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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


2019-10-25 Sint Lucas’ experience with the pressure-based mammography paddle.
Interview by DIEurope with dr. Hilde Goris, specialized breast radiologist in the Sint Lucas Hospital, Bruges, Belgium and Prof. Hilde Bosmans, head of the Department of Medical Physics & Quality assessment at the UZ Leuven on their clinical...
2019-10-16 Interview with co-founder of Sigmascreening
Sigmascreening has revolutionised mammography with its personalised pressure-based technology. Will this innovation save thousands of lives?

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

2019 - Breast compression and reported pain during mammographic screening
This study showed that a compression pressure of 10.3 - 13.5 kPa was acceptable with respect to reported pain during mammography. Besides, the lowest predicted reported pain scores were observed for compression pressures between 8 kPa and 13 kPa, when using a conventional fixed compression paddle.
2019 - Evaluation of pressure-controlled mammography compression paddles with respect to force-controlled compression paddles in clinical practice
The objective of this study, published in European Radiology, was to evaluate the pressure-controlled paddle by comparing it to the standard force-controlled paddle. As a response, a letter to the editor was written.