Siemens to present multi-modality diagnostic solutions at Symposium Mammographicum

31 May 2010

Siemens will be showcasing its latest innovations in mammography and ultrasound breast imaging at Symposium Mammographicum 2010 (11-13 July 2010, Liverpool).

In addition to the future proof Mammomat Inspiration Full Field Digital Mammography system, the Acuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) and next generation breast MRI solutions will also be on display.

The Mammomat Inspiration Full Field Digital mammography system offers screening, diagnostics and biopsy on a single platform, with the capability to provide 3D breast tomosynthesis. Its speed, image quality and ease-of-use assists in keeping patient throughput high, with intelligent compression technology to ensure patient comfort.

A MoodLight feature is also available on the Inspiration, which emits soothing colours into the examination area. This can be modified to change to pre-selected colours when the operator requires, helping to make the patient feel more at ease. The Inspiration will be accompanied by syngo MammoReport workstation, a high speed solution for reading and reporting mammograms in both screening and diagnostics settings. The Inspiration and MammoReport will be showcased on the stand and in a mobile breast imaging trailer.

“The future upgradeability of the Inspiration has proven key to its popularity, with the potential to offer stereotactic biopsy and 3D imaging with tomosynthesis,” said Lynn Blackburn, Product Manager Special Products at Siemens Healthcare.

The Acuson S2000 ABVS is a multi-purpose system that allows users to acquire, analyse and report on detailed sonographic volumes of intricate breast anatomy and pathology. Enabling the visualisation of intuitive coronal views not available on conventional ultrasound, the system supports advanced hand held, high resolution capabilities for biopsy guidance and colour Doppler imaging.

Representatives on the stand will provide further information on the latest breast ultrasound applications, including eSie Touch elasticity imaging, a qualitative imaging technique that provides insight into the relative stiffness of tissue. Other applications include Fatty tissue imaging, which optimises the visualisation of fatty tissue in real time by enhancing lateral and contrast resolution.

“Advancements in imaging technology, as demonstrated by the Acuson S2000 ABVS, are expanding the scope of ultrasound into new clinical fields,” said Declan Dunphy, Ultrasound Product Manager at Siemens Healthcare. “Ultrasound is an emerging yet viable method for breast imaging. It supplements the diagnostic process for certain types of patients, including those with a family history of breast disease, or acts as follow up to surgical procedures.”

New solutions in breast MRI processing will be demonstrated by the syngo BreVis workstation, an easy to use, fast and reliable solution for efficient breast reading and reporting. This flexible tool provides various functionalities including customised layouts and the ability to display and compare MR images with correlating ultrasound or X-ray mammography images.

The 15th Symposium Mammographicum is being held from 11-13 July 2010 at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool.

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