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Tomography- Genius™ 3D Mammography

Parkview now is offering three-dimensional imaging with the new Low Dose Genius 3D Mammography system by Hologic, which utilizes tomosynthesis technology.

Schedule your Genius™ 3D Mammogram

Call our schedulers today at 719.584.1300

Copay is due at the time of appointment. 

What is a Genius™ 3D Mammography exam?

A Genius exam is an advanced technology in the fight against breast cancer that allows doctors to examine your breast tissue one layer at a time. The imaging system uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or “slices” for your radiologist to review. A good analogy for a Genius exam is thinking of the pages in a book. If you look down at the cover you cannot see all of the pages – but when you open it up, you can go through the entire book page-by-page to see everything between the covers. The Genius exam was designed with the same concept in mind.

Very low X-ray energy is used during the screening examination so your radiation exposure is below the FDA guidelines. Combining the Genius exam with digital mammography for screening has been proven to significantly reduce callbacks by up to 40%. In addition, the Genius exam finds cancers earlier than 2D mammography alone, with a 41% increase in invasive cancer detection. The Genius exam may also be used during a diagnostic mammogram if you happen to be called back for this type of exam.

Who can have a 3D mammo and Why a 3D mammo?

A Genius exam is approved for all women who would undergo a standard mammogram.

Multiple clinical studies show that all women, regardless of breast type or density, benefit from a Genius exam.

A Genius exam detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers and reduces false positives by up to 40 percent. This means one simple thing: more accuracy. The Genius exam is the first and only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis exam as approved by the FDA.

The Genius exam allows doctors to see masses and distortions associated with cancers significantly more clearly than conventional 2D mammography. Instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography,fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.

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What is the difference between a screening and diagnostic mammogram?

A screening mammogram is your annual mammogram that is done every year. Sometimes, the radiologist may ask you to come back for follow-up images, called a diagnostic mammogram,to rule out an unclear area in the breast, or if there is a breast abnormality that needs to be evaluated. Please call our office to schedule your annual Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam.

A More Accurate Mammogram

When breast cancer is found early, the 5-year survival rate is almost 100%.

Benefits

  • A 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers
  • A 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers.
  • A 15% decrease in the number of women called back for additional imaging.

Facts

  • A woman's chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime is 1 in 8.
  • Almost 8 million women have benefited from a Genius Exam.
  • 8 out of 9 diagnosed women have no family history of breast cancer.

What about radiation?

Very low x-ray energy is used during the exam, just about the same as a film-screen mammogram. The total patient dose of a Genius exam is within the FDA safety standards for mammography.

Rick McManemon

Director of Radiology
719.584.4351

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