Two facilities recently installed Carestream’s digital breast tomosynthesis module (DBT). In Canada, Owen Sound Hospital, a member of Grey Bruce Health Services of Canada, recently invested in the technology. Overseas, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova (IRCCS) of Italy also installed the module.

According to the manufacturer, providers are getting on board with the DBT module because of its ability to streamline reading workflows by displaying DBT exams and images from other mammography modalities on its Vue Mammography Workstation.

“Healthcare providers are attracted to our DBT module because it provides the ability to view 2D, DBT and images from other mammography modalities from the same desktop. Native DBT tools and hanging protocols further expedite the reading and interpretation of mammography exams,” said Ron Muscosky, Worldwide Product Line Manager, Healthcare Information Solutions, Carestream Health.  

Specialized tools to enhance reading include: automatic positioning of DBT and mammograms can eliminate manual manipulations; automatic “same sizing” of DBT and mammograms aid in comparing changes in anatomy; and concurrent magnifying glasses provide close-up comparison of pathology across multiple views and procedures. DBT exams can be viewed in cine mode or by scrolling.

The Vue Mammography Workstation displays traditional mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and general radiology exams to equip radiologists to work efficiently from a single desktop. Carestream has more than 1,000 Vue Mammography Workstations installed worldwide.