Holton Community Hospital History

We are excited to soon offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed  by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. [i] Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.1-7.  These 3D exams will be available starting December 1, 2021.

A Genius exam includes both 2D images and tomosynthesis scans. During the tomosynthesis-DIMENSIONAL 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.

We are  committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, we will provide a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening.1-7 “This machine is the best on the market and something that no other hospital in our surrounding area has yet. Breast cancer touches so many lives with the lifetime risk of around 1 in 8 women developing the disease. I am beyond excited that we are committed to leading the way in innovation with the installation of the most advanced breast cancer detection technology on the market. What a blessing for our community to offer local access to the highest quality mammography imaging right here close to home,” said Kristi Roush, Director of Radiology.

If you would like to schedule a Genius 3D Mammography™ exam, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact our Radiology Department at 785-364-9677.