Wide-Angle Mammography System Improves Biopsy Workflow
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 03 Jan 2018
Image: The Mammomat Revelation mammography system (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).
A 50-degree wide-angle high definition (HD) breast tomosynthesis system obtains more targeted, accurate biopsies at a lower dose.
The Siemens Healthineers (Erlangen, Germany) Mammomat Revelation mammography system provides healthcare providers with a HD breast biopsy solution that enables one-click targeting of suspicious areas with a +/- one mm accuracy. The 50-degree scan angle can provide extremely high-quality three-dimensional (3D) images to increase diagnostic confidence and enable earlier detection of even subtle lesions. Mammomat Revelation also provides automated breast density measurements at the point of examination, enabling immediate, personalized risk stratification, facilitating supplemental imaging while the patient is still at the facility.
As a result, patients receive results faster, minimizing uncertainty and stress. Mammomat Revelation also offers the InSpect integrated specimen imaging tool, which allows biopsy samples to be rapidly imaged and visualized at the workstation, and the Titanium Contrast Enhanced Mammography (TiCEM) tool, a cost-effective alternative to MRI as an adjunct examination.
“As tumor tissue can be difficult to distinguish from breast tissue, functional breast imaging with contrast enhanced mammography now expands the diagnostic options with the new system and improves patient access to functional imaging,” said Lars Hofmann, Head of Marketing for the X-Ray Products business line at Siemens Healthineers. “As discomfort is a key reason for a woman to avoid mammography exams we are improving their imaging experience with our Personalized Soft Compression.”
In addition, smart automation tools and the MoodLight help soothe anxiety and put patients at ease, and the system also offers personalized soft compression (PSC), with which the breast compression process is softened and the compression force is automatically and individually adjusted. When coupled with the ergonomic SoftComp Paddles, PSC enables better breast positioning, more consistent image quality, and reduced patient discomfort.