After the breast is properly positioned by the technologist, the patient can use a handheld wireless remote control to command Senographe Pristina to adjust the compression paddle
based on the patient's comfort level.
Partial contact between the skin and the detector or compression paddle
creates a dark artifact that takes the configuration of an area of incomplete contact.
Immediately before the compression paddle contacts the lateral breast, the mammographer rotates the patient further medially to help bring lateral tissue forward.
When the final position is achieved, the compression paddle is brought down past the latissimus dorsi, skimming the rib cage.
When placing the breast tissue on the film holder, the mammographer should use the same technique as with female patients, maneuvering from the mobile lateral border and spreading up and out while engaging the compression paddle.
The mammographer spreads the patient's breast up and out onto the film holder while engaging the compression paddle.
One person steadies the patient and positions the breast while the other sets the technique on the control panel and manages the compression paddle.
The smaller size of the compression paddle also causes additional pain because it can pinch a woman's skin and breast tissue.
Spot Compression MammoPad is most effective when it is applied to the spot compression paddle and is used in combination with a standard MammoPad, which is applied to the magnification tower or image receptor.
Fischer Imaging listened to patients and doctors alike in the development of the SenoScan, designing a gently curved breast support and compression paddle
for ultimate comfort.
Another new design is the compression paddles
, which are described by Hologic as "light and easy to handle.
The system's specialized set of compression paddles
were designed exclusively for reaching challenging lesions high in the axillary region during arm-through-aperture procedures.