Be Sure. Siemens True Breast Tomosynthesis.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. To treat it, you must find it. Early detection and reliable diagnosis are keys to survival. Today’s gold standard, 2D mammography, does not always deliver clear results. Especially with dense breast tissue, the results of 2D imaging can be uncertain.
Siemens True Breast Tomosynthesis introduces a new level of confidence in breast cancer detection and diagnosis. It’s a 3D option with the Siemens MAMMOMAT Inspiration mammography platform that delivers true distinction in the marketplace:
- Wide-angle image acquisition at 50 degrees
- 25 projections acquired across the 50-degree arc
- High-quality images for more reliable diagnosis to detect malignant tumors better than standard 2D digital mammography alone, with fewer recalls.
Imaging has always been a core Siemens competence. Our breast tomosynthesis solution, derived from Siemens CT technology, allows physicians and patients to feel confident by reducing unnecessary recalls and improving the early stage detection rate. With True Breast Tomosynthesis, Siemens opens a new chapter in mammography diagnostics. High spatial resolution and the large acquisition angle of 50o allow for excellent resolution depth and superior reconstruction results. This leads to fewer artifacts and greater image detail, thereby improving diagnostic capabilities. The number of projection images and the angular range of the tomosynthesis system directly affect the quality of the resulting 3D image. Optimizing both criteria, Siemens offers physicians an excellent diagnostic basis.
How tomosynthesis works
A full-field digital mammography system acquires multiple projection images of the breast. The X-ray tube moves through a 50 degree arc above the stationary detector, acquiring an image every two degrees for a total of 25 projections. The projection images are reconstructed into a 3D volume in DICOM format for flexible display on reading and reporting workstations. Reviewing physicians can scroll through the slices for a comprehensive overview. The 3D image quality and depth resolution directly depend on the number of projections, angle size and reconstruction algorithm.
Be wide-awake to all that wide-angle breast tomosynthesis can do for you. Most of all, be sure.