Mammary mash: Less painful cancer test on the horizon?

November 25, 2014 4:37 PM

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Mammary mash: Less painful cancer test on the horizon?

Dutch researchers have developed a device that may reduce the discomfort many women feel during a mammogram while preserving the quality of the image.

Breast compression is necessary in mammography for imaging purposes, but it can be painful. The new device displays the average pressure during compression, so the pressure can be adjusted and standardized, which reduces pain, according to the researchers.

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