Available only at Radiology Associates of Venice and Englewood
With pain being the number one complaint during mammograms, this fear of pain prevents many women from making regular breast imaging appointments a priority. Not only can this have a negative impact on patient volume and satisfaction scores, but it can put women at risk of a cancer being missed,or diagnosed at a more advanced stage.
With improved comfort, the SmartCurve™ system was designed to address this challenge and provide a better patient experience for women during their mammograms
Breast pain experienced during a mammogram is directly related to the time spent under compression and the pressure distribution on the breast, two factors that must be addressed to improve the mammography experience. The SmartCurve system features a proprietary curved surface that mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and allow better distribution of force over the entire breast. The system also features proprietary image processing algorithms that ensure the preservation of image quality and accuracy. The SmartCurve system, combined with the fastest 3D™ mammogram available, makes the Genius exam the obvious choice for women wanting a more accurate exam that is also more comfortable.
In a recent clinical study comparing the SmartCurve breast stabilization system to a traditional flat paddle compression, the SmartCurve system improved comfort in 93 percent of women who reported moderate to severe discomfort with standard compression. In addition, 95 percent of those surveyed would recommend facilities that use the system. While not all women will be a candidate for the SmartCurve system we are able to accommodate a majority of women and breast sizes, and is used with Hologic’s MammoPad® breast cushion for even greater comfort.
Clinically Proven to Deliver a More Comfortable Mammogram Compared to Standard Compression
In addition to providing women with increased comfort and the accuracy they have come to expect from RAVE and the Genius exam, the SmartCurve system’s image processing algorithm ensures there is no change in positioning or workflow for radiologists and technologists administering the exam. It allows RAVE Radiologist to be confident they are offering patients an improved experience while maintaining efficiency within their facilities.
Sheryl Crow, Genius exam spokeswoman, said, “I’ve already been telling women that the Genius exam is the best option for their annual screening. Now that it’s also a more comfortable exam thanks to the SmartCurve system, I’m urging women everywhere to stop making excuses and ask their doctors about the Genius exam today.”
RAVE for the month of October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month is offering a 3D Screening Mammogram with SmartCurve for $89.00. This is intended for uninsured patients and can be scheduled at our Venice or Englewood location.
512-516 S. Nokomis Ave
Venice, FL 34285
900 Pine Street
Englewood, FL 34223
3501 Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34223