Springfield Clinic offers Genius™ 3D Mammography exams, the latest in breast cancer screening advancement. Using advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, 3D mammography exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers while decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.
Now, as a part of the Genius™ 3D Mammography exam, some patients will be able to have the comfort of the SmartCurve™ stabilization system. SmartCurve’s curved paddles fit most patients’ breast tissue for a more comfortable exam and produce the same or more accurate results.
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 patients being called back for repeat screening. A 3D mammography exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect. Radiologists can more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities, which leads to better detection and greater peace of mind for Springfield patients.
What to Expect During Your Exam
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Even more concerning is that it is also the country’s leading cause of cancer deaths.
Recent national trials have demonstrated that the risk of death from lung cancer is reduced by 20% when qualifying patients are screened using low dose Computed Tomography (CT).
Springfield Clinic’s Pulmonary Medicine specialists have developed a screening program, based on this research, to help identify, treat and ultimately reduce the number of deaths from lung cancers.
Who is eligible for screening?
MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed cross-sectional images of internal organs, soft tissues, musculoskeletal structures, the spinal canal, blood vessels, and virtually all other internal body structures. These images are reviewed on a computer to determine a diagnosis. MRI does not use radiation.
Ultrasound (or sonography) uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound imaging is a medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The images are reviewed on a computer to determine a diagnosis. Ultrasound does not use radiation.