Fort Walton Beach, FL – Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is excited to offer the latest in breast cancer screening advances, Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A Genius exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.

The Hologic system is the only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis system as approved by the FDA. The new system is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities. The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities. This leads to better detection and greater peace of mind for our patients.

Large clinical studies in the U.S. and Europe have demonstrated the positive benefits of a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam. The largest study to date on breast cancer screening using the Genius exam was published in the June 25, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Findings include:

  • A 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers.
  • A 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers.
  • A 15% decrease in women recalled for additional imaging.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering this 3D exam, our Breast Center now provides the latest and most effective imaging tool for breast cancer screening. “We are dedicated to providing superior care to our patients. Having the 3D Mammography system gives us that opportunity”, stated Mitch Mongell, CEO of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. “We are not only able to provide the best possible care but we are the first in the community to offer this latest advanced screening technology”.

If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please visit FWBMC-3DMammo or call (888) 894-2114.