September 28, 2016: Montefiore Nyack Hospital now offers the most accurate 3D Mammography exam to patients of The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Mark E. Geller, MD, Montefiore Nyack Hospital President and CEO, along with Robbi Kempner, MD and FACS, Medical Director of Breast and Women’s Health Prevention Services, and Shari Siegel-Goldman, MD, Director of Breast Imaging, were joined by elected officials, physicians, and professional staff at a ceremony unveiling Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s state-of-the-art 3D Mammography Tomosynthesis System. Montefiore Nyack Hospital is the only hospital-based provider in Rockland County to offer this clinically effective mammography technology.
Available on a Selenia® Dimensions® system from Hologic, the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam (breast tomosynthesis) is the only mammography exam clinically proven to detect 41% more invasive breast cancers and reduces false positives by up to 40%. The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s new 3D mammography exam revolutionizes how breast cancer is detected by providing a superior mammogram for all breast types. All of this is obtained at the lowest possible radiation dose compared to most other providers in the area.
A Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam provides sharp digital imaging that enables doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time—significantly improving the chances of early cancer detection. Research shows that 3D mammography is more accurate than conventional 2D mammograms for women of all ages and breast densities, thereby reducing the need for follow-up imaging and unnecessary callbacks by up to 40 percent. Research also shows that the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam detects breast cancer and abnormalities 15 months earlier than any 2D mammography.
A 3D mammography exam can be used in combination with a 2D mammogram for screening purposes or by itself as a diagnostic mammogram for high-risk patients or those displaying symptoms. The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is covered and paid for by Medicare, as well as a growing number of private insurers. By offering the latest and most accurate mammography technology available today, The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital shows its firm commitment in providing our patients with every significant advantage in supporting their breast health and overall care.
For further information or to schedule your mammography appointment, please call The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital at 845-348-8551 or visit montefiorenyack.org/thebreastcenter.