Low dose 3D mammography now available in So. Maryland
Radiology Imaging Associates now offers the latest exam for breast cancer detection — low dose Genius 3D Mammography System from Hologic.
The advanced breast tomosynthesis technology allows radiologists to obtain the best possible images while providing the most comfortable and safest patient experience available, according to a RIA press release. Three-dimensional mammography (tomosynthesis) has proven beneficial to patient outcomes with both increased cancer detection and a reduction in the need for call-backs.
The additional benefits of the “low dose” technology include a reduction in the scan time (up to 60 percent) and about a 40 percent reduction in radiation exposure for the patient.
“The use of the low dose Genius 3D Mammography is a great step forward in our women’s imaging program,” Dr. Joseph P. Finizio, medical director of RIA, said in the release. “This new system offers unparalleled diagnostic capabilities, a more comfortable exam and ultimately greater peace of mind for our patients.”
The system allows radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing, Finizio said in the release.
Radiology Imaging Associates has five full-service offices including those in Waldorf, Clinton and Prince Frederick and two in northern Virginia. For more information, go to www.RIAssociates.com.