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Radiology Imaging Associates Among First in Area to Perform Lower Dose 3D Mammography

Posted on: 06/01/2016

Clinton, MD – May 31, 2016 - Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA) is now offering the latest innovative exam for breast cancer detection, using the low dose Genius 3D MammographyTM System from Hologic. This advanced breast tomosynthesis technology allows our radiologists to obtain the best possible images while providing the most comfortable and safest patient experience available.

What is 3D Mammography?

Three-dimensional mammography (tomosynthesis) has proven beneficial to patient outcomes with both increased cancer detection and a reduction in the need for call-backs. The additional benefits of the “low dose” technology include a reduction in the scan time (up to 60%) and about a 40% reduction in radiation exposure for the patient.

"The use of the low dose GeniusTM 3D Mammography is a great step forward in our women's imaging program," says Joseph P. Finizio, MD, Medical Director, RIA. "This new system offers unparalleled diagnostic capabilities, a more comfortable exam and ultimately greater peace of mind for our patients. The low dose 3D mammography is our recommendation for women of all ages and breast densities. The system allows our radiologists to more effectively pinpoint the size, shape and location of abnormalities while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

Women's Health Services at Radiology Imaging Associates

RIA’s radiologists are certified by the American Board of Radiologists and have experience with over 35,000 tomosynthesis studies to date.

RIA offices have been recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR) with the designation as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence for our comprehensive women's imaging programs which includes lower dose 3D mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy, and breast MRI and breast MRI-guided biopsy.

About Radiology Imaging Associates

Radiology Imaging Associates, RIA was founded in 1977, by Joseph P. Finizio, M.D., and grew from its origins as the first radiology service provider at Southern Maryland Hospital Center, to an expanding Practice of 15 radiologists and 200 technologists and staff supporting five full-service outpatient imaging centers throughout southern Maryland and northern Virginia. RIA takes pride in having established comprehensive imaging services in areas previously viewed as the remote suburbs. To learn more please our 3D Mammography Page

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