Join Us To
Celebrate the Opening
3D Mammogram Unit
City Hospital at White Rock
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
(Ribbon Cutting at 5:15 p.m.)
City Hospital at White Rock Announces More Comfortable 3D Mammography
3D Mammography exams are clinically proven to increase invasive cancer detection and reduce recall rates.1-7 The new SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system improves patient comfort without compromising image quality.
City Hospital at White Rock now offers Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. i Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, these exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decrease the number of women who are asked to return for additional testing.1-7 “We are excited to be able to provide our East Dallas community with a more comfortable and advanced cancer screening exam,” said Shawn Lovelady, COO of City Hospital at White Rock.
In conventional 2D Mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and why normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. The three-dimensional method of imaging can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect. During a 3D Mammography 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. “These innovations come as part of City Hospital at White Rock’s ongoing commitment to superior breast cancer detection and provide an improved mammogram experience for our patients,” said Dr. David Zorinsky, Fellowship-Trained Breast Imaging Specialist.
The SmartCurve system features a proprietary curved surface that mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast which helps reduce pinching and allows better distribution of force over the entire breast. In a recent clinical study comparing the SmartCurve breast stabilization system to traditional flat paddle compression, the SmartCurve system improved comfort in 93 percent of women who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression. In addition, 95 percent of those surveyed would recommend facilities that use this system.
3D Mammography exams are revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for women of all breast densities compared to 2D alone. Researchers have found:
• The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%.3
• Only the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone.
• The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone.
City Hospital at White Rock is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, City Hospital at White Rock offers a more accurate breast cancer screening option.
Patients may schedule a 3D Mammography exam, or inquire about this important health procedure by contacting City Hospital at White Rock scheduling department at (214) 324-6332.
About Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams
The breast is a three-dimensional object composed of different structures located at different heights within the breast. These structures can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a flat two-dimensional image. This confusion of overlapping of tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and why normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. Using breast tomosynthesis technology, the Hologic system creates a three-dimensional image of the breast structure, which enables radiologists to more clearly see through overlapping tissue to detect cancers, often at an earlier stage.
The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S. Hologic Genius 3D Mammography™ exams are now available in all 50 states and in over 50 countries. To date, more than 8 million women have been screened with this advanced screening system.
About City Hospital
City Hospital is a community-based healthcare provider committed to delivering more personalized, yet affordable care to every patient who walks through the door. Anchored by City Hospital at White Rock located in east Dallas, our mission extends beyond our hospital with nine City Hospital Emergency Care Center locations across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. For more information visit https://cityhospital.co/