If you have ever had a mammogram, you are familiar with the discomfort associated with having this scan. It is a necessary exam for every woman over the age of 40 or with a family history of breast cancer, so why not seek out an option that is more comfortable?
St. Charles Parish Hospital is now offering the Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exam that is more accurate and offers improved comfort. Not only is your mammogram done in 3D, it has added comfort called SmartCurve™ that combines a better, more accurate exam with a more comfortable breast stabilization system. St. Charles Parish Hospital is the only location within the Ochsner Health System that offers this comfort technology at this time.
Need a Mammogram?
Schedule one in 3D with this more comfortable technology. Ask your physician about scheduling your next mammogram at St. Charles Parish Hospital or schedule it online today at Ochsner.org/schedule.
What Should You Expect During your Exam?
The mammogram will be like a standard mammogram but just more comfortable. The curved design of the compression device mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and applies uniform compression over the entire breast for added comfort. Genius™ 3D Mammography™ reports 93% of patients who reported moderate to severe discomfort with a standard mammogram reported improved comfort with this technology. They also stated that 95% of patients surveyed would recommend the facilities that use the SmartCurve™ technology.