Breast cancer detection is a critical component of women’s health care and for a good reason. Traditional mammograms are uncomfortable, and cancer detection within dense breast tissue is particularly complicated and full of false positives.
Improving digital images for breast cancer screenings is vital in catching breast cancer early when the consequences are lower, and the treatments are more effective. With technology supporting digital mammograms and 3D mammography, Analogic is leading the way for women’s health care.
Direct Conversion Digital Mammography Detectors
Analogic is an established worldwide leader in direct conversion digital detector technology used in digital mammography. Breast imaging must be complete, fast, and efficient, leading to better early diagnosis with fewer false positives.
We develop and manufacture flat-panel, direct conversion digital detectors used by major medical OEMs in mammography systems. These plates capture image data directly onto a patented detector made with a layer of amorphous selenium deposited onto a thin-film transistor array. Images of the breast are more precise and more supportive of correct diagnosis without burdening the patient.
Computer-aided detection improves radiology outcomes by taking clearer images despite differences in breast density. Where film mammography struggled, digital breast tomosynthesis uses digital cameras with lower radiation doses for early detection of breast cancer. High-risk patients are more supported, and new technology makes cancer detection more widely available.
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Our amorphous selenium technology enables the highest quality radiographic images available and faster patient throughput. Patients with positive diagnoses have greater access to early cancer treatments when the prognosis is much more favorable.
Tomosynthesis Ready Technology
Our detector technology enables digital tomosynthesis. Multiple projection images are taken across the breast from one side to the other at different angles. The projection images are reconstructed to form a 3D image for improved reading accuracy and reduced false positives. Imagine more accurate screening tests with efficient mammography exams and lower radiation exposure.
Conventional mammography cannot produce the outcomes Analogic’s technology is capable of. It’s time to improve women’s health care and bypass standard mammography for computer-aided detection and radiology of the future.
Images courtesy of Siemens Heathcare and Malmö University Hospital. Investigational Device. Limited by U.S. Federal Law to investigational Use. Work in progress and not commercially available in the U.S