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Team 25

Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Rachel Thompson
Ajitha Chivukula
Ayushi Agrawal
Katrina Cirilli

Dr. Krystyna Gielo-Perczak

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Measurements of Stress of Patients under Compression of Hologic Paddle Designs for 3Dimensions™ Mammography System

The purpose of this project is to quantitatively assess the physiological responses expressed by a patient while receiving a simulated mammogram using Hologic’s 3Dimensions Mammography System. This project is a continuation of last year’s efforts to determine if differences in paddle designs have a significant effect on the comfort experienced by the subject. This is an IRB-approved study collecting data from 25 participants to analyze the stress differences between the standard of care (a flat paddle) and the SmartCurve paddle supplied by Hologic Inc. Our group focused on the electromyography (EMG) and balance control data measured during the study as indicators of physiological stress.