D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital adds 3D Mammography to The Women's CenterPicture of a female nurse standing next a new 3D Mammography Now Avaiable
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D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital adds 3D Mammography to The Women's Center
Brewton, AL - D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital (DWM) has announced the addition of 3D Mammography to its Women's Center located in Brewton.
"Our Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam, available on a Selenia® Dimensions® system from Hologic, is revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for women of all breast densities compared to 2D alone." stated Kathy McGill, DWM Radiology Director.
According to research, medical experts have proven that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41%. A second finding was that only the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts compared to 2D alone. And the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D alone.
"When reviewing our options for upgrading our system, the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ from Hologic was an industry leader in the revolutionary 3D process," stated Rick Owens, DWM Administrator. "We wanted to provide our community with the best possible chance of finding issues early and quickly."
More than 8 million Genius™ exams have been performed in the U.S, and women have responded very positively to this procedure. According to a recent survey of women who received a Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam and had previously had a traditional 2D exam:
• 98% of patients feel more confident and secure in their results from a Genius™ exam
• 93% of patients reported feeling less anxious with Genius™ exams than with traditional 2D Mammography
• 91% of patients agree the quality of care provided by the facility was better with a Genius™ exam; and
• 94% of patients are likely to request a Genius™ exam for their next mammogram
Hospital officials urge all women to get an annual mammogram. If you need a mammogram, consult with your primary care physician. Have them schedule your 3D Mammogram with The Women's Center at DW McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton.