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3D Mammography: Your New Friend in Breast Health

Hologic® Genius™ 3D mammography systemMEET YOUR NEW BREAST FRIEND.
The revolutionary Hologic® Genius™ 3D mammography system may be the best friend your health ever had!

Women receiving a 3D mammogram at Memorial Community Health will not notice much of a difference in their exam. But the Genius™ 3D mammography system definitely will!  For all who receive the 3D exam, it will mean less stress and more peace of mind. For some, it may mean the difference in their fight to knock out breast cancer.

How the system works

The Genius™ 3D mammography system examines breast tissue layer by layer. Think of looking at a book. When you look down at the cover — like with a 2D mammogram — you can’t see all the pages. But if you open it up — like with a 3D mammogram — you can go through the book page by page.

The 3D mammography technology:

  • Increases clarity and accuracy.
  • Makes fine details more visible.
  • Detects cancers obscured by overlapping normal breast tissue.

What the process is like

A patient won’t notice much of difference in the process of having a 3D mammogram. The technologist positions the patient, compresses the breast and in a matter of seconds, takes images from different angles.

What else to expect from 3D mammography:

  • Process is the same, only more accurate.
  • Exam only takes a few extra seconds.
  • No additional ompression is required.
  • Radiologist will examine images and report results to your physician.

Advantages of 3D mammography

The advantages of the Genius™ mammography exam can be measured in terms of earlier detection of cancer when it's easier to fight. But they can also be measured by the convenience and peace of mind it provides.

Advantages include:

  • Breast cancer detected 15 months earlier.
  • 41 percent more invasive cancers detected.
  • Unnecessary callbacks reduced by up to 40 percent.
  • Fewer false positives.
  • More peace of mind.
  • More lives saved.

Safety and effectiveness

The Hologic® system is a clinically superior mammography system as approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Evidence of its safety and effectiveness includes:

  • Exam produces a low dose of radiation, comparable to a conventional 2D mammogram.
  • 3D system is clinically proven superior to conventional 2D mammography in research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • 3D exam is covered by Medicare and many private insurers.

Need in the numbers

Statistics bear out the need for the improved screening method of the Hologic® Genius™ 3D mammography system.

Some of those telling statistics:

  • One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Eight out of nine women diagnosed have no family history.
  • With early detection, the five-year survival rate is almost 100%.


Schedule your 3D mammogram by calling Memorial COMMUNITY HEALTH Radiology at 402-694-8258.

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Memorial Hospital Radiology
1423 Seventh Street
Aurora, NE 68818



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