Vancouver Radiologists is proud to lead the way in medical imaging, time and time again. We are pleased to announce that SmartCurve™ Technology is now available at our Breast Center located in the Vancouver Village Shopping Center.
The SmartCurve system is a new paddle that provides a curved compression surface, which offers a more comfortable patient experience without compromising image quality, exam time, or radiation dose.1 Clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram, the SmartCurve™ system improves comfort in 93% of patients who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression.
We recommend using the SmartCurve™ system with your 3D scan.
While the SmartCurve™ system is able to be used during either a 2D, or a 3D mammogram screening, we highly recommend having a 3D (breast tomosynthesis) exam. Breast tomosynthesis is a technological advance that has been confirmed in recent clinical studies to improve breast cancer detection accuracy both in terms of detecting harder-to-find cancers, and decreasing the number of call backs for patients that do not have breast cancer. This has been particularly applicable to patients with mammographically dense breasts, or extremely dense breasts.
Does it cost extra to use the SmartCurve™ system?
No. There is no cost associated with using the SmartCurve™ system.
Will the SmartCurve™ system work for me?
Depending on the shape or size of the breasts, the SmartCurve™ may not be an option for every patient. Our mammography technologists will determine if the SmartCurve™ is right for you. Every individual person is unique, and we will do what’s best for each and every patient. Please give us a call at (360) 254-4914 if you have any questions.