Hologic launches 3D ultrasound imaging on SuperSonic MACH 40

Dec. 23, 2020

Hologic announced that 3D ultrasound imaging is now available on the SuperSonic MACH 40 ultrasound system. Clinicians can now access high-resolution B-mode and ShearWave PLUS elastography 3D volumes, which are designed to enhance diagnostic certainty, according to a press release.

 With the 3D volumetric data acquired on the SuperSonic MACH 40 system, clinicians can see areas of interest from a new perspective. Breast tissue can be visualized in any scanning plane of the 3D volume, including coronal or C-plane. MultiSlice display allows these 3D volumes to be viewed slice-by-slice, while MultiPlanar display virtually reconstructs the slices in any orientation using the acquired and stored volume. The system’s volumetric transducer allows users to easily and rapidly acquire these 3D images with no resolution loss, regardless of where a lesion is located within the breast.

The additional diagnostic details provided by 3D imaging may assist clinicians in the workup of difficult lesions, including in patients with dense breast tissue. Furthermore, pairing 3D imaging with the system’s ShearWave PLUS elastography may also contribute to more accurate tumor size estimation and clear margin definition in pre-operative settings. In addition, the combination may play a role in monitoring and evaluating breast cancer patients during and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

The SuperSonic MACH 40 system has an image capture capacity of up to 20,000 frames per second, which ensures smooth images with reduced speckle and improved lesion conspicuity for enhanced diagnostic confidence.

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