The Baptist Health medical system in Jacksonville, Fla, has installed VuCOMP’s M-Vu Breast Density and M-Vu Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) for Mammography systems, becoming the first in the region to use both breast cancer detection technologies.

M-Vu CAD uses mathematical algorithms to analyze mammograms and indicate potentially cancerous areas. M-Vu Breast Density analyzes the structure and texture of breast tissue, instead of just fibroglandular volume. Together, the two systems calculate a percentage of dense breast tissue and assign it a density category based on the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) standard. M-Vu CAD received FDA approval for digital mammography in October 2012, while M-Vu Breast Density received FDA approval in December 2013.

“I’ve seen firsthand the difference that early detection can make for women with breast cancer, so I’m a passionate advocate for any technology that can help me make that difference,” said Christine A.J.  Granfield, MD, medical director of breast imaging at Baptist Health. “We find the M-Vu computer-generated Breast Density values very beneficial and consistent. Also, the M-Vu CAD identifies areas of suspicion more accurately than our previous system, and is therefore more usable and effective.”