Softer Mammogram Provider
The Quick, Easy and Comfortable Mammogram featuring MammoPad®
As a certified Softer Mammogram Provider, The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center is committed to ensuring that each patient’s mammogram is warm and comfortable. To help decrease the overall discomfort associated with having the procedure, we provide a soft foam cushion, called MammoPad®, for each woman’s personal use during every screening mammogram.
Having less discomfort during a mammogram is important because numerous studies have shown that not only do many women find mammograms painful, but the discomfort they experience may influence their decisions not to return for subsequent screenings.
The MammoPad breast cushion, which has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, is put on the surface of the image detector. It does not compromise the high level of image quality necessary for a routine mammogram or require higher radiation doses during the mammogram. The cushion’s grip-like surface can help hold breast tissue in place to ensure optimal breast positioning resulting in a better image.
At the Breast Center, we strive to do everything we can to make patients feel comfortable during their visits. From the caring staff to the advanced equipment, we want you to have a positive experience. You can trust that you are in good hands at The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center.
MammoPad is a registered trademark of Hologic, Inc.