Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography.” JAMA 311.24 (2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investigating the initial impact the introduction of the Hologic Selenia Dimensions on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an average 41% (95% CI: 20-65%) increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6) additional invasive breast cancers per 1000 screening exams were found in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D™ mammograms acquired with the Hologic 3D Mammography™ System versus women receiving 2D FFDM mammograms only. 3. Zuckerman SP, Conant EF, Keller BM, et al. Implementation of Synthesized Two-dimensional Mammography in a Population-based Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Program. Radiology. 2016 Dec;281(3):730-736. 4. Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben EB et al. Two view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014 Jun;271(3):655-63. 5. Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M et al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13. 6. McDonald ES, Oustimov A, Weinstein SP et al. Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared With Digital Mammography: Outcomes Analysis From 3 Years of Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jun 1;2(6):737-43. 7. Rafferty EA, Durand, MA, Conant EF, et al. Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography in Dense and Nondense Breasts. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26,:315(16):1784-6. 8. National Cancer Institute: cancer.gov/types/breast/risk-fact-sheet 9. US breast cancer statistics. breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics. Accessed March 27, 2015. 10. American Cancer Society: cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/ breast-cancer-survival-by-stage
The Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY ™exam (a.k.a. Genius™ exam) is acquired on the Hologic 3D Mammography™ system and consists of a 2D and 3D™ image set, where the 2D image can be either an acquired 2D image or a 2D image generated from the 3D™ image set. The Genius™ exam is only available on the Hologic 3D Mammography™ system. Please consult your physician for a full list of benefits and risks associated with mammography.
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