Conventional 2D mammograms provide doctors with a 2D image to evaluate the breast. This can be limiting due to overlapping layers of tissue, which can sometimes produce unclear results, false alarms, or worse–cancer being missed.
Genius exams deliver a series of detailed breast images, allowing your doctor to better evaluate your breasts layer by layer, and over 100 clinical studies support the benefits of this technology. Studies show that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities.
Why choose a Genius 3D mammography exam?
The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is acquired on the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ system and 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. The Genius™ exam is only available on the Hologic® 3D Mammography™ system.
Greater accuracy means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of being called back for additional screenings.
Clinical studies show what many doctors and hospitals already know—a Genius exam is a much better way to screen for breast cancer* compared to 2D mammography.
- Genius 3D detects significantly more breast cancer compared to 2D mammography alone. For some women, this could mean an earlier diagnosis.
- Genius 3D reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D mammography alone. For many women, this means being spared the emotional, practical, and economic toll of additional testing, including biopsies, when there could be nothing wrong.
- Genius 3D provides greater accuracy for women across a variety of ages and breast densities. Any woman who is due to have a traditional mammogram can elect to have a Genius exam. They are covered and paid for by Medicare and Medicaid , as well as a growing number of private insurers.
The Genius exam is superior to conventional 2D mammograms, which is why many women are switching. Since 2011, over 10 million women in the US have had a Genius exam.
The experience is comparable to a 2D mammogram and only adds seconds to the exam.
Click here to learn more about 3D mammography services offered at DIS. With four locations, we provide the only non-hospital 3D mammography alternative in the greater New Orleans area to include Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and surrounding parishes.