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Biomedical Engineering
Team 17

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Amanda Alkam
Alexis Barrera
Megan Stevens
Elizabeth Wolf

Krystyna Gielo-Perczak

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

The objective of this project was to analyze both physiologic and psychological stress experienced by women during a mammogram. This was done in two ways. First, the standard of care, a flat paddle, was used compared to the stress experienced when SmartCurveTM paddle was used in conjunction with the 3Dimensions Mammography system from Hologic Inc. Second, the participant stood in several different positions similar to those used in a mammogram. The following parameters were measured during the study to quantify the stress response: electromyography (EMG), electrocardiogram (ECG), balance control, Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), and grip strength. A questionnaire was also given to the participant to gain insight on their experience.