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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


Sensitive Sigma™ Paddle released in Screening Bremen (Germany)
Reference Center Mammography North in Germany has released the Sensitive Sigma™ Paddle from Sigmascreening in the breast screening of Bremen.
Asian study of over 15,000 mammograms underlines the potential value of Sigmascreening’s Sensitive Sigma™ 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...

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

2017 - Mammographic compression at Asian women
This study showed that a force-standardized mammographic compression practice led to widely variable compression parameters in Asian women. Asian women, who generally have smaller breasts, are subject to force standardized protocols. These protocols have largely been optimized for Caucasian women and might not be suitable for them. The mean ± standard deviation compression pressure for all mammograms (n = 15818) was 17.77±10.51 kPa. A phantom study showed that reducing compression force in Asian women has a limited impact on image quality and mean glandular dose.
2017 - Is breast compression associated with breast cancer detection and other early performance measures in a population-based breast cancer screening program?
To investigate early performance measures in a population-based breast cancer screening program, this study extracted compression force information and calculated pressure from DICOM-images on 261,641 mammographic examinations from 93,444 subsequently screened women. Results indicate that high compression force and low compression pressure provided more favorable performance measures, compared with low compression force and high compression pressure.