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Verbeterde detectie van borstkanker door compressie met optimale druk
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Borstcompressie op maat zonder onnodig ongemak.
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Vrouwvriendelijker en geoptimaliseerd mammografie onderzoek.
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Visuele feedback tot de optimale druk op de borst is bereikt.
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Een vergelijkbare ervaring van het borstonderzoek jaar na jaar.
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Gepatenteerde technologie die de borstcompressie beperkt tot wat strikt noodzakelijk is.

Wij zijn geïnspireerd om mammografie te verbeteren

 

Wereldwijd worden jaarlijks meer dan 150 miljoen mammografie onderzoeken verricht. Voor een goede borstfoto met een zo laag mogelijke stralingsdosis is het noodzakelijk om de borst te fixeren en plat te drukken.


Wij hebben een gepatenteerde technologie ontwikkeld voor een zeer reproduceerbare borstcompressie zonder onnodig ongemak. Een geöptimaliseerd borstonderzoek draagt bij aan de vroegtijdige opsporing van kanker hetgeen uiteindelijk levens kan redden.

Laatste nieuws, publicaties en meer gerelateerde artikelen

Nieuws

2018-03-02 - Diagnostic Imaging Europe
This article reviews the mechanical properties of the breast in compression. The optimal mean pressure value of 10 kPa is determined and related to research on physiologic pressure effects. Stiffening of the breast tissue correlates with...
The patient becomes central to the quality of her own mammogram
It was at the Institut Curie in 2017 that the Sensitive Sigma™ compression paddle was installed and used for the 1st time in France. This technological innovation, developed by the company Sigmascreening, optimizes breast compression during...

Publicaties in vakbladen en tijdschriften

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. 
2017 - Influence of breast compression pressure on the performance of population-based mammography screening
In a retrospective study of 57,179 women participating in the Dutch population based screening program with a total of 132,776 digital mammographic examinations, digital image analysis was used to determine the pressure exercised during image acquisition. Volpara software was used for the analysis. The data were subdivided into quintiles of pressure and the number of screen-detected cancers, interval cancers, false positives, and true negatives were determined for each of the 5 groups. Generalized estimating equations (GEE) were used to account for confounders; pair-wise testing for significant differences was performed. In conclusion; results suggest that if too much pressure is applied during mammography this may reduce sensitivity. In contrast, if pressure is low this may decrease specificity.  A similar study on data of the Norwegian population based screening was recently published by N. Moshina et al in Breast Cancer Res Tr  (2017 Jun;163(3):605-613),  with comparable results.