A new device that measures pressure instead of force may reduce the discomfort of breast compression
Additionally the scans were quick (approximately 12 minutes per breast) and required no breast compression
CTLM uses state-of the-art laser technology and proprietary computed algorithms instead of x-rays and breast compression
to create three-dimensional views of the blood supply in the breast.
It is less expensive than MRI, there are no contrast injections, no radio nuclide injections, no radiation and no breast compression
The potential for the CTLM[R] system to substantially increase the detection rate of primary breast cancer in younger women and women with dense breast tissue is truly remarkable, and the fact that this technology neither involves the use of ionizing radiation (X-ray) nor requires any form of breast compression
, is likely to substantially increase the speed with which it will be adopted into routine clinical practice," stated Mr.
ARIA BIS addresses many of these issues as the system does not use ionizing radiation, does not use contrast agents or gels and breast compression
is to patient comfort.
A system requiring no uncomfortable breast compression
while still being able to image patients with dense breasts (increasing diagnostic effectiveness across a broader population) looks like a winner.
Using laser-based technology, the company has created a more comfortable, radiation-free breast examination that does not require breast compression