Sand Lake Imaging is now offering the Genius 3D Mammography Exam a more accurate way to screen for breast cancer!
With the latest low dose software, a Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam delivers a low dose of radiation, well within FDA guidelines, that is comparable to a 2D mammogram.
Genius exams deliver a series of detailed breast images, allowing your doctor to better evaluate your breasts layer by layer. Genius exams are FDA approved, and over 100 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are able to screen for breast cancer with much greater accuracy–regardless of a woman’s age or breast density. Learn More
Digital mammography allows improvement in image storage and transmission because images can be stored and sent electronically.
Secondary goals measuring the relative cost-effectiveness of both digital and film technologies, and the effect on participant quality of life due to the expected reduction of false positives are still being assessed and will be reported at a later date.
Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1990, and these decreases are believed to be the result, in part, to earlier detection and improved treatment.
Our top of the line hologic digital mammography systems allow for sharp, detailed images with superior resolution and reduced exposure and compression time. The fully automatic, self adjusting, self releasing tilt compression paddle conforms to the natural contour of the breast, making positioning easier and offering incomparable patient comfort.
Breast cancer, the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer, is a frightening disease. Although there has been a decline in the rate of deaths from breast cancer in recent years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Early detection of breast cancer greatly improves the chances for successful treatment.
When breast cancer is detected before it has spread to lymph nodes or to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 100%.
Methods for early detection of breast cancer include breast clinical examinations by a health care professional, and mammography. In most cases, mammography can identify an abnormal breast mass as much as two years before it can be detected by touch.
The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for breast cancer screening in women who have no symptoms of breast cancer:
Please visit the American Cancer Society web site for more detailed information about their guidelines for breast cancer screening.
Unlike other parts of the body, the breast is composed mainly of soft tissue. When breast tissue is x-rayed, it creates an image that looks something like a smoky haze, making it difficult to see tiny “spots,” called microcalcifications, and other subtle signs of early cancer.
With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast, using special high-resolution monitors. The physician can adjust the brightness, change contrast, and zoom in for close ups of specific areas of interest. Being able to manipulate images is one of the main benefits of digital technology.
Another convenience of digital mammography over film-based systems is it can greatly reduce the need for retakes due to over or under exposure. This potentially saves additional time and reduces your exposure to x-rays.
Because they are electronic, digital mammography images can be transmitted quickly across a network. Digital images can also be easily stored, copied without any loss of information, and transmitted and received in a more streamlined manner, eliminating dependence on only one set of “original” films.