Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South is the First in North Texas to Offer New, More Comfortable Mammogram
Texas Health Huguley is the first in North Texas to offer the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose. This latest innovation is part of Texas Health Huguley’s ongoing commitment to superior breast cancer detection and has the potential to increase screening volume and compliance for the countless women who have reported avoiding regular mammograms due in large part to the fear of discomfort associated with breast compression.
Texas Health Huguley is also the first in Texas to use Clarity HD 3D™ imaging. Clarity HD 3D™ provides the finest details with the fastest, highest resolution 3D™ images available regardless of breast size or density. This reduces recalls by up to 40% and detects 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone.
The SmartCurve system and Clarity HD 3D™ are available exclusively with Hologic’s Genius 3D Mammography exam, which is currently in use by Texas Health Huguley and detects more invasive cancers, reduce false positives, and is FDA approved as superior to conventional 2D mammography for all women, including those with dense breasts.
“With this new technology, we are not only able to provide a more comfortable mammogram, but can do so while maintaining clinical accuracy, which is key,” said David Pandit, MS, Administrative Director of Ancillary Services. “Mammograms play such a critical role in the early detection of breast cancer and we’re hopeful that with the addition of the SmartCurve system, we’ll be able to lessen the pain and anxiety associated with mammograms and, as a result, increase screening compliance.”
The SmartCurve system features a proprietary curved surface that mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and allow better distribution of force over the entire breast. In a recent clinical study comparing the SmartCurve breast stabilization system to traditional flat paddle compression, the SmartCurve system improved comfort in 93 percent of women who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression. In addition, 95 percent of those surveyed would recommend facilities that use the system.
“We’re excited to provide this first-of-its-kind technology to our patients and remain committed to offering the women of our community the best breast care possible,” added Kenneth Rose, MBA, Vice President of Ancillary Services.
The Genius 3D Mammography exam is only available on a Hologic® 3D Mammography™ system. The exam consists of a 2D and 3D™ image set, where the 2D image can be either an acquired 2D image or a 2D image generated from the 3D™ image set. There are more than 4,000 Hologic 3D Mammography™ systems in use in the U.S., so women have convenient access to the Genius exam. To learn more about the Genius exam, visit http://www.Genius3DNearMe.com.
If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call 817-551-2787.