Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services at Mountain Point Medical Center
Accessible for both inpatient care and outpatient services, our advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities include:
- Computerized Tomography Scan (CT Scan)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Tomosynthesis for 3-D Mammography
- Nuclear Medicine
Genius 3D Mammography Exam
Early detection is key.
A Genius exam is very similar to a traditional mammogram. Just as with a digital mammogram, the technologist will position you, compress your breast under a paddle and take images from different angles. A Genius exam may be used as a screening tool in conjunction with a traditional digital mammogram or may be used by itself for a diagnostic mammogram.
During the Genius exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple breast images in just seconds. Your doctor is then able to view your breast tissue in one millimeter layers. Instead of viewing all the complexities of your breast tissue in one flat image, the doctor can examine the tissue one page or “slice” at a time.
There is no additional compression required with the Genius exam, and it only takes a few seconds longer for each view. The technologist will view the images at a computer workstation to ensure adequate images have been captured for review by a radiologist, who studies them and reports results to either your physician or directly to you.
Cara Marie Guilfoyle, MD