Leading Edge

nu:view, the world’s first breast CT scanner to use spiral CT and photon-counting technology, is the brainchild of Erlangen-based company AB-CT. With the CE marking for nu:view in place, the new scanner is already in use on patients at university hospitals and radiology practices in Europe.

What sets nu:view apart is the excellent image resolution coupled with low radiation dose and short scan times. To obtain the best possible image quality and maximize radiation dose efficiency at the same time, the detector uses state-of-the-art single photon-counting technology. Unlike conventional scintillation, nu:view uses direct converting detectors made of cadmium telluride (CdTe).

In the course of one rotation around the female breast up to 2,000 projection images are created — with a full spiral scan taking as little as 7 to 12 seconds.
Doing all this without breast compression, an excellent patient comfort is ensured. For the first time, a CT scanner makes it possible to acquire images of the entire female breast in a single scan in true 3D without superimposition and a superb soft-tissue differentiation. nu:view can be seamlessly integrated into your RIS and PACS, facilitating the safe storage of the images and ensuring a seamless workflow.

nu:view cannot be purchased world-wide yet. Please contact us to check availability in your territory.

Disclaimer: nu:view has received CE approval.
Disclaimer: nu:view has not yet received FDA approval.

Image of nu:view breast ct scanner

Excellent patient comfort

During the image acquisition process, the patient lies prone on the scanner table with the breast to be examined conveniently placed into the opening.

No compression is applied, making the process pain-free and helping that little extra for patients to feel reassured in a situation that may be perceived as highly distressing.

breast CT - patient-friendly examination


x-ray tube

  • Focal spot size: 0.3 (IEC 60336)
  • Tube voltage: 60 kV
  • Tube current: 5-125 mA
  • Power: up to 7.5 kW
  • Filtration: 3 mm Al (equivalent)


  • Spiral cone-beam CT scan
  • Up to 2000 projections per 360°
  • Acquisition times of 7-12 s per scan
  • Low patient dose levels in the range of mammograms
  • Without breast compression


  • Type: Photon-counting detector (direct conversion)
  • Sensor: CdTe, 0.75 mm thick
  • Pixel size: (0.1 mm)²
  • Detector area: about 280 x 50 mm²
  • Frame rate: up to 1000 Hz


  • Fully isotropic high spatial resolution
  • Field of measurement:
    Ø 200 mm x 160 mm
  • Voxel size: (0.15 mm)³
  • Filtered back-projection reconstruction algorithm

Current Solutions vs. Breast CT (Mamma CT)




Breast MRI

Breast-CT/Mamma CT (nu:view)
Isotropic 3D imaging
Patient comfort
Low dose*
High resolution
No superimposition
Contrast enhanced imaging

*nu:view breast CT (also: “mamma CT”) has low patient dose levels in the range of mammograms. Marked as “0” here to differentiate from sonography and MRI.

“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this method being completely compression-free.

Some women had missed their breast checks for years because they feared compression. nu:view really solves their dilemma.”

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Andreas Boss
University Hospital Zurich (USZ)

Clinical Cases

Visit our nu:view Cases page for a selection of typical clinical cases that demonstrate nu:view’s cutting-edge imaging capabilities.

nu:view Cases

picture overview of nu:view Clinical Cases

nu:view IN CLINICAL PRACTICE - Webinar

Dr. med. Karsten Ridder, radiologist and senior consultant with MVZ Prof. Dr. Uhlenbrock und Partner in Dortmund, shares his experience with nu:view.

The Mamma CT. Senological diagnostics in a new dimension:

Part 1: Clinical cases

Dr. Ridder talks about the possibilities of breast CT imaging with nu:view and shows some interesting clinical cases.

(Source: Youtube. Total length: 17 minutes)




Part 2: Technical background

Dr. Ridder compares nu:view to conventional breast imaging modalities and gives some insight into its technical specifications (incl. photon counting detector technology).

(Source: Youtube. Total length: 19 minutes)


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