Product Review

Product Update: Spectrum, Viera, YO, and SmartCurve



Fear of pain during mammography is a major reason why women avoid screening, says Hologic, who designed the SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System to provide a better patient experience. With a curved design that mirrors a woman’s breast, the system has been clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram. SmartCurve has been shown to improve comfort in 93% of patients who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression technology. The curved design reduces pinching while allowing uniform compression over the entire breast. Specialized processing software takes the geometry of the curved surface into account, so that resulting images have the same appearance as images taken with standard equipment.

SmartCurve is standard on Hologic’s new 3Dimensions™ mammography system and as an enhancement option to existing Hologic Selenia®Dimensions® systems.


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