Low dose 3D mam­mog­ra­phy now avail­able in So. Mary­land

Maryland Independent - - Business -

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.

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