What is a Screening Mammogram?
A Mammogram is an X-ray picture of the inner structures of the breast taken to detect breast cancer. A Screening Mammogram is a Mammogram performed when you have no breast symptoms and is used to "screen" for an unsuspected abnormality.
During a Screening Mammogram, at least two views are obtained of each breast using very low X-ray exposure. Utilizing the latest technology, Fairfax Radiology offers the highest quality digital imaging process, providing you and your physician a convenient and complete breast imaging experience—as well as peace of mind.
FRC now offers SmartCurve™ technology at all our Breast Imaging locations. Many women can now have a screening mammogram with less pain, less pinch, and less discomfort.
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
¹Smith, A. Improving Patient Comfort in Mammography. Hologic WP-00119 Rev 003 (2017).
Available at the following locations
Breast Center of Fairfax
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Centreville-Clifton Imaging Center
6211 Centreville Road
Centreville, VA 20121
Fair Oaks Center
3650 Joseph Siewick Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Fairfax Diagnostic Imaging Center
3801 University Drive
Suite 120 (CT, Ultrasound)
Suite 130 (DXA, Mammo, X-Ray)
Fairfax, VA 22030
Reston-Herndon Breast Imaging Center
106 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Springfield Imaging Center
5510 Alma Lane
Springfield, VA 22151
Vienna Imaging Center
115 Park Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180
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