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The only mammogram superior for dense breasts
 

Patient Education for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Only about a third of U.S. women know that the density of a woman’s breasts impacts their risk of developing breast cancer.i During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, commit to educating your patients about how their breast density can impact breast cancer risk and screening efficacy. Not only is it a timely discussion, but also a necessary one. In fact, just 36 percent of women have discussed their breast density with a medical professional.i

 
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Of note, once women know having dense breasts increases a person’s risk of developing breast cancer, 85 percent would be more likely to go to a facility with mammogram technology proven to be more accurate for women with dense breasts. This is great news for facilities offering the Hologic Genius 3D Mammography exam, the only mammogram proven to be superior in women with dense breasts.ii,i**

 
85% of women would be more likely to go to a facility with mammogram technology proven to be more accurate for women with dense breasts
 

Superior Breast Cancer Screening for Dense Breasts

 

With the new 3Dimensions mammography system, facilities and patients enjoy the benefits of the fastest, highest resolution breast tomosynthesis system.i Thanks to the system’s Clarity HD high-resolution 3D imaging, clinicians can clearly see subtle lesions and fine calcifications to pinpoint cancers early, while Intelligent 2D imaging technology allows physicians to make fast, confident decisions without compromising on accuracy or dose.

Elevating the 3Dimensions system experience is Quantra 2.2 breast density assessment software, which enables fast and consistent breast density assessments for the entire patient population, allowing standardized reporting across a radiology practice.

Topping off these enviable features is the SmartCurve breast stabilization system. Standard on 3Dimensions systems, the SmartCurve system delivers a mammogram clinically proven to be more comfortable.v In fact, the system was shown to improve comfort in 93 percent of patients who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression technology.v It’s real comfort, delivered by the leaders in mammography technology and backed by clinical proof.

Superior Breast Cancer Screening for Dense Breasts
 
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Stay Tuned!

 

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hologic will debut an educational webinar series to help you become a “Certified Density Expert.” After completing the training session, you’ll be better prepared to talk about breast density with patients, so they understand the implications this has upon screening efficacy and breast cancer risk.

 
 
RSNA Preview with Hologic
 
 

With RSNA 2018 quickly approaching, Hologic invites you to come by booth #2511 in the South Hall at RSNA to take the “Clarity Challenge.” See side-by-side comparisons of just how clear images captured with Clarity HD high-resolution 3D imaging and Intelligent 2D technology can be, then let us know what you think. Click for a sneak peek of what you’ll experience.

 
Application of Machine learning
 

While you’re at the Hologic booth, learn about the future of breast health from the original AI pioneer. See how Hologic has been using artificial intelligence for the past 20 years to improve image quality, accelerate read time and improve workflow, identify density scores, and reduce downtime by predicting component life span.

 

Check out what other advancements Hologic will preview at RSNA and register for a booth meeting to learn more.

 
 
Top Industry Headlines and Research
 
 

Could DBT Change the Equation of Screening Younger Women?

 

A study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment found widespread implementation of DBT could reduce recall rates enough to justify screening women in their 40s. The current USPSTF screening guidelines, based on studies performed with mammography equipment from the 1970s, recommend screening women 50 and older.

 

Kansas Insurance Department Follows Other States' Lead on DBT Coverage

 

The Kansas Insurance Department will require all health insurers to cover DBT exams throughout the state, beginning in 2019.

 
 
Hologic Education Programs & Events
 
 

The Hologic-supported CME accredited seminars listed here are conducted by leading experts using the specific technology, as noted, in a screening and diagnostic practice. Locations/dates are subject to change. The seminars range from workshops to full, eight-hour training sessions. For more information and to register, please access the links below.

 
 
 

RSNA Workshops

 

Registration for Hologic workshops is available onsite at RSNA booth #5524 in the South Hall. Space is limited.

 

Tomosynthesis Guided Prone Breast Biopsy Solutions
Non-CME
Presenter: Daniel Lehrer, MD
November 25: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
November 26: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Triaging Dense Breast Patients in Clinical Practice
Non-CME
Presenter: Regina Hooley, MD
November 25: 12 – 12:30 p.m.
November 27: 12 – 12:30 p.m.

 

A Clinical Perspective on Increasing Confidence with Synthesized 2D Imaging Technology
Non-CME
Presenter: Jacqueline Holt, MD, FACR
November 25: 1 – 2 p.m.
November 28: 12 – 1 p.m.

 

Advancements in Real-time Breast Specimen Imaging
Non-CME
Presenter: Linda Greer, MD
November 25: 2:30 – 3 p.m.
November 26: 4:30 – 5 p.m.

 

Breast Density Assessment: Beyond Radiologist Visual Assessment
Non-CME
Presenter: Regina Hooley, MD
November 25: 3:30 – 4 p.m.
November 27: 4 – 4:30 p.m.

 

True Patient Comfort: Genius 3D Mammography exam and SmartCurve Breast Stabilization System
Non-CME
Presenter: Claudia De Moral, MD
November 25: 4:30 – 5 p.m. (In Spanish)
November 28: 3 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Contrast Enhanced Mammography: Incorporating CEM Into Your Clinical Practice
CME-accredited symposium
Presenter: Bhavika Patel, MD
November 26: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

 

Integrating Contrast Enhanced 2D Imaging into Your Practice to Optimize Patient Care
Non-CME
Presenter: Matt Covington, MD
November 28: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Improving Tomosynthesis Read-times, While Maintaining Clinical Performance
Non-CME
Presenter: Linda Greer, MD
November 26: 12 – 1 p.m.
November 27: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 

The Clinical Benefits of Tomosynthesis Guided Breast Biopsy
Non-CME
Presenter: Lars Grimm, MD
November 26: 3 – 4 p.m.

 

Tomosynthesis Guided Prone Breast Biopsy Solutions in a Community Based Practice
Non-CME
Presenter: Harriet Borofsky, MD
November 27: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
November 28: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

 

Hologic’s Biopsy Solutions Portfolio – A Clinical Perspective
Non-CME
Presenter: Harriet Borofsky, MD
November 27: 1 – 2 p.m.

 
 
 

Live Courses

 

Breast MR with Guided Biopsy
ACR
November 12-13
Reston, VA

 

Breast Imaging Boot Camp with Tomosynthesis
ACR
November 15-17
Reston, VA

 

Additional Medical Education Opportunities

 

Breast Screening

 

New Innovations in Breast Imaging
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Linda N. Greer, MD

 

3D Imaging with Synthesized 2D Images: Making the Transition from C-View to Intelligent 2D Imaging
Non-CME
Presenter: Andrew Smith, MD

 

Talking Sense About Breast Density: A Conversation with a Radiologist & a Gynecologist
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenters: DaCarla M. Albright, MD; Emily F. Conant, MD; and Moderator, Nancy M. Cappello, MD

 

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Video Series
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Each
Presenters: Elizabeth A. Rafferty, MD, and Sarah M. Friedewald, MD
- Breast Tomosynthesis: Current State of the Art
- Literature Review: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
- Breast Tomosynthesis: Approach to the Diagnostic Evaluation
- Implementation and Clinical Application of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
- Current Screening Guidelines – Can Tomosynthesis Shift the Equation?

 

Contrast-enhanced Mammography in Clinical Practice
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Daniela Bernardi, MD

 

Contrast-enhanced Mammography: Early Experience
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Bhavika K. Patel, MD

 

Synthesized 2D Mammography + Breast Tomosynthesis
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Emily F. Conant, MD

 

Low Dose 3D Mammography Imaging with C-View Software Training
Non-CME, hands-on, case-based training for radiologists
Presenters: Linda R.N. Greer, MD, and Andrew Smith, PhD

 

Advancements in 3D Mammography Technology for Technologists
1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Marcy Adcox, RT R M

 

Introduction to Breast Tomosynthesis for Technologists
1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Marcy Adcox, RT R M

 

I-View Software for Contrast-enhanced 2D Imaging
1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Marcy Adcox, RT R M

 

Localization Using Tomosynthesis: Tips for Accurately Localizing Lesions
Non-CME
Presenter: Linda Greer, MD

 

Breast Interventional

 

Affirm® Prone Biopsy System Education Experience
Non-CME
Presenter: Terri Gizienski, MD
- Module 1: Microcalcifications
- Module 2: Architectural Distortions
- Module 3: Tomo Only Findings
- Module 4: Challenging Cases

 

Clinical Use of 3D Image-guided Prone & Upright Breast Biopsy
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Alejandro Tejerina, MD

 

3D Image-guided Prone Breast Biopsy: Initial Clinical Experience
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Debbie Lee Bennett, MD

 
 
 

Skeletal

 

DXA University
DXA University has been designed to provide education, background and resources with different levels and content durations. The modules are presented by Dr. Jacob Wilson and are non-CME.

 

- Module 1: DXA University:

Overview why DXA is so important for today’s clinicians and athletes.

- Module 2: DXA-101:

Introduction to the device specially designed to provide accurate assessments of an athlete’s complete body composition.

- Module 3: DXA-201:

Pros and cons of different body composition methods available today to help make an educated decision around which method for assessment is right for you, your practice, your personal aspirations and human performance goals.

- Module 4: DXA-301:

Review DXA reporting to understand the different components of the report and benefits.

 

Expanding Role of DXA in Patient Health and Human Performance
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: John Shepherd, MD

 

Visceral Fat: The Invisible Health Risk
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Vyvyane Loh, MD

 

Osteoporosis Update 2015: It's All About the Fractures
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Ethel S. Siris, MD

 

Technologist's DXA 101 - The Basics of Bone Densitometry
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit / 1.0 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Debra Burnham, BS, RT R M BD

 

Understanding Body Composition Assessment with Visceral Fat
.5 ARRT Category A Credit
Presenter: Nancy Fagan, RT R M BD CBDT

 
 
 
 

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* Knowing that having dense breasts increases a person’s risk of developing breast cancer, 85% of women would be more likely to go to a facility with mammogram technology proven to be more accurate for women with dense breasts (compared to standard machines if all things were equal)
** Compared to 2D alone
i This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Vault Communications from August 14-16, 2018 among 1,155 U.S. women ages 18 and older, among whom 710 are women ages 40+. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact cmanko@vaultcommunications.com.
ii FDA submissions P080003, P080003/S001,P080003/S004, P080003/S005
iii Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2499-507.
iv Data on file and from public sources, 2017.
v Smith, A. Improving Patient Comfort in Mammography. Hologic WP-00119 Rev 003 (2017).

 
 
 
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