News | Breast Density | December 30, 2020

Technology from Volpara Health has now been included in more than 300 publications

Volpara Health announced two new research studies using AI-powered software to score breast density objectively and consistently to evaluate its impact in mammography and breast cancer risk assessment.

December 30, 2020 — Volpara Health announced two new research studies using AI-powered software to score breast density objectively and consistently to evaluate its impact in mammography and breast cancer risk assessment.

Volpara Density software uses a combination of X-ray physics and machine learning to generate an accurate volumetric measure of breast composition and remains the density measurement tool of choice for breast cancer research. With the two studies, which were presented at the virtual 106th Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, Volpara has reached another research milestone with more than 300 journal articles and conference proceedings, including more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. 

In the study, "A Tyrer-Cuzick Lifetime Risk Study to Determine the Impact of Breast Density on Risk Stratification," lead investigator Stamatia V. Destounis, M.D., Elizabeth Wende Breast Care and colleagues evaluated the risk calculations produced by Tyrer-Cuzick version 7 (TC7) and an updated Tyrer-Cuzick version 8 (TC8) model that can now include different breast density inputs. The results showed that TC7 identified 8.3% of women to be at high lifetime risk and TC8, with visual BI-RADS as the density input, identified 6.9% of women as high-risk. When Volpara's volumetric breast density percentage (VBD%) was used, 11.4% of women were determined to be high-risk. The use of VBD% in TC8 identified a greater number of high-risk patients and led to a change in medical management for 6.2% of the study population compared to TC7.

In another presentation, "Does Contrast Agent Change Breast Density Measurement in Low-Energy Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography?" Gisella Gennaro, Ph.D. and colleagues compared VBD% on both low-energy contrast-enhanced spectral mammography and conventional digital mammography images.

Results revealed no significant difference in VBD%, indicating that the presence of contrast agent doesn't impact Volpara's AI-powered breast density assessment in low-energy contrast-enhanced spectral mammography compared to conventional mammography. 

"Volpara partners with radiologists to give women the most accurate information possible regarding their breast health. We believe that the best way to achieve this goal is through cutting-edge science and we are proud to collaborate with key researchers and clinicians around the globe to continuously improve women's health," said Ralph Highnam, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Volpara Health Technologies. "These latest studies continue to demonstrate seamless clinical integration of Volpara's AI-powered software to support objective breast density assessment and risk stratification."

Volpara's AI-technology has assessed the breast composition of more than 13 million women across 39 countries and is installed in more than 2,000 leading facilities worldwide, including top cancer centers in the United States.

For more information: www.volparahealth.com

Related Content

News | Artificial Intelligence

May 27, 2022 — PaxeraHealth announced that the University of Pennsylvania has selected its zero-coding authoring ...

Time May 27, 2022
arrow
News | Artificial Intelligence

May 25, 2022 — A new method that combines imaging information with artificial intelligence (AI) can diagnose ...

Time May 25, 2022
arrow
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

May 25, 2022 — According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), adding diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) to ...

Time May 25, 2022
arrow
News | Mammography

May 25, 2022 — Prolonged delays in breast cancer screening related to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to delayed ...

Time May 25, 2022
arrow
News | Ultrasound Imaging

May 24, 2022 — Mindray, a global leader and developer of healthcare technologies and solutions for ultrasound, patient ...

Time May 24, 2022
arrow
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 24, 2022 — A special type of MRI found lung abnormalities in patients who had previously had COVID-19, even those ...

Time May 24, 2022
arrow
News | Radiology Business

May 23, 2022 — AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management, the professional organization representing all ...

Time May 23, 2022
arrow
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 23, 2022 — The clinical and imaging characteristics of COVID-19 breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated patients ...

Time May 23, 2022
arrow
News | Lung Imaging

May 23, 2022 — Xoran Technologies announced they have completed Phase 1 for their NHLBI grant for mobile lung CT. Just ...

Time May 23, 2022
arrow
News | Mammography

May 20, 2022 — US Radiology Specialists, Inc., one of the nation's premier physician-owned radiology companies ...

Time May 20, 2022
arrow
Subscribe Now