SoftVue utilizes TriAD technology for screening dense breasts
Delphinus Medical Technologies announced the latest installation of its SoftVue 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound Tomography System since FDA approval of its advanced technology for screening women with dense breast tissue.
“SoftVue addresses the critical need for an effective, comfortable breast cancer screening solution for women with dense breasts. We are confident SoftVue screening will lead to saving lives, and are excited to have University of Rochester embrace this leadership position at the forefront of a paradigm shift in breast cancer screening,” said Mark J. Forchette, president and CEO, Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc. “Interest in SoftVue is advancing significantly around the country, and we have recently expanded our team, including appointing Scott White as Chief Commercial Officer, to support our growing customer base and help interested sites advance their dense breast screening programs.”
SoftVue, a 3D whole breast ultrasound tomography system for screening dense breasts, was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2021. When paired with mammography, SoftVue has been shown to identify up to 20% more cancers while also reducing false positives and decreasing unnecessary call-backs and biopsies in women with dense breasts, according to the company.
“Breast imaging radiologists are very aware of the limitations of mammography in women with dense breasts. At least 40% of US women have dense breasts. We need to do better and 3D imaging is the wave of the future,” said Avice M. O’Connell, MD, FACR, FSBI, FRCPI, FAIUM, Division Head of Breast Imaging, Professor of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester. “SoftVue will allow us to detect more cancers in women with dense breasts, is operator-independent ensuring consistent and reliable image acquisition and offers a comfortable patient experience that is unmatched by any other imaging modality currently in the marketplace.”
According to the creators of SoftVue, the technology was developed to address the unmet clinical need for early breast cancer detection in individuals with dense breast tissue and provides a new annual screening solution for this population. The system identifies more cancers, with fewer callbacks, using a proprietary TriAD (Triple Acoustic Detection) technology that effectively characterizes tissue by recording reflection, speed and direction of sound waves moving through breast tissue, unlike traditional ultrasound which utilizes only reflection, they added.“As a national leading medical center in the community, we are focused on providing our patients with the best care leveraging the latest, state of the art technology. We are thrilled to be the first healthcare system in the region to offer SoftVue to our patients,” said Jennifer A. Harvey, MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Imaging Sciences at University of Rochester Medical Center. “SoftVue will allow us to detect more cancers earlier and can be performed on the same day as a patient’s mammogram, saving them time.”