Good Samaritan Breast Care Center is now offering the SmartCurve™
breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more
comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality or workflow.
This latest innovation is part of the Breast Care Center’s ongoing
commitment to superior breast cancer detection and has the potential to
increase screening volume and compliance for the countless women who have
reported avoiding regular mammograms due in large part to the fear of
discomfort associated with breast compression.
“With this new technology, we are not only able to provide a more
comfortable mammogram, but can do so while maintaining clinical accuracy,
which is key,” said Crystal Beadles, Mammography Manager at Good
Samaritan. “Mammograms play such a critical role in the early detection
of breast cancer and we’re hopeful that with the addition of the
SmartCurve system, we’ll be able to lessen the pain and anxiety
associated with mammograms and, as a result, increase screening compliance.”
The SmartCurve system features a proprietary curved surface that mirrors
the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and allow better
distribution of force over the entire breast. In a recent clinical study
comparing the SmartCurve breast stabilization system to traditional flat
paddle compression, the SmartCurve system improved comfort in 93 percent
of women who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression.
In addition, 95 percent of those surveyed would recommend facilities that
use the system.
“We’re excited to provide this first-of-its-kind technology
to our patients and remain committed to offering the women of our community
the best breast care possible,” added Rachel Spalding, Chief Nursing Officer.
The SmartCurve system was purchased for the Breast Care Center by the Good
Samaritan Volunteer Auxillary.