- In 2020 zal in het Bevolkingsonderzoek op Borstkanker op enkele screeningseenheden een pilot plaatsvinden met de smart curved paddle. Zie ook de informatie van het RIVM: lees verder
- In Belgie is per 3 januari 2018 de Sigmascreening Sentive Sigma Paddle aandrukplaat voor gebruik op een mammografiesysteem door het Agentschap Zorg & Gezondheid opgenomen in het Overzicht typetoelating voor toestellen voor digitale beeldverwerking in het bevolkingsonderzoek op borstkanker.
- Mammografie minder pijnlijk, toch betere tumordetectie? (red) Oktober 2017 First published in Diagnostic Imaging Mammographic compression and diagnostic performance. "One of the factors dissuading women from continuing participation in breast screening mammography programmes is the pain and discomfort caused by the compression of the breast necessary to optimize the quality of the mammographic image. Recently a new system for breast compression has been developed based on the use of pressure (i.e. the force applied to the breast divided by the contact area of the breast with the paddle). This article reviews the question of breast compression in mammography in general and discusses the significance of two recently published articles on the relation between breast compression and the performance characteristics of mammography. If an optimal compression pressure, namely approximately 10kPa, is applied in screening mammography, then an increase of 5% in one-year sensitivity may be achievable."
- Mammografie minder pijnlijk? (red) Oktober 2016. Pressure controlled compression of the breast in mammography "Current mammography procedures require compression of the breast by a compression paddle. Such procedures involve application of a certain force with generally no account being taken of the size of the breast. The process can result in various levels of pain and discomfort. This article describes the rationale behind the development of a pressure-based compression system, i.e. one that takes into account the contact area of the breast with the paddle. Validation studies of the new system show that the use of standardized pressure-based compression not only provides high quality images at the same radiation dose but also significantly reduces the pain and discomfort reported by the women undergoing mammography examinations. Recent results show that the performance of mammography, in terms of detectability of cancerous lesions can be affected by the compression pressure at whichthe examination is carried out.