TGH Imaging has Expanded Its Hologic Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Services Across 18 Centers in 4 Counties
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
As the need for more advanced technology continues to grow, TGH Imaging is increasing patient access across four counties for breast cancer screening by adding Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams made by Hologic to 18 locations in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Palm Beach counties. Also called tomosynthesis, 3D mammography is a form of mammography that creates a 3D image of the breast that can better detect breast cancer.
"3D mammography has become the superior choice in breast imaging," said Dr. JoAnn Gierbolini, a Women's subspecialized radiologist at TGH Imaging and collaborative assistant professor at the USF Morsani College of Medicine. "Being able to utilize this technology daily across four counties will allow our team to detect breast cancers earlier but also provide access for so many more women in our area," she said. Compared with 2D mammography alone, 3D mammography can find 20 to 65% more invasive breast cancers.
With 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.
A 3D mammogram can be done in conjunction with a synthesized 2D mammogram and does not require additional exam time or compression. Used as both a screening and diagnostic tool, a 3D mammogram is analyzed by a TGH Imaging dedicated women's subspecialized radiologist with the assistance of a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) System.
"3D Mammography is the standard of care in breast imaging, and we're thrilled to expand this service further throughout TGH Imaging," says Sherri Lewman, SVP of Enterprise Imaging at Tampa General Hospital. "We want to offer the best technology available for early cancer detection for all of our patients and providers across all of our locations, coast to coast."