3D Mammography (Tomosynthesis)
UPMC Chautauqua WCA is proud to offer Genius 3D mammography. Studies have shown that Genius 3D mammography detect 41% more invasive breast cancers and reduces false positives by up to 40% for all women, not just those with dense breasts. This mean, early detection.
UPMC Chautauqua WCA is excited to be the first hospital in the region to offer the latest in breast cancer screening advances, the Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ or Breast Tomosynthesis exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. The new system is recommended for women of all ages and breast densities.
Breast Tomosynthesis is the latest breakthrough technology that has shown to find more invasive cancers than traditional 2D mammography, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. The Hologic system is the only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis system as approved by the FDA. The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities.
Benefits of Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) include:
- Earlier detection of small breast cancers that may behidden during digital mammography.
- Fewer unnecessary additional tests.
- Greater likelihood of detecting multiple breast tumors.
- Clearer images of dense breast tissue.
Schedule your yearly mammogram at the Center For Imaging & Medical Arts At UPMC Chautauqua WCA today by calling (716) 664-8448. (A physician order is required.)
Navigating Patients Every Step of the Way
Whether you are scheduling your first mammogram or need follow-up testing after an abnormal screening, UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Certified Breast Patient Navigator is here to help you every step of the way.
Our Certified Breast Navigator coordinates the educational and supportive needs of our patients who seek breast healthcare. Our Breast Navigator’s primary goal is to assist you through the best imaging process and ensure that you receive timely results. She follows you from your initial mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy to surgical treatment and care, if needed. She also assists you with concerns such as insurance or transportation.
Your Personal Advocate
The Center For Imaging & Medical Arts At UPMC Chautauqua WCA is committed to ensuring every woman and man who visits the facility for a mammogram receive the care and attention they deserve.
To access the Center For Imaging Breast Navigation Program, call (716) 664-8301.