Making mammography more woman-friendly
Mammography – the breast imaging x-ray technique to detect breast cancer – is often painful. To obtain high quality mammograms the breast needs to be compressed using a compression plate. Breasts have different sizes and tissue stiffness differs.
Sigmascreening has developed a new compression paddle, which takes breast size and tissue properties into account. The breast will only be compressed to what is strictly necessary for a high quality image. An experience which will result in:
- Personalized treatment
- Uniform compression
- No unnecessary pain
- The same experience, year after year
Clinical studies have shown that using the Sigma Sensitive Paddle, breast x-ray images are at least as good as current images, while a large proportion of the women, especially with small breasts, describes a significant pain reduction.
We are driven to improve mammography and make it more woman-friendly. Our new Sensitive Sigma Paddle ensures that no excessive pressure is applied on the breast , thus preventing unnecessary pain and making the procedure more predictable.