spot compression


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spot compression

The application of local pressure to a region of the breast in which an anomaly was found during routine mammography. The locally imaged portion of breast tissue is magnified by compression and is therefore easier to view than the surrounding breast tissue because the volume of tissue in the image is minimized.
See also: compression
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The Spot Compression MammoPad is also designed to make breast positioning easier by creating a non-skid surface.
Spot Compression MammoPads were officially introduced at the Society of Breast Imaging's (SBI) 6th SBI Postgraduate Course, April 12-15, in Hollywood, Fla.