Frederick Memorial Hospital is certified as a Softer Mammogram Provider®, a distinction awarded only to an elite group of healthcare facilities. That means we provide a soft foam cushion, called MammoPad®, for each woman's personal use during every screening mammogram.
As a Softer Mammogram Provider, we make it a top priority to ensure your mammogram is warm and comfortable. It's one way we provide the tender loving care you deserve.
The MammoPad breast cushion was designed for women by a female breast surgeon. It is FDA-cleared, does not impair image quality, and makes it easier for you to be relaxed, warm and comfortable during your exam. That helps our highly skilled mammography technologists achieve the best possible mammogram.
To schedule a Softer Mammogram, call the Frederick Memorial Hospital Scheduling Department at 240-566-3400. You can choose to have your Softer Mammogram performed at FMH Rose Hill, Crestwood or Mt. Airy Health Services.
MammoPad has already helped millions of women ease the discomfort of getting a mammogram. The cushion brings warmth, comfort and cleanliness to the experience.
Clinical studies prove the breast cushion significantly reduces the discomfort and cold that many women feel during mammography. About 70% of women reported it reduced their discomfort by half. MammoPad is an adhesive-backed, single-use cushion. It's FDA-cleared and has no effect on image quality.
What Women Have to Say About MammoPad:
"The pad made a dramatic difference. It made the mammography equipment a lot warmer and softer.”
"The MammoPad definitely reduced the amount of discomfort I felt during the mammogram procedure. I want to tell my sisters and others I know who don’t get mammograms due to the pain, that there is finally something out there that can help."
"Greatly decreases the discomfort -- use them all the time!"
"The pad REALLY helps! Thanks!”
"Much more comfortable and it also made me feel more comfortable with the 'cleanliness' of the procedure as a new pad was put down just for me!"