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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

Affirmative paper for pressure based compression from the Norwegian screening
Recently, a paper from the Norwegian screening program appeared online in which they compared three different compression paddles. A fixed study paddle with pressure indication was compared to a conventional flex paddle and a conventional fixed...
Sigmascreening participates in the European Consortium "InMediValue"
Together with German-Dutch medical technology companies and research institutes, Sigmascreening participates in the European Consortium "InMediValue". The consortium is working on improving medical imaging for breast cancer with new technologies.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

2019 - Breast compression and experienced pain during mammography by use of three different compression paddles
In this paper from the Norwegian screening program, they compared three different compression paddles. A fixed study paddle with pressure indication was compared to a conventional flex paddle and a conventional fixed paddle without pressure indication.Pain experience (NRS) was collected in 4,675 women. Between the flex paddle and the study paddle no significant difference was found (2.5), but between the conventional fixed paddle and the fixed study paddle with pressure indicator, a significant difference was found in favor of the pressure-based study paddle. Our conclusion is that the range of the pain relieving effects of pressure based compression depends on the historical way of working, which leads to already low pain scores. The combination of a flex paddle with pressure sensing, is very promising. On top of this, a pressure-based way of working goes beyond pain and discomfort. It also reduces variations, improves workflow and facilitates a better communication with the patient.
2018 - Clinical validation of a pressure-standardized compression mammography system
In a retrospective study, mammograms acquired using a pressure-standardized compression protocol were intra-individually compared with the prior mammograms using a force-standardized compression. Pressure-standardized compression provided a mean breast pressure that was almost independent on breast size. Additionally, the mean pressure was significantly lower and the number of over-compressions (>20 kPa) reduced significantly for the pressure-standardized compared to the force-standardized protocol, suggesting a reduction of patient discomfort and pain.