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Improving detection of Breast Cancer with compression at optimal pressure
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Personalized breast compression without unnecessary discomfort.
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Reproducible mammogram while avoiding
extreme pressures.
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Clear visual guideline for
every breast compression.
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Highly reproducible breast compression, year after year.
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Patented technology that optimizes breast compression
to what is strictly necessary.

We are inspired to improve mammography

 

Worldwide, circa 150 million mammographic examinations 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

News

Asian study of over 15,000 mammograms underlines the potential value of Sigmascreening’s Sensitive SigmaTM Paddle solution for pressure guided mammography
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4 September, 2017 – Sigmascreening, a Dutch MedTech developer and world leader in the field of pressure based digital mammography and breast cancer screening, announces that a study of in total 15,898 in digital mammograms...
Sigmascreening will be sharing at the Congrès SIFEM exciting feedback from their new installation
In the context of a larger research study on the influence of the use of the Sensitive Sigma™ Paddle on compression practices, patient satisfaction, dose and image quality at the Centre Réne Huguenin- Institut Curie: the preliminary results showed a...

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

2017 - Pressure-standardised mammography does not affect visibility, contrast and sharpness of stable lesions.
Four experienced radiologists scored visibility, contrast and sharpness for 188 stable lesions and structures that were visible in pairs of mammograms: those obtained with a pain-tolerance limited 18 decanewton target force compression protocol and those obtained with the Sigmascreening 10 kPa (75 mmHg) pressure-standardized compression protocol. The latter compressions were significantly milder but nonetheless the lesion visibility, contrast and sharpness were statistically not inferior.
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...