Stop Dreading Your Mammogram. Soften the Experience with a Soft Touch Mammogram!
Do you sometimes find yourself avoiding your mammogram because you dread the discomfort? Now there's a way to soften the experience—and it's only available at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, Washington!
Our Breast Care Suite offers the Soft Touch Mammogram, with a foam pad that serves as a cushion between you and the mammography system. So you can relax, knowing your mammogram will be soft, warm and comfortable.
Avoiding Regular Breast Cancer Screenings
"The discomfort many women feel during mammography compression is widely known to be a reason that some don't get regular screenings," said Angie Wilkerson, director of the Breast Care Suite at United General Hospital.
In addition to compression, the cold surfaces and hard edges of the mammography device make the experience uncomfortable for some patients.
"The breast cushion answers these complaints by providing a soft warm cushion for the breast during mammography," said Wilkerson. "And because women are more relaxed during the exam, it makes it even easier for our mammography technologists to get the best possible image."
About the Soft Touch Mammogram
The single-use, adhesive-backed foam cushion attaches to the compression plates of the mammography device. It was developed by Stanford University breast surgeon Gale Lebovic, M.D., who understood mammography discomfort from both a physician and patient's point of view.
The recyclable breast cushion is "invisible" to X-rays and does not interfere with the image quality of the mammogram.
"We try to create the best possible experience for our patients," said Wilkerson. "We're pleased to be able to offer our patients this important enhancement."
Schedule a Soft Touch Mammogram Appointment
To schedule an appointment for a Soft Touch Mammogram at our Diagnostic Imaging Center, please call (360) 856-7244.
For more information, you may also send an e-mail message.