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Cuero Regional Hospital Now Offering State-of-the-Art Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams

Hospital news | Friday, May 29, 2020

Contact: Emily Weatherly

Cuero, Texas: Starting June 4, 2020, Cuero Regional Hospital will offer 3D Mammography to its patients needing a mammogram. With the new Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam at Cuero Regional Hospital, patients will receive the most accurate mammogram available in our area. This exam revolutionizes how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for women of all breast densities compared to 2D alone.

“We are proud to offer the latest in breast cancer screening technology right here at home for our patients,” said Tyler Lemke, RT (R), CT, MR, Director of Radiology at Cuero Regional Hospital. “Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing,” said Lemke.

Lemke said, “The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of 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.”

Reasons to get screened:

1 IN 8 WOMEN will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

8 OUT OF 9 WOMEN diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history.

But, with early detection, the five-year survival rate is almost 100%.

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.

Researchers have found that:

  • The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%.
  • 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.

“Cuero Regional Hospital is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, we are able to provide a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening, which falls into line with our dedication to providing superior care to our patients close to home,” said Lemke.

If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure now available at Cuero Regional Hospital, please call 361-275-6191 or visit www.cuerohospital.org to learn more.

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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 normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. Using breast tomosynthesis technology, the Hologic system creates a 3-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 over 50 countries. To date, more than 8 million women have been screened with this advanced screening system.