compression paddle

compression paddle

In mammography, a thin plastic device that squeezes breast tissue against the support table, in order to achieve either uniform pressure on all breast tissue, or a uniform thickness.
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A relatively small upgrade of the compression paddle is sufficient.
The smaller size of the compression paddle also causes additional pain because it can pinch a woman's skin and breast tissue.
The 24x29-centimeter detector panel is designed to image a wide range of patient breast sizes, while the compression paddle is designed for ease of positioning and for patient comfort.
Both product lines incorporate Hologic's proprietary HTC(R) (High Transmission Cellular) Grid, which provides higher contrast images by reducing radiation scatter in two directions, and the FAST (Fully Automatic Self-Adjusting Tilt) Compression Paddle, which assures more uniform compression, for improved imaging and enhanced patient comfort.
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.
Fully Automatic Self- Adjusting Tilt) Compression Paddle, which assures more uniform compression, for improved imaging and enhanced patient 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.
Professor of Radiology for Harvard Medical School, and director of the Breast Imaging department at Massachusetts General Hospital, the MaxView System uses moving, hygienic, disposable, radiolucent sheets positioned on the upper and lower compression paddles of the mammography system that help to gently and evenly pull the breast into the imaging field of view.