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Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center to Offer State-of-the-Art Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY Exams

The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is proud to offer Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams from Hologic, a global leader in breast cancer detection, beginning on May 15.
In a conventional mammogram, overlapping tissue can hide breast cancers and normal breast tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams are an advanced type of digital mammogram that offer better cancer detection, fewer call backs, minimal compression time and greater peace of mind at a dose comparable to a conventional digital mammogram.*

Large clinical studies in the U.S. and Europe* have demonstrated the positive benefits of Low Dose 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams including:

  • Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may be hidden in a conventional mammogram
  • Greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape, and location of abnormalities
  • Fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests
  • Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors
  • Clearer images of dense breast tissue
  • Maintained 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam performance, at a 2D-like dose

The largest study to date on breast cancer screening using the Genius exam was published in the June 25, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).ii Findings include:

  • A 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers.
  • A 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers.
  • A 15% decrease in women recalled for additional imaging.

Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams are recommended for women of all ages and breast densities.

The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius low dose exam, the JMBCC provides the latest and most effective imaging tool for breast cancer screening.

Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center Manager Erin Goins said, “We are excited to offer this leading edge technology for breast cancer screening. Our center continues to be dedicated to providing superior care to our patients.”

If you would like to schedule a Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at 814-467-0044. The JMBCC is scheduling now; a physician’s order is required in order to schedule.

About Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY Exams
Breast tissue and structures in the breast can overlap and cause confusion when viewed with a conventional mammogram. Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams enable doctors to more clearly see through overlapping tissue to detect cancers, often at an earlier stage. Low Dose Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exams are only available on the Hologic Selenia Dimensions breast tomosynthesis system.

About Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center
The Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) opened in February 2002 offering comprehensive and personalized breast care in one convenient location. The JMBCC exists to prevent and treat diseases of the breast and other conditions that can impact the lives of the women served. The tools and techniques used include digital mammography, ultrasound, breast biopsies, breast MRI, bone densitometry, genetic counseling, research studies, and a female breast surgeon on-site.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County.