New state-of-the-art mammography in Henderson
New form of breast cancer detection available at Methodist Hospital
Beginning in early November, Methodist Hospital’s Henderson County
Campus will begin offering Low Dose Genius™ 3D Mammography™
exams from Hologic, a global leader in breast cancer detection.
In a conventional mammogram, overlapping tissue can hide breast cancers
and normal breast tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks.
Low Dose Genius 3D Mammography ™ exams are an advanced type of digital
mammogram that offer better cancer detection, fewer call backs, minimal
compression time and greater peace of mind at a dose comparable to a conventional
Large clinical studies have demonstrated the positive benefits of Low Dose
3D Mammography ™ exams including:
- Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden in a conventional mammogram
- Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities
- Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
- Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors
- Clearer images of dense breast tissue
- Maintained 3D Mammography™ exam performance, at a 2D-like dose
Low Dose Genius 3D Mammography™ exams are recommended for women of
all ages and breast densities.
“Methodist Hospital is committed to the fight against breast cancer,”
said Christa Cole, Director of Imaging Services. “In offering Genius
low dose 3D Mammography™ exams, we can provide the latest and most
effective imaging tool for breast cancer screening.”
Free mammograms and breast ultrasounds, provided in partnership with Susan
G. Komen Evansville Tri-State, are available to those who are uninsured
or underinsured and who meet Mammograms for Western Kentucky grant requirements.
To see if you qualify for a free mammogram, call 270-831-7931.
For more information, or to schedule a 3D mammography exam, please contact
Methodist Hospital’s Centralized Scheduling at 270-827-7356. Weekend
appointments are available.
Low Dose Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams
Breast tissue and structures in the breast can overlap and cause confusion
when viewed with a conventional mammogram. Low Dose Genius™ 3D Mammography™
exams enable doctors to more clearly see through overlapping tissue to
detect cancers, often at an earlier stage.
While Low Dose Genius 3D Mammography™ exams include a conventional
digital mammogram for use during image review, they do not require an
X-ray exposure to generate the conventional 2D image, as C-View™
software generates the 2D image from the 3D™ information.
Low Dose Genius 3D Mammography™ exams are only available on the Hologic
Selenia® Dimensions® breast tomosynthesis system.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Brandi L. Schwartz
at 270-831-7836 or