Welcome to our spa-like Mammography Suite at Central Texas Medical Center. The private, relaxing space was created for your comfort and peace. Guests wear a soft robe during their exam and cushy Bella pads are applied to the mammography machine for your best experience. Your exam is performed on Hologic's GeniusÔ SmartCurve system, which provides Clarity HD high-resolution 3DÔ imaging technology, or the GE Essential Digital Mammography System, offering the high quality imaging required for early detection.
If our radiologist detects a suspicious finding, we will perform additional views and/or perform ultrasound images of the area before you leave rather than calling you to return for additional imaging. When breast cancer is detected in its earliest stages, the chance for successful treatment is much greater. Breast cancer rates are second only to skin cancer among women. According to the American Cancer Society, women in good health should begin scheduling annual mammograms at the age of 40. This age can vary depending on family history of breast cancer.
Genius™ 3D Mammography™
Early detection matters! At CTMC, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care and most innovative breast cancer screening technology. That’s why we’re proud to offer the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam.
Genius™ 3D Mammography™ has shown to have greater accuracy, finding 20-65% more invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography alone, and reduces callbacks by up to 40%. Plus, the Genius™ exam is the only mammogram that has greater accuracy than 2D mammography for women across a variety of ages and breast densities.
The Genuis 3D Mammography exam allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below. The Genius exam consists of a 2D and 3D image set, where the 2D image can either be an acquired 2D image or a 2D image generated from the 3D image set.
More than 200 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are able to screen for breast cancer with greater accuracy--which means better breast cancer detection and a reduced chance of being called back for additional screenings.
Case Study: "Tomosynthesis finds invasive lobular carcinoma not visible on 2D mammography"
Mammograms just got more comfortable!
Mammograms are a woman's best defense in detecting breast cancer early, but we know that the fear of pain causes many women to delay scheduling their annual mammogram. The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam combines better, earlier breast cancer detection with the improved comfort of the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system.
The SmartCurve system provides a curved compression surface that offers a more comfortable patient experience without compromising image quality, exam time, dose or workflow. Clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram, the SmartCurve system improves comfort in 93% of patients who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression.