3D Mammography

We're proud to have been the regional leader in providing Genius 3-dimensional digital mammography imaging technology - the latest breakthrough in breast cancer detection.

The 3-D digital images of the breast can spot cancers not seen by regular 2-D mammography. 

Our three convenient locations provide all 3-D mammography :

  • Breast Health Center (at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland)
  • EvergreenHealth Primary Care in Kenmore
  • The mobile mammography coach

All Genius 3-D mammography is performed by specially-trained breast radiologists, backed by computer-aided detection.

The Genius 3-D Mammography Difference

The screening experience is similar to that of a traditional mammogram. The only difference is the x-ray arm will move in an arc, taking multiple breast images from many angles in just seconds.

The images are then sent to a computer, which produces clear, highly focused 3-dimensional images throughout the breast.

These images allow our breast radiologists to view 1 mm slice images through the breast tissue for closer, clearer looks at any areas of suspicion, which enable them to spot cancers earlier.

The Benefits of Genius 3-D Mammography

While there are many benefits to 3-D mammography, the top two benefits are:

Detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages. Since we began offering 3-D mammography, EvergreenHealth is seeing a 10% increase in detection of breast cancer that would not have been detected using 2-D mammography. 

Peace of mind afforded by greater accuracy at the initial screening. With 3-D mammography, patients at EvergreenHealth experienced a 25% decrease in call-backs, resulting in greater peace of mind.

Who Should Have the Genius 3-D Mammogram?

3-D mammography benefits all screening mammography patients, and is considered especially appropriate for:

  • Baseline, screening mammogram
  • Women 40-60 years of age
  • Women with dense, fibroglandular breast tissue
  • Women with personal history of breast cancer

When to Get a Screening Mammogram