SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System
Mammograms in Pomona Valley
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is the first in the region to offer
the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising
image quality, workflow or dose. This latest innovation is part of PVHMC’s
ongoing commitment to superior breast cancer detection and has the potential
to increase screening volume and compliance for the countless women who
have reported avoiding regular mammograms due in large part to the fear
of discomfort associated with breast compression.
The SmartCurve system detects more invasive cancers, reduces false positives,
and is FDA approved as superior to conventional 2D mammography for all
women, including those with dense breasts.
This new technology provides a more comfortable mammogram while maintaining
clinical accuracy and at the same time it lessens pain and anxiety associated
with mammograms. The SmartCurve system features a curved surface that
mirrors the shape of a woman’s breast to reduce pinching and allow
better distribution of force over the entire breast. In a recent clinical
study comparing the SmartCurve breast stabilization system to 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.
We are excited to provide this first-of-its-kind technology to our patients
and remain committed to offering the women of our community the best breast
to schedule your appointment at one of our four convenient locations:
- The Breast Health Center - 1910 Royalty Drive, Pomona
- Pomona Valley Health Center Claremont - 1601 Monte Vista Avenue
- Pomona Valley Health Center Chino Hills - 2140 Grand Avenue
- Pomona Valley Health Center La Verne - 2333 Foothill Blvd.