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Tomosynthesis Technology Advances Specimen Radiography

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 23 Jul 2014
A groundbreaking system for digital specimen radiography allows for multiplanar X-ray imaging for thorough margin analysis of excised breast tissue.

The Mozart 3D specimen radiography system is based on patent-pending TomoSpec digital specimen tomosynthesis, a novel modality that reconstructs three dimensional (3D) tomographic images from two dimensional (2D) projection images in real-time. By using the technology, the system eliminates the need to acquire multiple images at varying angles for margin confirmation, since the acquired data set provides greater detail and more information than available in any single 2D image. The technology offers the ability to examine specimens at varying slice depths, and includes the K-view image for a comprehensive 2D view of individual slices at higher resolution.

Using the Mozart 3D specimen radiography system, physicians have the ability to view individual 3D slices for the exact location of calcifications in breast specimens. The Mozart 3D will be the first system using the TomoSpec technology, and is designed to be used with most available specimen containers, since a dedicated specimen container is not required. The TomoSpec digital specimen tomosynthesis technology and the Mozart system are products of Kubtec (Milford, CT, USA).

“The TomoSpec technology in Mozart allows for comprehensive intraoperative margin analysis in a single step, without turning and repositioning the specimen container multiple times to obtain additional views,” said Chester Lowe, PhD, director of research and development at Kubtec. “Using TomoSpec’s multidimensional imaging technology, and requiring no repositioning of specimens, the Mozart system will provide a faster, more efficient specimen radiography solution for radiology, surgery, and pathology department.”

“TomoSpec technology represents a quantum leap forward in superior intraoperative specimen radiography,” added Vikram Butani, president of Kubtec. “The system offers radiologists, surgeons, and pathologists an elegant synthesis of digital technologies for the most advanced specimen imaging available.”

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