Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams are clinically proven to increase invasive cancer detection and reduce recall rates.
Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, Florida – (August 25, 2016) Medical Center of Trinity is excited to offer Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. [i] Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams 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 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ 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 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam.
3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ 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 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam. The largest study to date on breast cancer screening using the Genius exam was published in the June 25, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).[ii] 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.
Medical Center of Trinity is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam, Medical Center of Trinity provides a more accurate* tool for breast cancer screening. “I am particularly pleased to learn that Medical Center of Trinity is now offering this option. As a surgeon, early detection is always the best case scenario,” said Alene Wright, MD, breast surgeon.
“This is another indication that we at Medical Center of Trinity are committed to bringing the very latest in diagnostic imaging capabilities to our community,” said Albert Chang, MD, PhD, radiologist at Medical Center of Trinity.
About Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Exams
The breast is a three-dimensional object composed of different structures located at different heights within the breast. These structures can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a flat two-dimensional image. This confusion of overlapping of tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. Using breast tomosynthesis technology, the Hologic system creates a 3-dimensional image of the breast structure, which enables radiologists to more clearly see through overlapping tissue to detect cancers, often at an earlier stage.
The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S. Hologic Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams are now available in all 50 states and over 50 countries. To date, more than 8 million women have been screened with this advanced screening system.
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About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 288 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital (Main Campus) strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road.
Medical Center of Trinity has received Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The hospital has also been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, and an American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery Gynecological Surgery of Excellence
Medical Center of Trinity is recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on five key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and stroke by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.