Screening Potential

A powerful, versatile tool

The Selenia Dimensions system has the potential to be a powerful screening tool in the fight against breast cancer. It delivers the digital mammograms you’ve come to expect from Hologic and takes you to the next level in breast imaging with breast tomosynthesis .

The flexibility of the Selenia Dimensions platform allows the technologist to use the system for conventional mammography, breast tomosynthesis alone, or as a breast tomosynthesis screening exam (Hologic’s combo-mode imaging) in which both a digital mammogram and breast tomosynthesis sets are captured in the same compression.1

The Results

Only the Selenia Dimensions breast tomosynthesis screening exam delivers demonstrated benefits, including:

  • A higher cancer detection rate, finding 27 percent more cancers and 40 percent more invasive cancers than conventional 2D mammography alone.1
  • Increased ability to find cancers earlier than with digital mammography alone.1
  • A significant reduction in recall rates, with multiple sites reporting between a 20-40 percent reduction in recall rates.2-3
  • Masses, distortions and asymmetric densities are better visualized with Hologic's breast tomosynthesis.4

2D images created from 3D Data set

Hologic’s C-View™ 2D image reconstruction algorithm eliminates the need for a conventional 2D mammogram as a component of a breast tomosynthesis exam. For users of Hologic’s 2D plus 3D tomosynthesis system, C-View software creates a 2D image from a single tomosynthesis scan, removing the requirement for the acquisition of additional 2D exposures.

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Sources

1 Skaane P, Bandos A, Gullien R, et. al. Comparison of Digital Mammography Alone and Digital Mammography Plus Tomosynthesis in a Population-based Screening Program. Radiology. 2013 Apr; 267(1):47-56. Epub 2013 Jan 7. 2 Philpotts L, Raghu M, Durand M, et al. Initial Experience With Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in Screening Mammography. Presented at American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting. May 2012. 3 Haas B et al. Performance of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared to Conventional Digital Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening. Radiological Society of North America annual meeting. Chicago, Il, 2012. 4 Zuley M, Bandos A, Ganott M, et. al. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis versus Supplemental Diagnostic Mammographic Views for Evaluation of Noncalcified Breast Lesions. Radiology. 2013 Jan; 266(1):89-95. Epub 2012 Nov 9

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