Imagine a mammogram where the compression paddle is comfortable
Have you always avoided breast cancer screenings for fear of pain and discomfort associated with breast compression? The traditional idea of a painful mammogram is reduced with the Hologic 3D Mammogram system and SmartCurve compression paddle, designed to enhance patient comfort. One main issue for women has been the breast pain that can be experienced during a mammogram. It is directly related to the time spent under compression and the pressure distribution on the breast. But our new SmartCurve compression paddle follows the natural shape of the breast and the curvature of the chest wall to reduce pinching. In addition, it distributes the compression force across the breast, providing improved comfort in 93% of women who experienced pain with standard compression. Additionally, the software with the new paddle ensures the preservation of image quality and accuracy. Our 3D system detects more invasive cancers, reduces false positives and is FDA approved as superior to conventional 2D mammography for all women, including those with dense breast tissue. It allows the radiologist to go through the breast tissue, one millimeter at a time, which ensures a thorough inspection of any abnormalities. Our system also provides the shortest scan time compared to other vendors, acquiring a 3D image in 3.7 seconds.