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23 – 25 June 2022 | SCR 2022
“Mamma-CT – the future?”, Magda Marcon, PhD (Lugano)
Swiss Congress of Radiology, Fribourg (EN)

30 June – 01 July 2022 | Senologiekongress
Annual Meeting of the German Society of Senology with Industry Exhibition, Stuttgart (DE)

13 – 17 July 2022 | ECR 2022
Vienna (EN)

24 – 25 September 2022 | Mammasonographiekurs
Certified Training with Exhibition, University Hospital Erlangen (DE)

29 September – 01 October 2022 | EUSOBI Congress
Malmö (EN)

27 – 30 November 2022 | RSNA 2022
Chicago (EN)

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25-05-2022 / Erlangen


Breast CT at Science Night – A Huge Success

What a (science) night! For the first time ever, the University Hospital Erlangen opened their doors to present their breast CT to a broader, non-medical audience during the “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften”. It was a huge success.

In a series of 30 minutes guided tours, senior radiologist and head of diagnostic and interventional breast diagnostics Prof. Evelyn Wenkel and radiologist Dr. Matthias Wetzl took the groups on an insightful journey through today’s challenges and possibilities of breast cancer diagnostics.

After a brief introduction to breast CT, visitors could try the lying position that patients take during an examination for themselves. The interactive experience was followed by a demonstration of selected clinical cases that showed where and how breast CT is used to help with breast cancer diagnostics.

“’Maybe benign’ doesn’t help the woman,” Dr. Wetzl pointed out. What patients need is a diagnosis that’s as reliable possible, as quick as possible. The high-resolution 3D images are also used to determine the size of a tumour – relevant to make an informed decision whether full breast removal is necessary or if the route for breast-conserving surgical treatment can be taken.

Thank you very much to Prof. Wenkel and Dr. Wetzl for this informative insight behind the scenes, and to all visitors for their interest. We genuinely value such positive feedback.

09-05-2022 / Erlangen


AI solutions for breast CT in DIEurope

Artificial Intelligence solutions for breast CT

AI solutions for breast CT in DIEurope

AB-CT featuring @b-rayZ: Two breast health pioneers are combining their expertise in a project to the benefit of breast cancer patients and breast specialists.

The goal was the development of an AI platform for automatic analysis of spiral breast CT datasets in terms of image quality, glandular density, and detection of suspicious or cancerous lesions.

This Diagnostic Imaging Europe article not only explains the benefits of breast CT compared to standard examination methods, but highlights how AI can be integrated game changing into the examination process to improve workflow efficiency and overall patient care.

AB-CT featuring @b-rayZ: Two breast health pioneers are combining their expertise in a project to the benefit of breast cancer patients and breast specialists.

The goal was the development of an AI platform for automatic analysis of spiral breast CT datasets in terms of image quality, glandular density, and detection of suspicious or cancerous lesions.

This Diagnostic Imaging Europe article not only explains the benefits of breast CT compared to standard examination methods, but highlights how AI can be integrated game changing into the examination process to improve workflow efficiency and overall patient care.

Source: DIEurope (Spring 2022), p. 26-27.

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21-04-2022 / Erlangen


103. Deutscher Röntgenkongress Wiesbaden

Breast CT at German Radiology Congress

103. Deutscher Röntgenkongress Wiesbaden

Thinking women! Join us in Wiesbaden and discover the next generation of breast imaging – uniting leading-edge photon counting technology with a truly patient-centred approach. This year’s RÖKO programme is set out to be more diverse, sustainable and forward-looking than ever, with more than two hours of evidence-packed breast CT sessions on Friday, 27th May.

Chaired by Prof. Evelyn Wenkel (Erlangen) and Prof. Christiane Kuhl (Aachen), experienced breast CT users will be discussing the potential of breast CT from different angles, including: Dynamic contrast-enhanced breast CT of DCIS; Quantification of contrast-enhancement of breast cancer in breast CT: immunohistochemical subtypes and grading; Contrast-enhanced breast CT as an alternative to CESM and MRI?; and a look abroad to Switzerland: Breast CT in a screening setting (Prof. Andreas Boss, Zurich).

Visit the conference website for a detailed agenda:

 

We are looking forward to an inspiring exchange. Contact us to get in touch.

AB-CT @ 103. Deutscher Röntgenkongress (RÖKO) |  North Hall, booth #38
Wednesday, 25.05.2022 – Friday, 27.05.2022
RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC), Wiesbaden, Germany

14-04-2022 / Erlangen


16th International Workshop on Breast Imaging Leuven

16. International Workshop on Breast Imaging

16th International Workshop on Breast Imaging Leuven

Organised by Prof. Hilde Bosmans and Prof. Chantal Van Ongeval (KU Leuven), the bi-annual International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI) brings together world renowned experts to inspire clinically relevant research and development in breast imaging, driven by the ultimate aim of improving patient care.

We are proud to be Silver Sponsor and look forward to a lively and thought-provoking exchange. Visit the AB-CT booth to see how nu:view breast CT transforms radiological imaging practices and helps enhance the patient experience.

Scientific Programme – Tue, 24 May 2022, 17:20 – 17:35h
Practical experience and lessons learned with breast CT
Dr. Karsten Ridder, MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner, Dortmund

… followed by the Panel Discussion: Which breast imaging challenges require new technology or AI solutions?
And, in particular, what is the added value of breast CT exams?

More information and registration:
16th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI), Leuven
Sunday, 22.05.2022 – Wednesday, 25.05.2022

07-04-2022 / Erlangen


breast CT study result

nu:view Breast CT: “… a promising technique for cancer detection and staging”

breast CT study result

In this recently published study, the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) confirmed a high contrast between breast cancer and the surrounding glandular tissue.

Therefore nu:view breast CT is considered “a promising technique for cancer detection and staging depicting both ST lesions and microcalcifications, which is a substantial advantage over breast MRI.”

Get all the details at Investigative Radiology (payment required).

31-01-2022 / Erlangen


AI in spiral breast CT to classify breast density

The potential of AI to classify breast density in spiral breast CT

AI in spiral breast CT to classify breast density

The University Hospital Zurich (USZ) evaluated in a study the potential of machine learning algorithm to accurately classify parenchymal density in spiral breast CT, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form of a deep convolutional neural network (dCNN).

The results are groundbreaking: AI in form of deep learning can be used to grade breast density accurately and reliably in a Breast CT examination, allowing for standardized decision-making, improving the workflow, and increasing its clinical applicability.

Read the full article: Diagnostics 2022, 12(1), 181

12-01-2022 / Erlangen


AB-CT at Arab Health, Dubai

AB-CT in Dubai @ Arab Health 2022

AB-CT at Arab Health, Dubai

As THE largest healthcare trade in the MENA region (Middle East, North Afrika), Arab Health sets a platform for the world´s leading experts in the field of medical technology. We are happy to exhibit at Arab Health together with our partner Examion.

Meet us at our Booth #Z3.A54 or get in touch to schedule your appointment in advance. We are looking forward to discussing next generation breast imaging made possible today.

16-12-2021 / Erlangen


Breast CT study results

Study results confirm: Patients experience high comfort for breast CT

Breast CT study results

Patients confirm a significant decrease in pain and discomfort compared to mammography – especially in pre-menopausal women. Survey data amongst radiologists and radiology technicians also shows high anatomical breast coverage and a user-friendly clinical workflow.

Read the latest study results from the University Hospital Erlangen in cooperation with the University Hospital RWTH Aachen about the “Potential of spiral breast computed tomography to increase patient comfort compared to DM”, in European Journal of Radiology, Volume 145, December 2021 (prospective study with 79 patients)

Although you will need access permission to read the full version, the abstract sums up very well the key results.

26-11-2021 / Erlangen


Photon Counting Breast CT

nu:view – Pioneering Photon-Counting CT

Photon Counting Breast CT

Photon-counting CT is currently making big headlines. But did you know AB-CT has been pioneering photon-counting CT in clinical practice since 2018?

Time to check out the archives

… and get familiar with the latest scientific evidence from nu:view breast CT in clinical routine:

Or learn more about nu:view’s cutting-edge breast imaging technology in this video:

24-11-2021 / Erlangen


German Medical Award Imaging

nu:view customer receives German Medical Award 2021

German Medical Award Imaging

Last week, nu:view customer and radiology practice MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner received the prestigeous GERMAN MEDICAL AWARD 2021 (category: Imaging) for bringing value-added innovations into practice, including their early-adopter role with breast CT.

“I am proud and honoured to receive this distinction. It underlines our philosophy to bring innovative and progressive solutions into clinical routine for the benefit of our patients”, says laureate Dr. Karsten Ridder. The high-resolution 3D images, low x-ray dose and high patient comfort without breast compression of nu:view breast CT provide an excellent addition to the diagnostic toolset and offer new ways for interdisciplinary collaboration for breast cancer patients: “A genuinely fantastic modality.”

15-11-2021 / Erlangen


AB-CT at RSNA 2021

We are excited to be back in Chicago again for RSNA 2021!

AB-CT at RSNA 2021

Meet us at the AB-CT booth and learn more about nu:view, the world’s very first dedicated breast CT using photon counting technology. Learn what nu:view customers say about their experience from clinical practice and how the cutting-edge modality is adding real value for radiologists, patients and in interdisciplinary collaboration on the clinical pathway.

Get a life-size impression of the breast CT scanner; and discover the astonishing image quality in a range of clinical cases (incl. microcalcifications, DCIS, multicentricity, implants) demonstrating nu:view’s extraordinary potential.

Meet us at the AB-CT booth and learn more about nu:view, the world’s very first dedicated breast CT using photon counting technology. Learn what nu:view customers say about their experience from clinical practice and how the cutting-edge modality is adding real value for radiologists, patients and in interdisciplinary collaboration on the clinical pathway.

Get a life-size impression of the breast CT scanner; and discover the astonishing image quality in a range of clinical cases (incl. microcalcifications, DCIS, multicentricity, implants) demonstrating nu:view’s extraordinary potential.

Our experts are looking forward to chatting with you!

RSNA 2021, Chicago
November 28 – December 1
AB-CT Booth #8134, North Hall

Recommended Scientific Session: Radiation Dose Estimates For A Novel Spiral Breast CT Imager, Sojin Shim, University Hospital Zurich (Session ID: SSPH09, Physics (Breast Imaging)) – Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 9:30h | Room: S405
Also featured on AuntMinnie.com: Breast volume helps determine radiation dose for spiral breast CT

 

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21-10-2021 / Erlangen


Breast CT enters the Netherlands

pijnloos borstonderzoek – nu:view goes Netherlands

Breast CT enters the Netherlands

It’s been only last week since the first nu:view patient scan in the Netherlands, but the Leiden University Medical Center’s (LUMC) latest addition is already making big headlines.

Countless newspapers, TV and magazines have been reporting about compression-free breast imaging. The LUMC’s social media channels are full with likes and positive comments from women. Equally positive first feedback from the hospital radiologists on the high-resolution 3D images: “This is really amazing.“

Dear Netherlands, bedankt! Laten we de toekomst veranderen. (Thank you! Let´s change the future).

It’s been only last week since the first nu:view patient scan in the Netherlands, but the Leiden University Medical Center’s (LUMC) latest addition is already making big headlines.

Countless newspapers, TV and magazines have been reporting about compression-free breast imaging. The LUMC’s social media channels are full with likes and positive comments from women. Equally positive first feedback from the hospital radiologists on the high-resolution 3D images: “This is really amazing.“

Dear Netherlands, bedankt! Laten we de toekomst veranderen. (Thank you! Let´s change the future.)

More information

LUMC press release: Pijnloos borstonderzoek? LUMC start onderzoek met alternatief mammogram

Medical Devices community: LUMC starts research with alternative painless mammogram

RTL Niews (TV) (LUMC breast CT min. #17:35 – #19:30)

LINDA.nl

Mf medicalfacts

Leidsch Dagblad

You don´t understand Dutch? No problem. You’ll get a brief impression of the content, even using Google translator.

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23-09-2021 / Erlangen


Thinking women! - Breast CT @ EUSOBI 2021

Thinking women! – Breast CT @ EUSOBI 2021 ONLINE

Thinking women! - Breast CT @ EUSOBI 2021

EUSOBI 2021 Congress will be ONLINE in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Oct 4th – 28th), and we are pleased to invite you to a very special session. Join us for an in-depth introduction to nu:view breast CT that’s jam-packed with practical knowledge. Both EUSOBI members and non-members welcome!

Understand the concept and relevance of breast CT and get a basic insight into the technology behind. See how a patient-centric examination is performed without the need for breast compression and become familiar with typical (and some rather unusual!) cases for breast CT.  Learn where breast CT could be used on the clinical pathway to help improve the provision of women’s healthcare.

Thinking women! – Compression-free 3D imaging with Breast CT (invitation flyer – PDF)
Date: Wednesday, 06.10.2021, 18h – 19h
Presenter: Dr. Magda Marcon, Zurich

Visit the EUSOBI website for more information about EUSOBI Congress 2021 & registration

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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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.

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


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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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