RICHLAND, Wash., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Imaging Technologies,
today announced the ARIA Breast Imaging System (BIS)
a real-time through-wave ultrasound imaging system that uses the diffractive
properties of sound combined with holography (HU) to create highly-detailed,
three-dimensional images of breast tissue, is now equipped for image-guided
biopsy. The automated system has clinically proven to provide superior views
of the breast tissue, especially dense tissue, while delivering better data
for enhanced diagnostic decision-making. The system's image-guidance for
biopsy will be demonstrated in booth #2179 at the Radiological Society of
North America (RSNA) Scientific Sessions November
25-29, 2007 in Chicago.
Until now, women with dense breast tissue have had few options, as
mammography is ineffective for dense tissue. This is significant given the
link between tissue density and breast cancer documented in a New England
Journal of Medicine (http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/356/3/227)
2007 study. ARIA BIS effectively penetrates dense tissue, is automated with
whole- breast presentation capabilities and provides high spatial and
contrast resolution. In addition, the system allows for retrieval of prior
comparative studies for quick cross-correlation with known landmarks for
year to year comparison.
"Our technology has proven to have superior spatial and contrast
resolution, especially in dense tissue," said Jeanette Griscavage-Ennis,
PhD, Manager, Clinical Applications. "The data we capture is saturated with
critical information that is important for diagnostic procedures such as
biopsy. Our real-time image-guidance capabilities provide physicians with
precision for improved biopsy accuracy," added Griscavage-Ennis."
Breast imaging has become a multimodality process intended to improve
detection, diagnosis and staging of breast cancer. The result is earlier
detection and improved outcomes for thousands of women. However, use of
multiple modalities has real economic implications for workflow and
efficiency. Low reimbursement rates make it difficult for imaging centers
to stay financially sound and although demand for breast imaging services
has increased, the numbers of imaging clinics has decreased.
Minimally operator dependent, ARIA BIS seamlessly blends the critical
elements of multiple modalities into a single system that integrates easily
into the patient work-up while improving workflow and efficiency. The
system is PACS/DICOM compliant and features a flexible workstation that
interfaces effortlessly with multiple imaging and reporting systems.
The ARIA BIS is FDA cleared for breast imaging and image-guided breast
biopsy. Learn more about ARIA BIS at http://www.aitimaging.com.
Contact: Stephanie Hartwig
P 509-375-3100 C 509-430-3515
SOURCE Advanced Imaging Technologies