Copiah County Medical Center (CCMC) Now Offering State-of-the-Art Genius 3D Mammography Exams
Hospital First in Region to Offer Genius 3D Mammography Exams
Hazlehurst, Mississippi - Copiah County Medical Center is excited to offer Genius™ 3D
Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in women's health. Using
advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly
increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decrease the number of women asked to return for
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
A Genius exam includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesisDIMENSIONAL portion of the exam, an X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple
images. A computer then converts the images into a stack of thin layers, allowing the radiologist to review
the breast tissue one layer at a time. A Genius exam requires no additional compression and takes just a
few seconds longer than a conventional 2D breast cancer screening exam.
Our Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam, available on the 3Dimensions™ and Selenia® Dimensions®
systems from Hologic, are revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for
women of all breast densities compared to 2D alone. Researchers have found that:
The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam finds 20 to 65 percent more invasive breast cancers
compared to 2D alone, an average increase of 41 percent.
Only the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam is FDA approved as superior for women with dense
breasts compared to 2D alone.
The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam reduces callbacks by up to 40 percent compared to 2D
Add One - CCMC First in Region to Offer 3D Mammography Exams
CCMC is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, CCMC provides a
more accurate tool for breast cancer screening.
"The Genius exam also provides a greater peace of mind by reducing the chance of unnecessary
callbacks," said CCMC Radiology Director Chuck Busby. "A good analogy for 3D Mammography is like
thinking of the pages in a book. If you look down at the cover you cannot see all of the pages - but when
you open it up, you can go through the entire book page-by-page to see everything in between."
If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important
breast health procedure, please contact CCMC at (601) 574-7000 or visit myccmc.org
About Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams
The breast is a three-dimensional object composed of different structures located at different heights
within the breast. These structures can overlap and cause confusion when viewed as a flat twodimensional image. This confusion of overlapping of tissue is a leading reason why small breast
cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks.
Using breast tomosynthesis technology, the Hologic system creates a 3-dimensional image of the
breast structure, which enables radiologists to more clearly see through overlapping tissue to detect
cancers, often at an earlier stage.
The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S. Hologic Genius
3D Mammography™ exams are now available in all 50 states and over 50 countries. To date, more
than 8 million women have been screened with this advanced screening system.