Breast imaging product manufacturers are constantly working to improve the offerings available in the marketplace. The products appearing on the following pages represent some of the best innovations available. Look for the companies in this space to continue rolling out enhancements that will improve patient experience and outcomes.
PACS and Vue Mammo workstation
Carestream’s Vue PACS and Vue Mammo workstation allow reading of traditional mammograms, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), breast MRI, breast ultrasound or general radiography exams from a single workstation. Carestream’s DBT module offers a streamlined workflow and specialized tools for comparing 2-D and 3-D datasets, along with display of DICOM-compliant 2-D synthetic views. A slabbing tool combines slices of a DBT series, while allowing a user to choose different rendition modes and slab thicknesses.
This is a powerful and highly scalable workstation designed to speed up mammography diagnoses. This software offers a full suite of advanced reading and workflow tools and integrates multiple information sources to provide flexible and interactive manipulation and analysis of multi-modality images, regardless of the manufacturer. This new technology, offered as both a stand-alone workstation or an enterprise-wide PACS solution, speeds up clinicians' reading time for optimized productivity by streamlining the review of breast imaging cases with a set of dedicated tools, including image marking, reconstruction and computer-aided detection.
GE Healthcare Senographe Pristina
GE Healthcare's latest mammography platform that is reshaping the mammography experience with comfort, confidence and clarity. For patients, Senographe Pristina is more inviting and more comfortable, resulting in a better overall breast exam experience. For the technologists, the new ergonomic design can reduce physical strain with dedicated functionalities for easier patient positioning during the mammogram. And this system provides clarity for the radiologist, with superior diagnostic accuracy at the lowest patient dose of all FDA-approved DBT systems.
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. ASPIRE Cristalle
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. presents its latest advancement in digital mammography, the ASPIRE Cristalle, now with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), to focus on every detail of the patient experience to help ensure patients are treated like family, with personalized imaging and comfort.
ASPIRE Cristalle combines state-of-the-art, Hexagonal Close Pattern (HCP) image capture technology and intelligent image processing, optimizing contrast and dose based on breast density. The result is exceptional imaging, optimized contrast, low dose and fast acquisition time.
Hitachi Healthcare Americas
SOFIA 3D Breast Ultrasound
Hitachi Healthcare Americas SOFIA 3D Breast Ultrasound
SOFIA solves the economic and logistic challenges of whole-breast ultrasound by using a different acquisition technique than other automated systems. Its unique full-field radial scanning method allows an entire breast to be imaged in a single volume and in only 30 seconds. Its Hitachi scan engine provides high-resolution volume datasets for quick interpretation, while its ergonomic scan table and unique prone scanning position offer patients the utmost privacy and comfort during the short exam.
Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System
The Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System delivers faster, more comfortable procedures by increasing automation, providing superior imaging and giving 360-degree access to the breast, creating a better experience for patients and providers. It's the only dedicated prone biopsy system offering superior 2-D or 3-D imaging, and allows for 2-D users to easily upgrade to 3-D imaging when ready. It's the only dedicated prone system with a modern operating system designed for the future.
Selenia Dimensions 2D/3D Mammography System
Hologic Selenia Dimensions 2D/3D Mammography System
The Selenia Dimensions mammography system is the premier 3D platform with over 4,000 systems in the U.S. Its Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY exam is the No. 1 tomosynthesis exam referred by OBGYNs and the only mammogram FDA approved as superior for dense breasts. It reduces callbacks by up to 40 percent compared to 2-D. And offers a 20 to 65 percent increase in invasive cancer detection compared to 2-D. It also reduces recalls by up to 40 percent compared to 2-D.
SecurView Diagnostic Workstations
The SecurView diagnostic workstation and workflow solutions offer flexible, interactive and comprehensive diagnostic tools designed to help radiologists see more clearly, evaluate more efficiently and diagnose confidently. Unique customizable workflow features including personalized ReportFlows and an ergonomic keypad enhance all aspects of breast imaging review. This diagnostic workstation provides efficient reading tools for 2-D and 3-D exams, along with standardized display of images for all digital mammography vendors.
Breast CT 1000
Koning corporation has received regulatory approval for the first breast imaging device that eliminates painful breast compression while introducing “true” Isotropic 3D breast images eliminating all overlapping structures. The low-dose acquisition process is accomplished in 10 seconds and delivers whole breast images with high spatial and contrast resolution while patients lie comfortably and discretely on the prone patient positioning table. Clinical studies indicate that CBCT 1000 has the potential to supplement and/or replace other breast imaging modalities. Koning’s innovative technology is currently cleared as a diagnostic tool and includes an easy-to-use, 3-D-guided biopsy device, reducing patient radiation dose by over 50 percent when compared to stereotactic biopsy. CBCT 1000 is approved and available for sale in the U.S., China, EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and many other Asian countries.
MOZART System with TomoSpec Technology
Kubtec MOZART System with TomoSpec Technology
The MOZART System with TomoSpec Technology, the world's only specimen radiography system to use 3-D tomosynthesis, provides the most accurate analysis of surgical margins to drive reductions in re-excision rates and improve quality of care. The MOZART System creates serial 1mm digital slices of the surgical specimen to ensure that any necessary margin excision during surgery is accomplished immediately with maximum tissue conservation. An integrated high resolution optical camera assists surgeons in tissue orientation.
XPERT 20 Digital Specimen Radiography System
Kubtec XPERT 20 Digital Specimen Radiography System
The XPERT 20 Digital Specimen Radiography System is the most compact specimen radiography system available for the biopsy suite, and yet features the largest imaging area enabling the hospital to image the largest number of biopsy cores in a single shot. The XPERT 20 System produces the highest-resolution images enabling the smallest microcalcifications to be seen and transmits multiple images to PACS with a single click.
XPERT 40 Digital Specimen Radiography System
Kubtec XPERT 40 Digital Specimen Radiography System
The XPERT 40 Specimen Radiography System features a 50kV, 1.0 mA X-ray that penetrates the densest cores and surgical specimens, identifying the finest details in seconds. The XPERT 40 also features an integrated high-resolution optical camera for side-by-side image comparison, a compact, portable design for use in the biopsy suite and the OR and single-click transmission of multiple images to PACS.
Dedicated breast PET. Mammi offers high sensitivity and high spatial resolution (1.6mm) 3-D imaging. Indicated for a second look and inconclusive breast diagnosis (dense, high-risk patients, recurrences). Thanks to the ring configuration, Mammi visualized early response monitoring for therapy follow up. The prone positions allow no breast compression, pain-free.
Clarity 2D/3D Mammography System
Planmed Clarity 2D/3D Mammography System
The newly designed Planmed Clarity is adaptable to your imaging needs. The robust plug-n-play amorphous silicon detector supports a 23 x 29cm field of view. Clarity's OneTouch workflow provides descriptive graphics for the technologist which are easily viewed on dual touchscreens. Ready to incorporate Digital Breast Tomosynthesis at your facility, Planmed Clarity 3-D delivers diagnostic precision. Our patented Continuous Sync-and-Shoot and TomoMarker technology enables sharp reconstructions for radiologist review.
ACUSON S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS)
Siemens Healthineers ACUSON S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS)
Nearly half of women worldwide have heterogeneously or extremely radiographically dense breast tissue. Built on a premium ultrasound system, the ACUSON S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) for 3D Total Breast Ultrasound helps health care professionals address this crucial issue in women's health with multiple advantages for breast diagnosis:
• Consistent, operator-independent breast ultrasound results.
• Tissue strain analytics for deeper insights in dense breast tissue.
• Efficient operation and analysis tools.
Mammomat Inspiration with HD Breast Tomosynthesis
Siemens Healthineers Mammomat Inspiration with HD Breast Tomosynthesis
Digital mammography system with optional High Definition (HD) Breast Tomosynthesis builds on the company's established DBT platform, which has the industry's widest tomo sweep of 50 degrees, delivers exceptionally clear images and is the first solution approved for 3-D-only mammograms. HD Breast Tomosynthesis incorporates new EMPIRE technology, which combines iterative and machine learning algorithms for clearer, more concise 3-D reconstruction. While EMPIRE technology is approved as a 3-D-only exam, it includes Insight 2-D and 3-D – synthetic software-generated visualization of tomo volumes in 2-D and 3-D. Insight 2-D allows breast imagers to obtain a 2-D image from the EMPIRE 3-D image set, providing navigational support for 3-D-only exams without adding dose. Insight 3-D adds depth to breast anatomy visualization.
Like mammography, separating screening from diagnosis, SonoCiné AWBUSTM (Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound) is a device that projects moving images every 400 microns onto the reader’s maculae.
Using a 5cm probe from any high-resolution U.S. machine achieves complete superficial and deep coverage of both breasts and lower axilla, leading to easy recognition of 3-10mm masses in cine loops.
SonoCiné AWBUS is fast and doesn’t use 3-D because masses must first be found before they’re diagnosed. For more information, please visit us at www.SonoCine.com.