Saint Peter’s University Hospital Introduces Cutting-Edge Mammography Technology Delivering Highest Resolution and Increased Patient Comfort

October 22, 2020

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Introduces Cutting-Edge Mammography Technology Delivering Highest Resolution and Increased Patient Comfort
Only Middlesex County Location to Offer Dual Technology Advantage

New Brunswick, N.J. – October 22, 2020 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hologic®Genius™3D Mammography™ in its Women’s Imaging Center. The 3D technology is clinically proven to detect 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to traditional 2D mammography. In addition, the Genius 3D Mammography technology reduces 40% of unnecessary callbacks, an anxiety-inducing situation for any patient and even more common for those with dense breast tissue. Genius 3D is the only mammogram that is FDA approved as superior for patients with dense breasts.

Saint Peter’s is also introducing a more comfortable mammography experience through the Hologic® SmartCurve™, a feature that works in tandem with Genius 3D. SmartCurve is a curved compression paddle that is shaped more like a woman’s natural breast. It is clinically proven to increase comfort and decrease the pain associated with the compression of breast tissue during the procedure. Ninety-three percent of patients who previously reported discomfort with standard compression found SmartCurve to be more comfortable. Saint Peter’s is the only hospital in Middlesex County offering the combination of Genius 3D Mammography exams in conjunction with the SmartCurve comfort feature.

While conventional 2D mammograms provide doctors with a 2D image to evaluate the breast, this can be limiting due to overlapping layers of tissue which can sometimes produce unclear results and even undetected malignancies. Genius 3D Mammography exams deliver a series of detailed breast images, allowing the doctor to better evaluate breast tissue, layer by layer. The technology features an X-ray arm like traditional mammography, but in this case, one that swings over the patient’s head, allowing images that display 1-millimeter layers of tissue.

Genius 3D also has a feature called 3DQuorum, leading to a more timely and accurate diagnosis. Using artificial intelligence technology, the software identifies clinically relevant regions of interest in the breast and preserves important features during the creation of SmartSlices. Each high-resolution SmartSlice overlaps the previous one by 3 millimeters, ensuring there is no loss of 3D™ image data.

According to Deanna Chin, MD, section chief of Women’s Imaging at Saint Peter’s, “This is truly a breakthrough for early breast cancer detection. The ability to secure images with much greater clarity and detail means we will be able to detect tumors that previously went undetected until they had increased in size.

This means we can deliver less invasive treatment options and better outcomes. In addition, better imaging decreases unnecessary callbacks, something that causes undue concern for patients.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Women’s Imaging Center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital at (732) 745-745-8600, ext. 5676.
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.

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