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Fairfax Radiology Offers SmartCurve™: A Mammogram with Less Pain, Less Pinch, and Less Discomfort




A Mammogram with Less Pain, Less Pinch, and Less Discomfort

A screening mammogram is best way to detect breast cancer early. Some women avoid regular mammograms because of discomfort associated with breast compression. For years, women have been asking for a mammogram with less pain, less pinch, and less discomfort. Today, it’s here.

Fairfax Radiology is proud to be one of the first practices in the Washington DC metro area to offer SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system. SmartCurve™ is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram and transform the breast imaging patient experience.¹

How does SmartCurve work? 
SmartCurve™ features a uniquely curved paddle that mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and allow better distribution of compression over the entire breast. SmartCurve™ does have some patient limitations. In a recent clinical study comparing the SmartCurve™ paddle to traditional flat paddle compression, SmartCurve™ improved comfort in 93 percent of women who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression.¹ In addition, 95 percent of those surveyed would recommend facilities that use the system.¹

How do I make an appointment at Fairfax Radiology for SmartCurve™? 
Fairfax Radiology offers SmartCurve™ at all our Breast Imaging locations every day, evenings and weekends. To schedule your screening mammogram and find out if you are a candidate for SmartCurve™, click here or call our Scheduling Department at 703.698.4488.


¹Smith, A. Improving Patient Comfort in Mammography. Hologic WP-00119 Rev 003 (2017).




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