Why 3D Mammography at Jefferson Radiology?
Early Detection is Key
Early detection with the Genius™ 3D mammography exam can help identify cancers at their earliest stages, reducing the need for more costly and invasive treatments later.
What Is 3D Mammography?
The Geniusexam provides better, earlier breast cancer detection compared to 2D alone and detects 20-65% more cancer. In fact, as many as 20% of breast cancers will be missed by 2D mammography. Greater accuracy means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of additional screenings.
How It Works
A Genius™ 3D exam provides our radiologists with a series of detailed images of the breast. This allows them to better evaluate breast tissue layer by layer, making fine details more visible and no longer hidden by overlapping tissue.
What to Expect
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.
The technologist will view the images of your breasts 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.
As of January 1st 2019, 3D mammography screening exams are covered by Medicare and private insurers in the state of Connecticut and not subject to copays.
*Screening mammograms are considered a preventative screening exam and as such, are not subject to co-pays.
The Genius™ 3D exam has been clinically proven to greatly reduce the chance of callbacks, which are common for women with dense breasts. It is the only FDA approved 3D mammography machine to offer superior performance in women with dense breasts for routine breast cancer screening over standard 2D mammography.