News | October 10, 2012

El Camino Hospital Adopts Objective Breast Density Measurement to Improve Early Detection in Women with Dense Breasts

October 10, 2012 — El Camino Hospital announced it is the first facility in the San Francisco Bay Area to adopt Volpara breast density measurement software from Matakina Intl. The hospital’s breast health center is among the latest California breast imaging facilities that have adopted the objective breast density assessment tool designed to improve early detection among women with dense breasts, including Sutter Health Foundation Women’s Center in Santa Rosa and North Valley Breast Clinic in Redding.

“It is critical for physicians and patients to have as many resources available as possible to detect breast cancer, especially among women for whom the traditional mammogram may not be enough,” said Imtiaz Qureshi, M.D., medical director and chief of radiology at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. “Volpara, when used in concert with advanced imaging technology, can increase the chances for an accurate diagnosis leading to early treatment and a greater possibility for long-term survival.”

Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HealthCanada, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) and CE-marked, Volpara is in use at sites across the globe, helping radiologists assess breast density more objectively and helping them better consider who might benefit from additional screening. Volpara automatically generates objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density values under the Volpara Density Grade (VDG) – a refined grading system which correlates with the American College of Radiology BIRADS Density Grading Classifications. Volpara is FDA-cleared for all digital mammography units, and integration with other digital mammography systems, CAD systems and mammography reporting system are also under way.

“El Camino Hospital is well known as an early adopter of innovative technology to help them deliver better care to their patients. Coming on the heels of California becoming the fifth state to enact density inform legislation, El Camino continues to demonstrate this leadership with the implementation of the Volpara breast imaging software which provides an accurate, objective breast density measurement designed to improve radiologists’ understanding of breast density and help them in guiding patients to make appropriate screening decisions,” said Ralph Highnam, CEO of Matakina Intnl.

For more information: www.elcaminohospital.org, www.matakina.com

Related Content

Transpara Deep Learning Software Matches Experienced Radiologists in Mammogram Reading
News | Computer-Aided Detection Software | January 12, 2018
Deep learning and artificial intelligence improves the efficiency and accuracy of reading mammograms, according to...
Fat Distribution in Women and Men Provides Clues to Heart Attack Risk
News | Women's Health | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – It’s not the amount of fat in your body but where it is stored that may increase your risk for hea
Women Prefer Getting Mammograms Every Year
News | Mammography | January 09, 2018
Women prefer to get their mammograms every year, instead of every two years, according to a new study presented at the...
Planmed Clarity 2-D Digital Mammography System Receives FDA Approval
Technology | Mammography | January 08, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an approval letter for the Planmed Clarity 2-D full-field digital...
Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammograms
News | Mammography | January 04, 2018
Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become...
About 25 percent of screening patients and 60 percent of diagnostic patients do not have prior mammograms available for comparison at the time of their examinations due to the lack of interoperability or other restrictions preventing clinicians from accessing prior exams.

About 25 percent of screening patients and 60 percent of diagnostic patients do not have prior mammograms available for comparison at the time of their examinations due to the lack of interoperability or other restrictions preventing clinicians from accessing prior exams.

Feature | Breast Imaging | January 02, 2018 | Kathryn Pearson Peyton, M.D.
Sixty million women undergo regular screening mammography in the United States, but even in the digital age, it is di
Imagio Opto-Acoustic Breast Imaging System Helps Differentiate Tumor Subtypes
News | Oncology Diagnostics | January 02, 2018
Seno Medical Instruments Inc. (Seno Medical) recently reported data from their clinical study demonstrating that its...
Study Finds Link Between Breast Cancer Treatments and Cellular Aging Markers
News | Women's Health | January 02, 2018
January 2, 2018 — A new study found women who had received chemotherapy and/or...
ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds and Revises Topics for December 2017
News | Clinical Decision Support | December 29, 2017
December 29, 2017 — Radiologists can enhance the quality and effectiveness of care with the newest release of the ACR
Double Black Announces Gemini Series Monitors for Multimodality and Digital Breast Imaging
Technology | Flat Panel Displays | December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017 — Double Black Imaging and their Image Systems Division are releasing their Gemini Series 6MP and 8
Overlay Init