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Hahnemann University Hospital Now Offering State-of-the-Art Genius 3D Mammography Exams


Hahnemann University Hospital is excited to offer Genius 3D Mammography exams, developed  by Hologic, Inc. 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 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 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.

Hahnemann University Hospital is recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) — a prestigious accreditation that demonstrates you can be assured our cancer program is held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast. Hahnemann is also designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules.

If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call Hahnemann University Hospital’s Radiology Department at 215-762-3502. To request an appointment online, click here.
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