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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

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

2016 - Performance of Breast Cancer Screening Depends on Mammographic Compression
Breast Cancer detection and Positive Predictive value (PPV) are 20-30% significantly better with the highest PPV at compression pressures between 9.18 kPa, and 10.7 kPa; this correspondents to approximately with 75 mmHg. These results strongly support the hypothesis that there is an optimal pressure during breast compression...
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...

Press

2016-01-27 - Joint project of SigmaScreening and ScreenPoint Medical receives subsidy from European Fund for Regional Development
Mechanical breast parameters that can be obtained with the Sensitive Sigma Paddel may improve the sensitivity of Computer Aided Diagnosis developed by ScreenPoint Medical.
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.

PhD Thesis

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.