Now Offering Genius™ 3D Mammography Exams for Our Patients
Palms Imaging Center’s Genius 3D Mammography is one of the ways we continue to provide the most advanced, precise technology for our patients. Genius 3D Mammography is currently the most accurate mammogram available, and our patients
can receive this exam onsite at our Ventura County office.
Our Genius 3D Mammography exam, available on a Selenia Dimensions® system from Hologic, is revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for women of all breast densities compared to traditional 2D alone.
Researchers have found that:
- The Genius 3D Mammography exam finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%.
- Only the Genius 3D Mammography exam is FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone.
- The Genius 3D Mammography exam reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone.
This significant advance in breast cancer screening is part of our relationship of mutual trust. We hope that knowing this state-of-the-art mammography option is here for you gives you confidence and peace of mind.
How it Works
The Genius 3D Mammography exam allows doctors to look at 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. More than 200 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are able to screen for breast cancer with much greater accuracy regardless of a woman’s age or breast density.
What to Expect During Your Exam
The process of a Genius 3D Mammography exam is the same as your 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 that has been proven to be the most precise available. The technologist will view the images at the computer workstation to ensure quality images have been captured for review. A radiologist will then examine the images and report results to either your physician or directly to you.
With patient care being the highest priority at Palms Imaging Center, we understand that you don’t want to wait a long time for your appointment. That’s why we focus on making sure you don’t have to wait weeks or even months for your mammogram. Our goal is to make your exam experience comfortable, quick and easy, so you can check your mammogram off your list!
Screening and diagnostic appointments are available by referral only
Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Equipment: Hologic Selenia® and GeniusTM 3D Mammography
Tech(s): Emily M.