SUFFERN, N.Y. -- Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or Genius 3D Mammography exams are now offered at Good Samaritan Hospital's Center for Breast Health.
The 3D exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing, according to the announcement.
The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities,” said Robert Yates, system director, Imaging Services.
In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping dense breast tissue is a common reason why breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks.
This exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect, the release said.
This technology is considered superior to conventional digital mammography and is approved by the FDA. It is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities, according to the release.
"If your insurance covers it, or if you are otherwise able to afford it, I would recommend getting a 3D mammogram, especially if you have dense breast tissue,” said Dr. Karen Karsif., medical director of The Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital.
"We are committed to the fight against breast cancer,” said Dr. Steven Reichard, a radiologist and director of women’s imaging.
“In offering 3D mammograms, we can provide a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening and therefore the best possible care for our patients.”