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23-03-2021


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23-03-2021 / Erlangen


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

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

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

Brust-CT im Themenschwerpunkt: Die aktuelle Apotheken Umschau (Ausgabe 15.3.2021) stellt verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Brustkrebsdiagnostik vor. Neben den bildgebenden Standardverfahren – Mammographie, Tomosynthese, Ultraschall und MRT – findet auch auf die Brust-Computertomographie Erwähnung.

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass den Leserinnen und Lesern auch über das Potenzial dieser Diagnosemethode berichtet wird!

Erfahren Sie mehr über nu:view Brust-CT.

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


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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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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)

06-03-2020 / Erlangen


University Hospital Erlangen Breast CT

Erlangen University Hospital: Technological Milestone for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

University Hospital Erlangen Breast CT

With its breast centre (Universitäts-Brustzentrum Franken), the Erlangen University Hospital provides first-class interdisciplinary care to women with breast cancer. Once again, the University Hospital asserts itself as a leader in the medical community: to deliver even better care to breast cancer patients, the Institute of Radiology counts on the latest technology with added benefits – nu:view.

In an interview with the BR, Prof. Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, senior consultant at the Institute of Radiology, demonstrates the compression-free examination procedure with a team member and tells us more about the capabilities of spiral breast CT.

Uniklinik Erlangen: Computertomograf gegen Brustkrebs (video, 3 min.)
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Please note the video is in German, but you can read the translated content of the report here: English Transcript.  And even if you don’t speak the language, it’s still worth watching, esp. the examination procedure (#00:50 ff.).

 

 

16-12-2019 / Erlangen


Prof. Frauenfelder talks about the possibilities of breast CT

radiologiemagazin.de – Prof. Frauenfelder reports about the possibilities of breast CT

Prof. Frauenfelder talks about the possibilities of breast CT

On December 3, 2019, Prof. Dr. med. Frauenfelder (Universitätsspital Zürich) was a guest at the RSNA booth of AB-CT and shared his experiences from radiological practice on the basis of selected clinical cases:

On December 3, 2019, Prof. Dr. med. Frauenfelder (Universitätsspital Zürich) was a guest at the RSNA booth of AB-CT and shared his experiences from radiological practice on the basis of selected clinical cases:

“We use mamma-computed tomography primarily as a supplement or alternative to mammography because it is a compression-free method. For many women, this is a relief from the current situation, because this compression is more often experienced as painful. The other thing is that this possibility gives us a superimposition-free imaging of the breast in all three dimensions. We can very accurately localize the tumors or calcifications and we can also make a statement about the type of the calcifications and lesions.”

Brust-CT – AB-CT from Radiologie Magazin on Vimeo.

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25-07-2019 / Erlangen


Page excerpt of the report about nu:view in the Radiologiemagazin

Radiologie Magazin 02-2019: Innovation nu:view

Page excerpt of the report about nu:view in the Radiologiemagazin

Das Radiologie Magazin – die Zeitschrift für Trends in Technik und IT – berichtet in der Ausgabe 02-2019, S.70f. über die Anwendung der revolutionären Photon-Counting-Technologie im Brust-CT-Scanner nu:view.

Der Beitrag nu:view Brust- CT-Scanner mit Spiral-CT-Technologie  verdeutlicht den innovativen Aspekt dieser Technologie und die damit verbundenen Vorteile für Radiologen und Patienten.

 

 

 

Das Radiologie Magazin – die Zeitschrift für Trends in Technik und IT – berichtet in der Ausgabe 02-2019, S.70f. über die Anwendung der revolutionäre Photon-Counting-Technologie im Brust-CT-Scanner nu:view.

Der Beitrag nu:view Brust- CT-Scanner mit Spiral-CT-Technologie  verdeutlicht den innovativen Aspekt dieser Technologie und die damit verbundenen Vorteile für Radiologen und Patienten.

 

Zur vollständigen elektronischen Ausgabe des Magazins 02-2019 gelangen Sie hier

 

 

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11-07-2019 / Munich


Logo Direct Conversion

AB-CT presents nu:view at AiC munich

Logo Direct Conversion

AB-CT technology partner Direct Conversion has opened its Application Innovation Centre (AiC) in Graefelfing, Munich and held its 1st International Symposium on Photon Counting Technologies & Applications on July 5th/6th 2019.

AB-CT is delighted to have been invited as guest speaker and present our breast-CT scanner nu:view to a high-calibre audience. nu:view uses single photon-counting X-ray detector, a joint development of AB-CT and Direct Conversion, which allows for a very high image resolution coupled with low radiation dose.

Willi Kalender, founder and scientific advisor of AB-CT, gave an honorary lecture about the historical development of the computed tomographie over the last three decades. CTO Daniel Kolditz shared his expert insights from a technological perspective .

His presentation was complemented by Prof. Dr. Boss‘s, Chief Physician at the Universitätsspital Zurich and first user of nu:view, who talked about his experience of the medical application of this disruptive technology.

Interested parties were also able to get a close impression of the life-size nu:view mock-up in the AiC showroom.

 

 

16-04-2019 / Erlangen


Picture of Willi Kalender - founder of AB-CT and inventor of nu:view breast ct scanner

Symposium zum Thema: 30 Jahre “Spiral-CT”

Picture of Willi Kalender - founder of AB-CT and inventor of nu:view breast ct scanner

Anlässlich des 100. Deutschen Röntgenkongresses gibt Willi A. Kalender, Gründer und wissenschaftlicher Berater der AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT GmbH,  eine Übersicht zum Stand der Forschung und Entwicklung auf dem Gebiet der Spiral-CT-Technik und -Anwendungen.

30 Jahre Spiral-CT mit bahnbrechenden technologischen Entwicklungen und positiven klinischen Ergebnissen für die Radiologie und für die Patienten.

Anlässlich des 100. Deutschen Röntgenkongresses gibt Willi A. Kalender, Gründer und wissenschaftlicher Berater der AB-CT – Advanced Breast-CT GmbH,  eine Übersicht zum Stand der Forschung und Entwicklung auf dem Gebiet der Spiral-CT-Technik und -Anwendungen.

30 Jahre Spiral-CT mit bahnbrechenden technologischen Entwicklungen und positiven klinischen Ergebnissen für die Radiologie und für die Patienten.

Wir laden Sie herzlich zum Symposium “Spektral-Detektor-CT” ein. Erfahren Sie mehr über die Entwicklung des Spiral-CTs während drei Jahrzehnten.

Datum: Freitag, 31. Mai 2019
Uhrzeit: 13:45 – 14:05
Ort: CCL – Congress Centrum Leipzig – Raum: Hellmann
Sprache: Deutsch

 

Sie finden uns in Halle 2, Stand A30.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch in Leipzig.

 

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09-04-2019


Screenshot of the interview:

Next Generation Medicine – Alternative zur Mammographie

Screenshot of the interview:

Ein Gespräch zwischen Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Boss aus dem Universitätsspital Zürich und Dr. med. Dr. phil. Anna Erat.

Ein Gespräch zwischen Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Boss aus dem Universitätsspital Zürich und Dr. med. Dr. phil. Anna Erat.

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Boss, erster Anwender von nu:view, dem Spiral Computertomographen für die Darstellung der weiblichen Brust, informiert in einem kurzem Interview über die Funktionsweise und Vorzüge des Brust-CTs.

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Conferences and Exhibitions

Due to the current circumstances and the uncertainly surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, a number of planned events had to be cancelled or postponed. Please do not hesitate to contact us any time if you would like to learn more about breast CT.

 

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