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Personalized breast compression for better quality without unnecessary discomfort.
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Reproducible mammogram with similar image quality while avoiding extreme pressures.
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The Sensitive Sigma Paddle provides a clear guideline for every breast compression
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Highly reproducible breast compression with a same physical experience, year after year.
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Patented new technology which takes breast sizes and stiffness into account.

We are inspired to improve mammography

 

Worldwide, over 150 million mammograms are performed every year. To get the best image quality with the least amount of radiation, the breast needs to be compressed.


We developed a patented technology for a highly reproducible procedure without unnecessary discomfort. An optimized breast examination contributes to the early detection of cancer which ultimately can saves lives.

Latest news, publications and more related articles

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

2016 - Force balancing in mammographic compression
Skin stretching is often regarded as an inevitable side-effect of mammographic breast compression, but this study shows that much unnecessary stretching can be avoided by adequately adjusting the position of the X-ray image receptor to the height of the patient...
2015 - Mammographic compression - A need for mechanical standardization
This report reveals how large the variation in applied force and pressure is in current daily practice, and concludes that calculating and tracking compression pressure could help to standardize quality and patient experience in mammography...

Press

2015-11-06 - CE marking for Sensitive Sigma Paddle
SigmaScreening B.V. earned an important certification for the EU this week and wants to quickly make this innovation available to as many women as possible.
2015-06-19 - Participation fund invests in SigmaScreening
SigmaScreening B.V. has successfully concluded its financing round after signing a strategic collaboration with the Participation Fund of De Friesland Insurance (DFZ)...

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Other news

2016-02-05 - Trouw (national Dutch paper)
Het röntgenonderzoek naar borstkanker doet vaak pijn. De borsten worden met soms twintig kilo kracht tussen twee platen platgedrukt. Eindelijk is er een nieuwe techniek.
2015-12-26 - De Morgen (Flemish newspaper)
Nieuwe techniek maakt borstonderzoek minder pijnlijk. Speciale aandrukplaat 'personaliseert' druk op de borsten bij het maken van röntgenfoto's.