See the difference with the Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam


Superior breast cancer screening technology1-6


The Genius 3D Mammography exam is acquired on the Hologic® 3D Mammography system and consists of a 2D and 3D image set, where the 2D image can be either an acquired 2D image or a 2D image generated from the 3D image set. The Genius exam is only available on the Hologic® 3D Mammography system.1



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Speed of image acquisition7†

Less than 4 second scan time (fastest 3D scan available) designed to minimize compression time, and the potential for motion artifact.


Benefits of Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams

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With 2D

Lesion obscured due to superimposition on 2D mammography

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With Genius exam

Genius exams minimize the effects of overlap by allowing visualization of tissue within the breast

A Hologic® 3D Mammography system, with advanced software capabilities, can generate both digital breast tomosynthesis images and a synthesized 2D image, all from one tomosynthesis scan and one breast compression per view.4-6


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Radiation Exposure8†

Well within MQSA limit of 3.0 mGy and comparable to a conventional 2D mammogram when using low dose software.


Increased Patient Satisfaction

At Hologic, we know compression during mammograms can be uncomfortable for patients. In fact, studies show that 60% of women experienced discomfort and half were in pain during their last mammogram.25

That’s why the Genius exam was designed to provide better, earlier breast cancer detection,1-6 while keeping the time under compression as short as possible. The Genius exam offers the fastest available scan time, limiting the time under compression to less than 4 seconds.9,21-23

Here’s how others compare to Hologic:

Product Genius 3D Exam GE Senographe Pristina Siemens Mammomat Inspiration FujiFilm Aspire Cristalle
Scan Time 3.7s9 <10s21,24 <25s22 4s23
Product Scan Time
Genius 3D Exam 3.7s9
GE Senographe Pristina <10s21,24
Siemens Mammomat Inspiration <25s22
FujiFilm Aspire Cristalle 4s23

Clinically proven results

Hundreds of clinical studies have demonstrated that with a Genius exam, Radiologists are able to more accurately screen, triage to biopsy, or dismiss a potential false positive — for women across a variety of ages and breast densities.1-3,7

Proven in both research and clinical use

  • Over 750,000 patients evaluated in clinical studies
  • Over 200 peer-reviewed publications
  • Over 4,000 systems in all 50 states
  • Over 12 million women screened in the US since 2011

Seeing really is believing

Review the case studies below to see the superior imaging of a Genius exam:1-6

Case #1: Recall Reduction

Lesion suspected in 2D evaluation that is shown in Genius exam to be superimposed tissue.9

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Case #2: Improved Detection

2D evaluation prompts no suspicion; Genius exam evaluation reveals suspicious lesion found to be cancer.9

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What impact do Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams have?

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