Stevens Community Medical Center is excited to now provide cutting edge technology in 3D™ Mammography!
The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, 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. The Genius exam 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.
Why choose the Genius™ exam?
This type of exam provides better, earlier breast cancer detection compared to 2D and it finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography alone. More than 200 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are able to screen for breast cancer with greater accuracy— which means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of being called back for additional imaging.
What to expect during your exam?
The process of a Genius™ 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 Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam, and it only takes a few extra seconds for an exam, proven to be more accurate.1-6* The technologist will view the images of your breasts at the computer workstation to ensure quality images have been captured for review. A radiologist will then examine the images and report results to either your physician or directly to you.
Come meet your new, better 3D Mammogram! Talk to your primary care provider about getting the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam today!