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25 – 26 September 2021 | Mammasonographiekurs
Professional training with industry exhibition
University Hospital Erlangen, Germany (DE)

28 September 2021 | Mamma-CT (Edumed)
Webinar (DE)

06 October 2021 | EUSOBI Congress – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thinking women! Compression-free 3D imaging with Breast CT
Online (EN)

23 October 2021 | g’scheid schlau
Science Weekend Nuremberg/Fürth/Erlangen
Online (DE)

28 – 29 October 2021 | Radiologie der Zukunft
Conference with industry exhibition, via Schenk Röntgenbedarf
Zurich, Switzerland (DE)

04 – 05 November | Radiologie-Kongress Ruhr
Presentation “Mamma-CT, senologische Diagnostik in einer neuen Dimension” (Mammadiagnostik I)
Dortmund, Germany (DE)

28 November – 01 December 2021 | RSNA 2021
Chicago (EN)

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17-09-2021 / Erlangen


g'scheid schlau - Langes Wochenende der Wissenschaften - Brust-CT

g’scheid schlau Science Weekend

g'scheid schlau - Langes Wochenende der Wissenschaften - Brust-CT

AB-CT is proud to take part in the online premiere of the Nuremberg/Fürth/Erlangen science weekend, an annual highlight in the Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region’s calendar.

From 21 – 24 October 2021, more than 80 institutions, companies and organizations will provide first-hand insight into their cutting-edge research, easily accessible for everyone. Choose from over 200 bit-sized live presentations – and mark your calendar for the breast CT slot: What exactly is breast CT? What does the examination look like? How can it work without any breast compression? What’s the technology behind? Register online to find out.

Brust-CT – Tag der offenen (Scanner-)Tür (invitation flyer – PDF, DE)
Saturday, 23.10.2021 – 20:30h – 21:00h
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Kolditz, CTO AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT

More information & registration: www.gscheid-schlau.de

Please note that this event will be in German language.

09-09-2021 / Erlangen


Edumed Webinar 2021 Mamma CT

Webinar Mamma CT

Edumed Webinar 2021 Mamma CT

New Edumed “Mamma CT” webinar. Get to know the revolutionary breast imaging modality that sets the stage for a truly revolutionary breast imaging experience. Learn more about the technology, scanner design and dose efficiency; how a breast CT examination is performed; image quality; pros and cons compared to conventional breast imaging methods; as well as first-hand insights from clinical practice.

Presenters: Ludger Hajduk, AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT; Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Boss, senior consultant responsible for breast imaging at the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich

Date: Tuesday, 28.09.2021, 19:00 h – 21:00 h

The webinar is hosted by Edumed, a leading MR and CT training provider for Switzerland, Austria and Germany. More information and registration: Webinar Mamma-CT (Edumed AG)

Please note that the webinar will be in German language.

25-08-2021 / Erlangen


Breast-CT Press release

Breast CT: New modality with a lot of potential

Breast-CT Press release

“Another new modality. We’ve only been introduced to tomosynthesis a few years ago. MRI hasn’t fully been established yet either. Is this really necessary?” With this provocative question, Prof. Dr. Evelyn Wenkel, senior radiologist at the Institute of Radioloy of the University Hospital Erlangen opened her presentation during the 25th International Training Course “Moderne Mammadiagnostik und -therapie” – and was referring to breast CT.

Learn what experiences the radiologists at the University Hospital Erlangen have gained with nu:view so far, and why breast CT might actually become a real alternative to the conventional breast imaging modalities.

Full press release for download (PDF, German language):
Mammadiagnostik: Ist das Brust-CT eine Alternative?

08-07-2021 / Erlangen


Interview article: Breast CT in women with breast implants

New Diagnostic Imaging Europe nu:view user interview!

This time, it’s with Prof. Andreas Boss, Senior Consultant responsible for breast imaging at the University Hospital Zurich and longest-standing nu:view user since 2018, who speaks about the way the system is used in an opportunistic screening setting in the Swiss canton of Zurich, and his findings on the examination of patients with implants in particular. Informative read (3 pages)!

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT in women with breast implants (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, June 2021) (PDF)

 

 

New Diagnostic Imaging Europe nu:view user interview!

This time, it’s with Prof. Andreas Boss, Senior Consultant responsible for breast imaging at the University Hospital Zurich and longest-standing nu:view user since 2018, who speaks about the way the system is used in an opportunistic screening setting in the Swiss canton of Zurich, and his findings on the examination of patients with implants in particular. Informative read (3 pages)!

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT in women with breast implants (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, June 2021) (PDF)

“In one patient extensive calcifications were found in the capsule fibrosis, and was best detected in breast-CT. In the surrounding glandular breast tissue, we were able to show that both microcalcifications and soft tissue lesions can be detected, which justifies the use of breast-CT in patients with breast implants not just for diagnostic and screening purposes, but also for follow-up examinations after breast cancer.”

„There are typically two complications associated with silicone implants, namely rupture and capsule fibrosis. Both show typical patterns in breast-CT. In case of rupture, the so-called “linguine signs” which are caused by the broken elastomeric casing of the implant can be clearly seen. […] Capsule fibrosis is the other common problem of silicone implants, and is caused by a foreign body reaction of the surrounding tissue. Often, capsule fibroses show calcifications, which can only be visualized using breast-CT. […]“

“We receive excellent feedback from those patients, with more than 90% expressing positive acceptance of the new technique. Because of this we have a growing number of women referred to us for breast-CT.”

“To summarize our experience with breast-CT in patients with silicone implants and its role in a regimen using supplemental ultrasound in patients with dense breasts we found that it is a breast imaging modality of high accuracy and with a radiation dose similar to mammography. With its many advantages over alternative imaging modalities, breast-CT has the potential to become the modality of choice for both breast cancer screening and diagnostic imaging.”

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29-06-2021 / Erlangen


Screenshot of a breast taken with nu:view breast CT

Breast CT – a milestone in breast imaging

Screenshot of a breast taken with nu:view breast CT

“Breast diagnostics in a new dimension: high resolution, 3-dimensional images of the female breast, acquired by a dedicated CT scanner, the mamma CT.”

Watch the 3 min. TV report that was aired on WDR Lokalzeit Dortmund earlier this year – now with English subtitles. Hear what patient Julia T. who got her breasts checked and radiologist Dr. Karsten Ridder have to say about the compression-free breast imaging modality.

“Breast diagnostics in a new dimension: high resolution, 3-dimensional images of the female breast, acquired by a dedicated CT scanner, the mamma CT.”

Watch the 3 min. TV report that was aired on WDR Lokalzeit Dortmund earlier this year – now with English subtitles. Hear what patient Julia T. who got her breasts checked and radiologist Dr. Karsten Ridder have to say about the compression-free breast imaging modality.

WDR Lokalzeit Dortmund – Breast CT, with friendly permission (German language, English subtitles; 3 min.)

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15-06-2021 / Erlangen


Breast-CT at Mamma Course in Erlangen

Mamma Course of the University Hospital Erlangen 2.-3. July 2021

Breast-CT at Mamma Course in Erlangen

We are very pleased to take part in the virtual exhibition at the Mamma Course “Modern Breast Diagnostics and Therapy” of the University Hospital Erlangen.

The 2-day online training chaired by Prof. Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland and Prof. Michael Uder will encompass various methods of breast diagnostics and go into the experience of using nu:view breast CT in Erlangen.

We are very pleased to take part in the virtual exhibition at the Mamma Course “Modern Breast Diagnostics and Therapy” of the University Hospital Erlangen.

The 2-day online training chaired by Prof. Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland and Prof. Michael Uder will encompass various methods of breast diagnostics and go into the experience of using nu:view breast CT in Erlangen.

Friday, 02. July 2021, 18:35h – 19:20h
Brust-CT: update and future
Prof. Evelyn Wenkel, University Hospital Erlangen

During the breaks, you will have the opportunity to chat with our experts.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Click here for the program schedule.*

Further information

* Please note that the congress language is German

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16-04-2021 / Erlangen


Dr. Karsten Ridder in an interview with Direct Conversion

Interview with Dr. Ridder

Dr. Karsten Ridder in an interview with Direct Conversion

Another great breast CT story!

After a year of using nu:view in his practice, radiologist Dr. Karsten Ridder sums up his experience and the patient feedback in an interview with York Hämisch, Director of Sales for Medical and Research at Direct Conversion.

23-03-2021 / Erlangen


Apotheken Umschau | Blick in die Brust: Was können die Verfahren?

Breast CT featured in Germany’s largest healthcare magazine

Apotheken Umschau | Blick in die Brust: Was können die Verfahren?

The current issue of Germany’s largest healthcare magazine (18 mio monthly readers) takes a look at the current standard breast imaging solutions – mammography, tomosynthesis, ultrasound and MRI – and breast CT!

We are excited that the potential of this compression-free modality is now being introduced to the broader public!

Contact us to learn more.

23-02-2021 / Erlangen


AB-CT@ ECR21

JOIN US ONLINE @ ECR 2021 Virtual Exhibition, March 3-10

AB-CT@ ECR21

Curious what to expect at the AB-CT booth at ECR 2021?

  • fascinating real 3D images taken with nu:view
  • a radiologists insights – a nu:view user shares his experience
  • diagnostic value and cutting edge technology of mamma CT
  • the gantry – what a breast CT scan looks like from the inside
  • information hub with recommended readings, research publications and carefully curated videos
  • the possibility to meet and chat with us

We are looking forward to meeting and live-chat with you!

Curious what to expect at the AB-CT booth at ECR 2021?

  • fascinating real 3D images taken with nu:view
  • a radiologists insights – a nu:view user shares his experience
  • diagnostic value and cutting edge technology of mamma CT
  • the gantry – what a breast CT scan looks like from the inside
  • information hub with recommended readings, research publications and carefully curated videos
  • the possibility to meet and chat with us

We are looking forward to meeting and live-chat with you!

Please note that this is a ticketed event, registration is required.

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11-12-2020 / Erlangen / Dortmund


Diagnostic Imaging Europe Nov 2020 Breast CT

nu:view User Interview is Diagnostic Imaging Europe Cover Story

Diagnostic Imaging Europe Nov 2020 Breast CT

nu:view has made it on the front cover of the latest issue of Diagnostic Imaging Europe (DIE)!

In this 4-page exclusive user interview, Dr. Karsten Ridder of MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund gives detailed first-hand insight into his experience with the system, including the tangible benefits for imaging diagnostics, as well as his radiology practice and patients.

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT – A Ground-breaking Innovation (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, Nov 2020) (PDF)

 

nu:view has made it on the front cover of the latest issue of Diagnostic Imaging Europe (DIE)!

In this 4-page exclusive user interview, Dr. Karsten Ridder of MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund gives detailed first-hand insight into his experience with the system, including the tangible benefits for imaging diagnostics, as well as his radiology practice and patients.

Download the full interview here:
Breast CT – A Ground-breaking Innovation (Diagnostic Imaging Europe, Nov 2020) (PDF)

 

“I am not exaggerating when I say that from my point of view the performance of the Mamma-CT system is simply breath-taking. With every case, the image quality is like something out of science fiction.”

“It is the only modality which combines 3D visualization of masses, calcifications, architectural distortions and contrast enhancement in one go.”

“For me it is thus very close to a “onestop shop” in that in a single examination it provides more reliable data and information than any other machine on the market.”

“(…) if you take the positive reaction of the women to the short, pain-free examination on the one hand with the high sensitivity and specificity on the other, the combination makes the future of the new system look very promising.”

 

Background illustration: Tomislav Jakupec / Pixabay
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12-11-2020 / Erlangen


Mamma CT breast CT silicone implant

Breast CT a “promising modality” for women with implants

Mamma CT breast CT silicone implant

Did you know there’s a way for compression-free diagnosticimaging for women with breast implants, without the wait and shortcomings of MRI?

Initial experience recently published in a study by the University Hospital Zurich* confirms spiral breast CT to present “a promising modality for evaluating breast density, implant integrity, extensive capsular fibrosis, soft tissue lesions and micro-/macrocalcifications without the need of breast compression utilizing a lower dose compared to doses reported for conventional four-view mammography.”

Read the full research article to learn more.

Did you know there’s a way for compression-free diagnosticimaging for women with breast implants, without the wait and shortcomings of MRI?

Initial experience recently published in a study by the University Hospital Zurich* confirms spiral breast CT to present “a promising modality for evaluating breast density, implant integrity, extensive capsular fibrosis, soft tissue lesions and micro-/macrocalcifications without the need of breast compression utilizing a lower dose compared to doses reported for conventional four-view mammography.”

Read the full research article to learn more.

*observational study of initial experiences with images of 21 women with implants (silicone/saline), Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. L. Ruby, S. Shim, N. Berger, M. Marcon, T. Frauenfelder, A. Boss. “Diagnostic value of a spiral breast computed tomography system equipped with photon counting detector technology in patients with implants”. In: Medicine 99.30 (2020), e20797. doi:10.1097/md.0000000000020797

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04-11-2020 / Erlangen


Presseberichterstattung_nuview2020_Web

National German media outlets report on nu:view breast CT

Presseberichterstattung_nuview2020_Web

After multiple reports in the local media over the past months, our breast CT system nu:view has now also caught the attention of the national press.

At the end of breast cancer awareness month October, major media outlets such as t-online, ZEIT ONLINE, Handelsblatt, RTL online and Münchner Merkur picked up  the topic – and introduced breast CT as a new, innovative approach for breast imaging.

“We are very much delighted that the Germany-wide coverage introduces our spiral breast CT to a broader audience, and more women will be informed about this diagnostic possibility,” says Benjamin Kalender, CEO of AB-CT. “Today, mamma diagnostics does no longer have to mean breast compression.”

After multiple reports in the local media over the past months, our breast CT system nu:view has now also caught the attention of the national press.

At the end of breast cancer awareness month October, major media outlets such as t-online, ZEIT ONLINE, Handelsblatt, RTL online and Münchner Merkur picked up  the topic – and introduced breast CT as a new, innovative approach for breast imaging.

“We are very much delighted that the Germany-wide coverage introduces our spiral breast CT to a broader audience, and more women will be informed about this diagnostic possibility,” says Benjamin Kalender, CEO of AB-CT. “Today, mamma diagnostics does no longer have to mean breast compression.”

Excerpt of recent publications (in German language):

Brustkrebs frühzeitig erkennen: Gibt es Alternativen zur Mammographie? (t-online)

Wie Mediziner Brustkrebs auf die Schliche kommen (ZEIT ONLINE)

Brustdiagnostik in neuer Dimension: Hightech-Brust-CT im MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund (IN-StadtMagazine, aktuelle Lokalberichterstattung Dortmund)

Weltneuheit – Mammadiagnostik ohne Kompression: Neues Brust-CT in Regensburger Radiologiepraxis im MediPark (Lokalberichterstattung Regensburg, Archiv)

 

image credits: MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner; Andrys Stienstra/Pixabay (background image “newspapers”, modified)

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07-10-2020 / Erlangen


EXAMION wird Partner von AB-CT

Wir freuen uns sehr, Examion als strategischen Partner an unserer Seite zu haben und so Branchen-Know-how und innovative Technologie zu bündeln.

Pressemitteilung


01-10-2020 / Erlangen


Breast Cancer Awareness Month October – AB-CT goes pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the following weeks, the prevention, research and treatment of breast cancer will come into the spotlight all over the world. The colour pink and the pink ribbon serve as international symbols of solidarity with women and men affected by breast cancer.

We at AB-CT would also like to raise awareness for this vital cause and highlight the importance of an early and reliable diagnosis – which can be life-saving.

With this in mind: Think Pink and have a look at our new website during October!

Disclaimer: image has been digitally altered (pink scanner serves for illustration purposes only).

22-07-2020 / Erlangen


Brust CT in radiologischen Praxen

Press release: First Spiral Breast CTs Installed at Two Radiology Practices in Germany

Brust CT in radiologischen Praxen

For the first time, AB-CT has installed the spiral breast ct system nu:view in two radiology practices:

The two devices at MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund, Germany and at DIE RADIOLOGEN in Regensburg, Germany are the first installations of the high-tech breast imaging modality in a non-hospital environment.

Dr. med. Karsten Ridder (MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock and Partner) and Dr. med. Andreas Kämena (DIE RADIOLOGEN) share their medical experience and discuss the added value of breast CT compared to conventional diagnostic imaging methods.

Press release

For the first time, AB-CT has installed the spiral breast ct system nu:view in two radiology practices:

The two devices at MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund, Germany and at DIE RADIOLOGEN in Regensburg, Germany are the first installations of the high-tech breast imaging modality in a non-hospital environment.

Dr. med. Karsten Ridder (MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock and Partner) and Dr. med. Andreas Kämena (DIE RADIOLOGEN) share their medical experience and discuss the added value of breast CT compared to conventional diagnostic imaging methods.

Press release

Dr. med. Karsten Ridder (MVZ Dortmund):

“The examination procedure [with breast CT] offers way better patient comfort and is much more relaxing for the patient, as we do not have to compress the breast. And it is very fast: In the course of a single 360° rotation around the female breast, up to 2000 projection images are created. A full scan takes as little as 7 – 12 seconds. One beneficial aspect to us radiologists is the extremely high resolution of 0.15 mm. That is seven times the resolution of conventional MRI images.”

“With mamma CT, for the first time, I can also examine breast implants safely. With these images, it is even possible to assess the integrity of the implant and the surrounding glandular parenchyma without the need for any additional contrast agent.”

About the possibility of functional imaging: “Thanks to the 3D images, we can better assess microcalcifications and also exactly measure the size of our findings. Moreover, we can also use them [the 3D images] for proper surgery planning. That is unique in senological diagnostics”

Dr. med. Andreas Kämena (DIE RADIOLOGEN Regensburg):

“The spiral breast CT system nu:view is a world-leading innovation. It allows for high resolution, 3D imaging without superimposition at comparably low radiation dose levels. In our practice, quality and patient care always come first. So this new solution is an ideal fit with the philosophy of our practice”

“nu:view is currently the only solution where it is possible to depict microcalcifications of tumours without breast compression at high resolution. This helps us to diagnose breast cancer early and in time – and completely without pain”

 

Disclaimer: Original press release and quotes in German language. Translations by AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT.

 

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04-05-2020 / Erlangen


Screenshot of the Video: Installation Dortmund

Installation of nu:view in Dortmund

Screenshot of the Video: Installation Dortmund

Despite the challenging times of COVID-19, there are also some positive news to announce.

We are happy and proud to have completed our next installation of nu:view at the Medizinische Versorgungszentrum (MVZ) Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock & Partner in Dortmund.

MVZ Dortmund is the first nu:view installation in an independent radiology practice and one of the leading centres for radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine in the Ruhr area (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).

Here are some short impressions of the nu:view set-up from 20 April – 24 April 2020. Enjoy the video and click at the “read more” button!

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04-05-2020 / Erlangen


DIEurope

nu:view Featured in DIEurope Breast Imaging Special

DIEurope

What exactly is breast CT? How is it possible to achieve high resolution real 3D imaging at low dose? What are the tangible benefits for radiologists and patients?

This review article, recently published in Diagnostic Imaging Europe (DIEurope), gives a comprehensive overview of the breakthrough technology as well as the clinical experience already obtained with nu:view.

Read the full article here:
Spiral Breast CT: high resolution real 3D breast imaging without compression, published in DIEurope (Feb/March 2020).

27-04-2020 / Erlangen


Picture of the Official inauguration of the breast CT at the University Hospital Erlangen

Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnostics: University Hospital Erlangen Uses Spiral Breast CT

Picture of the Official inauguration of the breast CT at the University Hospital Erlangen

As one of the first institutions worldwide, the Institute of Radiology at the University Hospital Erlangen uses a spiral breast CT for breast diagnostics. A technological milestone that allows the Academic Breast Centre Franconia, the university hospital’s special breast unit, to further improve its first-class interdisciplinary breast cancer patient care.

The new breast imaging modality allows for high-resolution, 3D imaging at low dose levels.

But it’s not just the breakthrough technology nu:view impresses with: unlike mammography, the patient-friendly examination procedure does not require any breast compression.

Read more about how the University Hospital Erlangen uses nu:view for the assessment of suspicious lesions and pre-operative planning

Images: © HarryPhoto/Haris Nalbantic for AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT,                                                                                                                                                                                                   Official inauguration of the breast CT at the University Hospital Erlangen, March 2020

23-03-2020 / Erlangen


RADIOLOGIE MAGAZIN 01-2020: no compression, no compromise

Radiologie Magazin 01-2020 p. 16ff.

Innovative breast imaging at the University Hospital Zurich: compression-free without compromise

A report of the Radiologie Magazin about the experiences with the breast CT scanner nu:view at the University Hospital Zurich.

Radiologie Magazin 01-2020 p. 16ff.

Innovative breast imaging at the University Hospital Zurich: compression-free without compromise

A report of the Radiologie Magazin about the experiences with the breast CT scanner nu:view at the University Hospital Zurich.

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Andreas Boss, the senior consultant responsible for breast imaging at USZ, compares breast CT with conventional diagnostic methods and highlights the advantages of breast CT in clinical practice.

Read the full article here (in German language).

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12-03-2020 / Erlangen


patient lying on the breast ct scanner nu:view

Nürnberger Nachrichten

patient lying on the breast ct scanner nu:view

Interesting article in the Nürnberger Nachrichten about the development of breast cancer diagnostic procedures since the 1950s: from the first use of X-rays specifically for breast cancer detection to the first “genuine“ mammography device up to the latest generation of breast imaging: spiral breast CT.

 

“Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A Question of Technology.
A look back trough the history of mammography”.

 

Source: Nürnberger Nachrichten / www.Nordbayern.de

(article in German language)

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