3D Mammography

Intro

Why Routine Mammograms Are Important

Why are routine mammograms so important? It’s because it could save your life. As reported by the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is caught early, and is in its localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. One of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer is through regular clinical breast exams and mammograms along with doing monthly breast self-exams.

It’s recommended that women ages 40-years-old and up have a mammogram screening every one to two years. However, women under the age of 40 who have risk factors for breast cancer, such as a family member who has been diagnosed in the past, should talk with their primary care physician if a screening is necessary and/or how often they should have one. 


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Why Genius™ 3D Mammography™

There are limitations when it comes to 2D mammograms related to overlapping breast tissue seen in the breast image. Sometimes, this overlapping tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks and worry for patients. However, an even bigger limitation with 2D mammography and overlapping tissue seen in an image is how it’s the leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed.  

With Genius™ 3D Mammography™, these limitations are overcome through the utilization of advanced breast tomosynthesis technology to produce a 3D image of the breast. Plus, the Genius™ exam still utilizes 2D technology and imaging, offering results that are more comprehensive and a breast cancer screening that is more accurate compared to 2D alone.

In fact, researchers have discovered:

  • The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%.
  • Only the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone.
  • The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone.