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Methodist Health introduces 3D mammography during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Methodist Health introduces 3D mammography during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New state-of-the-art mammography in Henderson
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Methodist Health Introduces 3D Mammography
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Beginning in early November, Methodist Health’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 digital mammogram.

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 Health 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 Health’s Centralized Scheduling at 270-827-7356. Weekend appointments are available.

About 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 bschwartz@methodisthospital.net.