Company to host timely educational panel on breast density featuring
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACOG2019?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ACOG2019lt;/agt;–Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), an innovative medical technology company
primarily focused on improving women’s health and well-being, will
showcase its comprehensive portfolio of healthcare solutions at the 67th
Annual American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Clinical and Scientific Meeting. The meeting takes place in Nashville,
Tennessee, from May 3 to 6.
“Each year, we look forward to engaging with OB-GYNs who are critical
partners of ours in improving the health and well-being of women around
the globe,” said Steve MacMillan, Chairman, President and CEO of
Hologic. “Beyond showcasing our latest products and innovations, we’re
looking forward to leading a timely discussion on the significant role
breast density can play in cancer detection, so OB-GYNs can feel
confident discussing this important topic with their patients.”
The panel, “Are You Prepared? A Date with Breast Density,” will take
place on May 4 from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. in room 103 of the Music City
Center. It will feature an engaging discussion of the risks associated
with breast density, appropriate screening pathways, and updates to
legislation. Meg Eckenroad, Hologic’s Vice President of Women’s Health &
Professional Relations, will moderate the panel, which will include Dr.
Regina Hooley, Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at Yale New Haven Hospital; and Dr.
DaCarla Albright, Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and
Gynecology at Penn Medicine. The panel comes on the heels of the FDA’s
proposed rule to update the Mammography Quality Standards Act, which
highlights the risks of breast density and emphasizes important advances
in mammography technology.
Hologic’s booth will showcase the Company’s comprehensive portfolio of
women’s health products from its four divisions, including:
Breast & Skeletal Health Solutions: Hologic’s Genius™ 3D
Mammography™ exam is the only mammogram that detects more invasive
cancers, reduces false positives, and is FDA approved as superior to
conventional 2D mammography for all women, including those with dense
breasts.1,2,3 Hologic also will exhibit its SmartCurve™
breast stabilization system, which is offered exclusively with the
Genius exam and is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable
mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow, or dose.4 Hologic’s
skeletal health portfolio will also be displayed, including
the BodyLogic™ scan, which is available on the Horizon® DXA system.
Gynecological Surgical Solutions: New innovations on display
will include the Omni™ hysteroscope, a three-in-one modular scope with
advanced visualization capabilities designed for both diagnostic and
therapeutic hysteroscopic procedures; the Fluent® fluid management
system, designed to provide operating room (OR) staff with simplified
and effective fluid management to support hysteroscopic procedures;
and Nitronox™, a nitrous oxide and oxygen analgesia system to support
a variety of in-office medical and aesthetic procedures where pain
management and anxiety are a concern.
Diagnostic Solutions: Hologic’s Aptima® Mycoplasma genitalium
assay was granted FDA clearance in January, becoming the first and
only FDA-cleared test to detect Mycoplasma genitalium, an
under-recognized but increasingly common sexually transmitted
infection (STI). This newest Aptima assay joins a growing suite of
market-leading tests offered by Hologic to help combat the rise of
STIs in the U.S. The division is also continuing its We Can Change
This STAT initiative, which
aims to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths by empowering
women to commit to regular annual exams and ask their doctors about
testing with Pap+HPV Together.5 Additional information is
available at ChangeThisSTAT.com.
Medical Aesthetics Solutions: Cynosure, Hologic’s medical
aesthetics division, will demonstrate its latest innovation, TempSure®
Surgical RF technology. Launched in December, TempSure Surgical
technology lessens the sparking and charring normally experienced
during procedures, resulting in quicker recovery. The system is
designed to improve patient satisfaction and aesthetic outcomes,
and can be used by clinicians across a variety of specialties
including plastic surgery, dermatology, gynecology, and ophthalmology.
The booth will also feature SculpSure®, a clinically proven,
non-surgical body contouring (lipolysis) treatment designed to
permanently eliminate fat cells in problem areas; and the Icon™
aesthetic system, which offers fast, state-of-the art treatments for
vessel and pigment clearance, surgical and acne scarring, stretch
marks, wrinkle reduction, and permanent hair reduction.
Products will be on display in Booth 1510 at the Music City Center.
Hologic, Inc. is an innovative medical technology company primarily
focused on improving women’s health and well-being through early
detection and treatment. For more information on Hologic, visit www.hologic.com.
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risks and uncertainties, including statements about the use of Hologic
products. There can be no assurance these products will achieve the
benefits described herein or that such benefits will be replicated in
any particular manner with respect to an individual patient, as the
actual effect of the use of the products can only be determined on a
case-by-case basis. In addition, there can be no assurance that these
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Hologic, 3D, 3D Mammography, Aptima, BodyLogic, Fluent, Genius, Horizon,
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The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam (a.k.a. Genius™ 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. Please consult your physician for a
complete list of benefits and risks associated with mammography.
Results from Friedewald, SM, et al. “Breast cancer screening using
tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography.” JAMA 311.24
(2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical
control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investigating the
initial impact the introduction of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions ®
on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an
average 41% (95% CI: 20-65%) increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6)
additional invasive breast cancers per 1000 screening exams were found
in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D™ mammograms acquired with
the Hologic 3D Mammography™ system versus women receiving 2D FFDM
Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M, et. al. Breast cancer screening
with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D
mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a
population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016
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