The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
More than 100 clinical studies have shown that by using this technology, doctors are able to screen for breast cancer with much greater accuracy— regardless of a woman’s age or breast density.
A bone density test determines if you have osteoporosis – a disorder characterized by bones that are more fragile and more likely to break.
The test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are in the spine, hip and sometimes the forearm.
Why it’s done
Doctors use bone density testing to:
- Identify decreases in bone density before you break a bone
- Determine your risk of broken bones (fractures)
- Confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis
- Monitor osteoporosis treatment
How to prepare
Do not take calcium at least 24 hours before your bone density test
Wear comfortable clothing – no zippers or metal