Bear Valley Community Healthcare District new mammogram technology

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The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has taken a giant step in providing cutting edge technology to residents with the addition of a Hologic Mammography Machine at the hospital.
The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has taken a giant step in providing cutting edge technology to residents with the addition of a Hologic Mammography Machine at the hospital.

Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has taken a giant step in providing cutting edge technology

Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers

The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District has taken a giant step in providing cutting edge technology to residents with the addition of a Hologic Mammography Machine at the hospital. The District has purchased a Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ unit, developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. Genius exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

The Genius 3D Mammography Unit at the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District uses 3D technology to scan for irregularities in breast tissue. In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A Genius exam includes a three-dimensional method of imaging that can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.

The Hologic Mammography Machine is transforming breast cancer screening and diagnosis to ensure radiologists can find even the most invasive cancers at the earliest stage possible.

Large clinical studies in the U.S. and Europe have demonstrated the positive benefits of a Genius exam. The largest study to date on breast cancer screening using the Genius exam was published in the June 25, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Findings include:
A 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers.
A 29 percent increase in the detection of all breast cancers.
A 15 percent decrease in women recalled for additional imaging.

Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering the Genius exam, its radiology department provides a more accurate tool for breast cancer screening. The Genius is now in operation at Bear Valley Community Healthcare District. Patients need to check with their insurance carrier and primary care physician to insure that authorization is in place prior to making an appointment.

For questions or more information, please contact Angela Rodriguez, BVCHD’s director of radiology, at (909) 878-8204.

About Bear Valley Community Hospital:
Bear Valley Community Healthcare District (BVCHD) was founded in 1974. The Hospital is a 30 bed Critical Access Hospital with a standby, fully staffed Emergency Room open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 21 beds are designated as a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providing long term care options for the local community. Bear Valley Community Hospital’s diagnostic imaging services include CT scan, Ultrasound, X-ray and Mammography. A full service clinical Laboratory, Respiratory and Physical Therapy are also available. BVCHD operates a Family Health Clinic specializing in family and preventive medicine for children, adults, and senior residents and visitors of the Big Bear Valley. BVCHD also has a Rural Health Clinic that houses the areas only Dental Clinic that specializes in servicing rural Denti-Cal populations. BVCHD also serves as the parent organization for the community outreach program, The Mom & Dad Project, parent education and resource center.
For more information please call 909-878-8214 or visit our website at www.bvchd.com.