Sky Lakes Breast Health Services
Genius 3D Mammography
The most accurate and comfortable mammogram ever. That's what you'll get with the new Genius 3D mammography suite with the Smart Curve Comfort System. Coming in April.
At Sky Lakes Breast Health Services, your mammogram will be read by board-certified radiologists. We offer our patients personal service -- screening and diagnosis through treatment.
Nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow describes her personal experience with breast cancer and urges women to get screened with the Genius™ exam. Watch the video.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast that looks for changes that may be signs of breast cancer.
Why do I need a mammogram?
A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early, when it’s small and even before a lump can be felt. This is when it’s easiest to treat.
What are the types of mammograms?
A screening mammogram is used to look for signs of breast cancer in women who don’t have any breast symptoms or problems. X-ray pictures of each breast are taken from 2 different angles.
Mammograms can also be used to look at a woman’s breast if she has breast symptoms or if a change is seen on a screening mammogram. When used in this way, they are called diagnostic mammograms. They may include extra views (images) of the breast that aren’t part of screening mammograms. Sometimes diagnostic mammograms are used to screen women who were treated for breast cancer in the past.
Are mammograms safe?
Mammograms expose the breasts to small amounts of radiation. But the benefits of mammography outweigh any possible harm from the radiation exposure. Modern machines use low radiation doses to get breast x-rays that are high in image quality.
How does the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam work?
The Genius exam allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
A good analogy for the Genius exam is like thinking of the pages in a book. If you look down at the cover you cannot see all of the pages—but when you open it up, you can go through the entire book page by page to see everything between the covers.
The Genius exam consists of a 2D and 3D™ image set, where the 2D image can be either an acquired image or a 2D image generated from the 3D™ image set.
More than 200 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are aboe to screen for breast cancer with much greater accuracy1-7* – regardless of a women’s age or breast density. 1-2*
Why should I get a Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam?
The Genius™ exam provides better, earlier breast cancer detection compared to 2D alone.1-7 Greater accuracy means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of additional screenings.
What should I expect during my Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam?
The process of a Genius™ exam is the same as a conventional 2D exam. The technologist will position you, compress your breast, and take images from different angles. There’s no additional compression required with the Genius exam, and it only takes a few extra seconds for an exam proven to be more accurate.1-7*
Who can have a Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam?
The Genius exam is more accurate for women of all ages, with both dense and non-dense breasts, and the Genius exam is the only mammogram FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts.1-7
* Compared to 2D mammography alone.
- 1. FDA submissions P080003, P080003/S001, P080003/S004, P080003/S005 2. Results from Friedewald, SM, et al. "Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography." JAMA 24 (2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investigating the initial impact the introduction of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions ®¬ on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an average 41% (95% CI: 20-65%) increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6) additional invasive breast cancers per 1000 screening exams were found in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D™ mammograms acquired with the Hologic 3D Mammography™ System versus women receiving 2D FFDM mammograms only. 3. Zuckerman SP, Conant EF, Keller BM, et al. Implementation of Synthesized Two-dimensional Mammography in a Population-based Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Program. Radiology. 2016 Dec;281(3):730-736. 4. Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben EB et al. Two view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014 Jun;271(3):655-63.5. Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M et al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13. 6. McDonald ES, Oustimov A, Weinstein SP et al. Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared With Digital Mammography: Outcomes Analysis From 3 Years of Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jun 1;2(6):737-43. 7. Rafferty EA, Durand MA, Conant EF, et al. Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography in Dense and Nondense Breasts. JAMA 2016 Apr 26;315(16):1784-6