Look closer. Breast imaging with ultrasound and mammography.

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Look closer. Breast imaging with ultrasound and mammography.
 
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Early breast cancer detection
Early detection of breast cancer improves the chance for a successful patient outcome. Breast ultrasound and mammography are the two most commonly used imaging modalities for early breast cancer detection. Each has its unique advantages ‒ and combining them can reveal even more clinical details.

Dense breast tissue – a challenge in breast imaging

About 50 percent1 of all women have dense breast tissue. This poses a challenge in breast imaging because overlying tissue can prevent lesions from being seen. The combination of mammography and ultrasound can overcome this problem. It provides comprehensive clinical information for more confident decisions – even with dense breast tissue.

2D ultrasound

Ultrasound allows the efficient and consistent identification of lesions or other areas of concern in fatty and dense breast tissue. Ultrasound elastography lets you confidently differentiate between healthy dense tissue, tumors, and other conditions. The high-frequency, high-density transducer technology provides exquisite 2D images, which is especially important for biopsy guidance.

3D Total Breast Ultrasound

3D Total Breast Ultrasound comprises many advanced technologies. The ACUSON S2000™ Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) system is a multi-use ultrasound solution that automatically and comfortably acquires full-field volumes of the breast anatomy. Automated image acquisition produces images that are standardized and reproducible, which improves consistency and the quality of care and the anatomical coronal plane offers a unique view of breast architecture.

Always the right dose

Especially for healthy women, the right dose and image quality are critical. Mammomat Inspiration PRIME Edition5 combines both: PRIME Technology6 (Progressive Reconstruction Intelligently Minimizing Exposure) is
the world’s first software-based anti-scatter solution for mammography. The gridless acquisition allows for up to 30 percent7 lower dose without compromising image quality.


Obtaining more specific information

More specific information is essential for making confident clinical decisions. Siemens offers a wide range of solutions to give you this confidence:

  • Elastography ‒ provides tissue stiffness information with industry-leading technologies eSieTouch™ elasticity imaging (compression elastography) and Virtual Touch™ applications (Acoustic Radiation Force Imaging) to support confident clinical decision-making
  • 3D anatomical coronal view ‒ allows a slice-by-slice evaluation of the breast tissue, from the skin line to the chest wall, a perspective unavailable with conventional 2D ultrasound

Everything from a single source

Siemens is your one-stop shop for breast imaging modalities. In the field of breast ultrasound and mammography, Siemens provides the widest and most complete product range on the market. In addition, the comprehensive offering in magnetic resonance, molecular imaging, and laboratory diagnostics completes the breast care portfolio.

1For further information, please see: http://mammographysaveslives.org/~/media/MammographySavesLives/Files/PDFs/Breast%20Density%20broch_lowres.pdf

2True 3D Breast Tomosynthesis is not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further information.

31 view DBT MLO vs. 2 views DM CC, MLO

4Performance of one-view breast tomosynthesis versus two-view mammography in breast cancer screening: first results from the Malmö breast tomosynthesis screening trial.Sophia Zackrisson, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.

5Mammomat Inspiration PRIME Edition is not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further information.

6PRIME Technology is not yet commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further information

7Compared to grid-based acquisition with Mammomat Inspiration, depending on breast thickness.