The following is information provided by Hologic, the provider of the Genius™ 3D Mammography technology found at Diagnostic Imaging Services.
Breasts consist 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 radiologists to see cancer, if present, and increasing the need for follow-up imaging. Cancer is easier to see in fatty breasts.
Breast density matters
Imagine dense breast tissue as clouds in the sky and breast cancers as white planes in flight. When a plane flies through wispy clouds, you can still see the plane in the air, but when a plane flies through thick clouds, it can be nearly impossible to detect.
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.
3D mammography: a more accurate mammogram for women of all ages and breast densities
A mammogram is the best way to determine if your breasts are dense and can help detect cancer at its earliest stages. Ask your doctor for a 3D mammography exam at DIS, with the Genius™ 3D mammography system being the only mammogram that is:
- Proven to detect more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone.
- FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to conventional 2D mammograms.
- Shown to reduce the chance of being called back for additional imaging.
Early detection is the key! With Genius™ 3D mammography systems at Diagnostic Imaging Services, cancers can be identified at their earliest stages, reducing the need for more costly and invasive treatments later.
Diagnostic Imaging Services performs Genius™ 3D screening and diagnostic mammograms in Metairie, Marrero, Slidell and Covington. Choose Diagnostic Imaging Services: doctor trusted and patient preferred.
References for the above information are available upon request.