A systematic review of interventions to relieve pain and discomfort associated with screening mammography found only 1 well-designed trial, which concluded that patient-controlled breast compression
significantly reduced discomfort.
For a SoftScan image, the breast is simply immobilized within stabilizing plates for the laser scan, and therefore, does not require painful breast compression
, as does X-ray mammography."
That finding reflected differences in breast compression
thickness, which was, on average, 18-33 mm larger in obese women.
* Mammography requires severe breast compression
that could contribute to implant rupture.
In Wisconsin, the advertising strategy used by the company not only promoted transillumination as superior to mammography but also exploited some women's fears of radiation and the potential discomfort from the breast compression
required in mammography.
VolparaEnterprise is part of a suite of quantitative breast imaging tools, which allow for personalised measurements of density, patient-specific x-ray dose, breast compression
, breast positioning and other factors designed to provide critical insight for breast imaging workflow, concluded the company.
Senographe Pristina from GE Healthcare features a 510(k)-pending self-compression tool that enables patients to adjust the amount of pressure and breast compression
with the help of a technologist.
The term oblique applies to the plane of breast compression
. In craniocaudal projection, compression is usually applied from top of the breast with the detector system under the caudal surface.