Genesis First In Quad Cities Offering 3D Mammography
The Kenneth H. McKay Center for Breast Health and Genesis Imaging at 1970 E. 53rd Street in Davenport are the first imaging centers in the Quad Cities to offer 3-dimensional mammography.
More than 160 patients have already had 3-dimensional mammograms at the two locations. The latest in mammography technology has been available since July 21 at the two centers.
“The technology available is the most advanced 3-dimensional mammography screening available and has shown to have benefits in accuracy of imaging and improved early detection of breast cancer,’’ said Mike Bohl, director of Genesis Imaging. “Every advance in imaging technology gives us hope we will find breast cancers earlier and save lives.’’
According to a study by the Journal of American Medical Association, the addition of tomosynthesis to mammography was associated with a decrease in the number of patients called back for additional screening, and found an increase in cancer detection rates.
The introduction of 3-dimensional mammography by Genesis does not change the experience of the traditional mammogram. Compression of the breast is still required.
Hologic 3-dimensional tomosynthesis provides not only clearer images, but more images. The camera, or C-arm, rotates around the breast to create images from all angles. The radiologist can then examine each layer, like turning pages of a book, instead of the limitation of views of traditional 2-dimensional mammography.
By offering the latest in cancer screening technology, along with genetic counseling, free screenings for at-risk individuals and access to national clinical trials, Genesis is taking a leadership role in early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Genesis Imaging locations in Bettendorf and Silvis will begin 3D mammography screenings next week. A new imaging center in Moline will offer 3D mammography this fall.
To request an appointment for a 3D mammogram, go to www.genesishealth.com/3DMammo and complete the form available. A doctor referral is not required.