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3D Mammography Now Available at PCAA
3D Mammography Now Available at PCAA
1/10/2017 - Primary Care Associates of Appleton Now Offering State-of-the-Art Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Exams from Hologic.
Primary Care Associates of Appleton is excited to offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in women’s health.
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 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 June 25, 2014 issue of the
of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
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.
Primary Care Associates of Appleton is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, PCAA provides a more accurate* tool for breast cancer screening.
If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact Primary Care Associates of Appleton at
to learn more.
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.
About the Company
Primary Care Associates of Appleton, Ltd., is a multi-specialty medical practice, specializing in Family and Internal Medicine. The facility houses 26 providers, a vast array of radiology and imaging services, as well as a comprehensive laboratory. The physicians have a wide range of clinical interests and they, along with their staff, understand the importance of getting to know their patients personally, their medical history, their family and all of the influences that impact a person’s individual health. For more information on the Primary Care Associates of Appleton, its providers and services, please visit www.primarycareofappleton.com or call
Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams are available only on the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® system.
iiFriedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, Durand MA, Plecha DM, Greenberg JS, Hayes MK, Copit DS, Carlson KL, Cink TM, Barke LD, Greer LN, Miller DP, Conant EF, Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination with Digital Mammography, JAMA June 25, 2014
*Compared to 2D Mammography