New Mammography Machine Installed at JCHC

Tired of the pinching, tightness, and discomfort of your annual mammogram? Many patients are, and it’s cited as one of the biggest reasons individuals delay or forgo this vital medical screening. But what if there was a mammogram that was more comfortable, took less time, and had the potential to offer more accurate results?

Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) has installed a new mammogram machine that will make your next screening easier, quicker, and more comfortable than ever. Our new SmartCurve™ system features a curved plate design that mimics the curve of the breast, which reduces pinching and distributes pressure more evenly across the skin. 93% of women reported increased comfort when using the SmartCurve™ system.1

When coupled with our new cutting-edge 3D mammography technology, patients will have a quicker and more comfortable scan that is more comprehensive than a traditional 2D mammography. This new system is clinically proven to detect up to 65% more cancers.2 Earlier detection and treatment are one of the greatest indicators of success in breast cancer treatment. 

“We hope that our patients like the new mammography machine. It should be more comfortable for the women being screend, and our radiologists have found it easier than ever to read the high-resolution images,” said Eric Banda, Radiology Manager at JCHC

Trust your care and comfort to your local healthcare team at JCHC. To schedule your next mammogram, call the Radiology Department at 641-469-4325.

Wondering if you need a mammogram? Contact JCHC Clinics at 641-472-4156 to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly primary care providers.



1. Smith, A. Improving Patient Comfort in Mammography. Hologic WP-00019 Rev 001 (2017)

2. Results from Friedwald, SM, et al. “Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography” JAMA 311.24 (2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investing the initial impact of the introduction of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an average 41% increase (95% CI: 20-65%) increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6) additional invasive breast cancers per 1,000 screening exams were found in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D™ Mammograms acquired with the Hologic 3D Mammography™ System versus women receiving 2D FFMD mammograms only.