MammoPad maker BioLucent Inc. this week introduced a new breast cushion specially designed for digital mammography devices. At 11.7 inches by 11.25 inches (29 cm by 30 cm), the new cushion is a larger size than other versions to fit the larger surfaces of the digital equipment.
Called "New for Digital," the product has the same attributes and benefits of the entire MammoPad product line. The FDA-cleared foam cushion is made of a radiolucent material that does not interfere with x-ray imaging of the breast. The cushion is designed for comfort so that women can relax more during their exam.
The company cited studies involving the MammoPad which have suggested that the technologist can work with MammoPad to achieve good positioning and tissue acquisition. Also, the cushion’s grip-like surface aids the positioning process by helping to hold the breast in place, BioLucent said.