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Inland Has 3D Mammography

Release Date: 10/28/2016

Superior 3D mammography technology is changing outcomes for patients! Did you know that we have the new 3D mammography at Inland Women’s Imaging?  
 
Check out this innovative technology on Wednesday, November 2 when the Hologic 3D mammography mobile coach stops by Inland. Look for the big bus near the Inland front entrance between 10:00am and 2:00pm – stop in any time. Learn how three-dimensional mammography works, why it is superior to two-dimensional for accuracy, and all the benefits of this exciting cancer screening technology.
 
Background info:
 
Inland Hospital is excited to offer the latest 3D mammography exams.  Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams by Hologic are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.
 
In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A Genius exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.
 
A Genius exam includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesis-DIMENSIONAL portion of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. A Genius exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam.
 
The Hologic system is the only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis system as approved by the FDA. The new system is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities. The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities. This leads to better detection and greater peace of mind for our patients.
 
Large clinical studies in the U.S. and Europe have demonstrated the positive benefits of a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam. The largest study to date on breast cancer screening using the Genius exam was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Findings include:
 
  • A 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers.
  • A 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers.
  • A 15% decrease in women recalled for additional imaging.
 
Inland Women’s Imaging is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, we provide  a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening.
 
If you would like to schedule a 3D mammogram exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact Inland Imaging at 861-3070, or ask your healthcare provider if it’s time for you to have a mammogram.