Leading the World in Breast Health
A Passion for Women’s Health
The Genius® 3D Mammography™ exam is just one of many groundbreaking technologies and products developed by Hologic. Our purpose is to enable healthier lives everywhere by applying cutting-edge science. While our innovations benefit everyone, we’re especially passionate about those that improve women’s health and well-being — saving lives, improving quality of life, and impacting the lives of the people who women care about and for every day. It’s that passion that has made us a global leader in the breast health.
5 million Women in the U.S. who’ve benefited from the Genius exam
1 in 2 Top 20 U.S. cancer hospitals offering Hologic 3D Mammography™ technology
50 States where Genius is available
50 Countries where Genius is available
More Certainty for Doctors
Every day when we come to work, we look for ways to help healthcare professionals detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer earlier and more effectively, so that women can live healthy lives with peace of mind. The technologies and products we develop help doctors minimize doubt and maximize their confidence in the decisions that affect your life. It’s what we call the Science of Sure. And it’s why today, Hologic mammography products are proven to be the best in the field.
President of Breast and Skeletal Health at Hologic
“Studies show that when you impact the well-being of a woman, you impact the well-being of her family and the community around her. So we at Hologic can have a profound impact every single day on human health across the world.”
A Better Experience for Women
The Genius exam is just a beginning. At Hologic, we’re unique in that when we look at breast health, we look at the entire journey of a woman from risk assessment and screening through biopsy, treatment and monitoring — the continuum of care. By looking at the continuum, we understand how all the phases of the journey work together. We also gain insights into women’s experiences as patients. Over the years, what we’ve learned has helped us invent new ways to make every step along the continuum more accurate — and also, through innovations like the SmartCurve® system that transforms the mammography experience, to make the journey more comfortable and easier for you.
Beyond Breast Care
As a global champion for women’s health, our approach is holistic: We work to save and improve lives by developing technologies and products for cervical and skeletal health, as well as breast health.
Innovating for Women's Health
Over the years, Hologic has had a greater impact on breast and cervical cancer than any other company in the world.
1987: Managing Bone Loss
Hologic introduces the first DXA system to measure bone density. One in two women in the U.S. age 50-plus will sustain an osteoporosis fracture.29 Today, DXA is a widely used technology for diagnosing and treating osteoporosis — including bone loss caused by some breast cancer treatments.
1996: Detecting Cervical Cancer
FDA approves the ThinPrep® Pap test, now the most widely used Pap test in the world. It screens for cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV). The Pap test has been the most successful cancer screening program in history, significantly reducing the number of deaths from cervical cancer.
2002: Sharper Mammograms
Marking a new era in breast cancer screening, the FDA approves the Selenia® mammography system — an advanced digital system capable of producing sharper images.
2011: The First 3D® Mammography™ Exam
The breakthrough Selenia Dimensions® tomosynthesis system with the Hologic 3D Mammography™ exam becomes the first commercially available system capable of performing 3D exams for a better, more accurate breast screening.33
2016: A Breakthrough in Biopsy
The FDA clears the faster — and much more comfortable — Affirm® prone biopsy system, the first to incorporate 3D imaging. It gives doctors 360º access to the breast and women a more comfortable biopsy.34
2017: A Better Biopsy Experience
Hologic introduces the Brevera® breast biopsy system with CorLumina® imaging technology. It’s designed to help reduce the anxiety and stress of having a biopsy by making the experience faster and more gentle for women.35
2018: Big Steps in Mammography
In a banner year for women’s breast health, the FDA approves both Clarity HD high-resolution 3D™ imaging and Hologic’s SmartCurve® breast stabilization system. High-resolution 3D imaging ups the ante on image quality, while the SmartCurve mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to provide an even more comfortable mammogram.36
2020: A New Era in Breast Cancer Detection
We believe early detection is key to saving lives — and doctors are central to our efforts. Genius AI™ Detection technology will help doctors bring more accuracy to diagnosis by tapping the power of 21st-century computing. Based on our 30-plus years of experience with mammography, this artificial intelligence system is the future of breast health.
Saving Lives Around the Globe
Did you know that breast cancer is one of the most common diseases affecting women in developing countries? Truth is, breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
Many parts of the world don’t have the resources or skilled medical staff to properly diagnose and treat breast cancer. That makes Hologic’s Genius AI™ Detection technology an especially powerful tool for early detection. Based on deep learning, artificial intelligence can alert less experienced doctors to potential problem areas in mammograms and save the lives of women in regions where deaths from breast cancer are disproportionately high.
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Black and Hispanic women are not receiving the breast care they deserve. We’re working to change that.
What’s the difference between 2D and 3D exams? Which exam is best for women with dense breasts?