Technology | December 19, 2014

Hitachi Aloka, iVu Imaging Partner for Distribution of Sofia Whole Breast Ultrasound System

Integration of Hitachi transducers will shorten acquisition, interpretation times

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Image courtesy of iVu Imaging Corp.

December 19, 2014 — Hitachi Aloka Medical America Inc. (HAMA) and iVu Imaging Corp. announced the signing of an agreement making HAMA the exclusive North American distributor of iVu’s Sofia system, an automated whole breast ultrasound scanner designed for women with mammographically dense breasts.

Under the agreement, iVu will also integrate Hitachi transducer technology into the Sofia system. iVu Chief Executive Officer Mark Stribling said that this product change allows the acquisition of an entire breast volume in 52 seconds and an average image interpretation time of less than two minutes per case.

HAMA showcased the Sofia product at the 2014 annual meeting of the Radiology Society of North America, Nov. 30-Dec. 5 in Chicago.

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