Rochelle Community Hospital Now Offering State-of-the-Art Genius™ 3D MammographY™ Exams


ROCHELLE — Rochelle Community Hospital is excited to offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. 1 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 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).2 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.
Rochelle Community Hospital is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, Rochelle Community Hospital provides a more accurate* tool for breast cancer screening.
“We are very excited about the addition of 3D mammography at RCH. Bringing this new technology to our patients will help us diagnose breast cancer even earlier increasing the chances of good outcomes. This reinforces our dedication to providing excellent care to all of our patients,” said Joy Miller, RCH Radiology Manager.
If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact the Radiology Department at Rochelle Community Hospital by calling 815-562-2181, ext. 1350.
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.
(Endnotes)
1. Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams are available only on the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® system.
2. 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