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STATELINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Beloit Memorial Hospital Now Offering State-Of-The-Art Genius 3d Mammography


By Press release submission | Feb 23, 2020


Stateline Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Feb. 17.

Beloit Memorial Hospital and NorthPointe Health and Wellness campuses are proud to offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. In utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers and are also decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

In conventional 2D Mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed, and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A Genius exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect. A Genius exam includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesis-DIMENSIONAL portion of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review the breast tissue one layer at a time. A Genius exam requires no additional compression and takes just a few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam.

“We are able to provide our patients with superior care as well as providing our community with the very best technology possible. Our state-of-the-art Hologic equipment is revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing better options for women now then ever before,” commented Jennifer Yeadon, Director of Medical Imaging. “To know that we have this technology at both locations is a large achievement.”

Beloit Health System is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, we can provide a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening. If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact Medical Imaging at 608-364-1610.

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