RAVE (Radiology Associates of Venice, Englewood and Sarasota) were the first to offer the SmartCurve breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose, and the new Clarity HD high-resolution3D™ imaging technology, which provides radiologists with the highest resolution 3D™ images to help identify cancers early. These innovations come as part of RAVE’s ongoing commitment to superior breast cancer detection and providing an improved mammogram experience for our patients.
The technology increases diagnostic confidence with its exceptional images 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 and Clarity HD high-resolution 3D™ imaging technology are available exclusively with Hologic’s Genius 3D Mammography exam, which is currently in use by RAVE and detects more invasive cancers, reduces false positives, and is FDA approved as superior, compared to conventional 2D mammography for all women, including those with dense breasts.
These new technologies not only enable us to improve the experience for our patients by providing them with a more comfortable mammogram they’ve been waiting for, but more importantly allow us to do so while maintaining clinical accuracy by providing our physicians with the industry’s fastest, highest resolution 3D™ images to accelerate screening and analysis said A.J. Vulgan, Director of Marketing and Physicians Liaison.
“Being able to arm doctors with the advanced ability to identify subtle lesions and fine calcifications and help pinpoint cancers in early stages, while also keeping patients more comfortable than ever before, is priceless,” A.J. Vulgan, Director of Marketing and Physician Liaison added.
The SmartCurve system features a proprietary 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’re excited to provide these breakthrough technologies for all of our patients and remain committed to offering the women of our community the most advanced breast care possible alongside an improved mammogram experience,”
We will be adding 3D Mammography with the SmartCurve system to our Sarasota location in early 2019 to accommodate our current and future patients.
512-516 S. Nokomis Ave
Venice, FL 34285
900 Pine Street
Englewood, FL 34223
3501 Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34223