News | April 24, 2015

Volpara Solutions Hits International Milestone with Installation in 31st Country

Combined with RIS, system automatically includes breast density scores in results reports for Belgian physician

Volpara, VolparaDensity, 31st installation, Belgium, breast density

April 24, 2015 — Volpara Solutions announced the installation of VolparaDensity in Belgium, marking the 31st country where the system has been implemented. New installations were also recently completed in Canada, Turkey, Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom.

"We've been using Volpara at our imaging clinic for the past nine months and we have full confidence in Volpara's automated, volumetric density assessments of our patients’ mammograms. My staff has been very pleased with Volpara's ease of installation and simplicity of operation,” noted Francis Cuigniez, M.D., of Ghent, Belgium. “Additionally, Volpara has been integrated with our RIS [radiology information system] to automatically include breast density scores into the results report that is shared with patients and their referring physicians.”

According to Cuigniez, who participates in the official screening program organized by the Flemish Health System offering free mammograms on a biennial basis, “we counsel patients whose breast density scores fall within the ACR [American College of Radiology] Breast Density Categories of "C" and "D" about their increased risk of breast cancer and recommend they talk with their doctors about the possible need for additional imaging, such as ultrasound. In the future, I believe it's conceivable that adjunctive ultrasound reimbursement will only be approved for patients who have very dense breasts. Having Volpara installed helps us to establish future billing profiles and justifications for additional imaging procedures."

VolparaDensity helps radiologists objectively assess density from both digital mammography and tomosynthesis images to help doctors evaluate who might benefit from additional screening. Highly correlated to breast magnetic resonance (MR) assessments, VolparaDensity automatically generates an objective measurement of volumetric breast density correlated to the ACR breast composition categories. 

For more information:

Related Content

ABUS: An Important Companion to Traditional Mammography

The multi-use ultrasound breast system Acuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) from Siemens Healthineers automatically acquires volume images of the breast. Photo courtesy of Siemens.

Feature | Ultrasound Women's Health | April 18, 2018 | Emily Clemons
Research shows that automated br... Celebrates Third Anniversary
News | Breast Density | April 17, 2018
April 2018 marks the third anniversary of the launch of, the educational resource for medically...
Technology | Breast Density | April 13, 2018
Densitas Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its DENSITAS|density automated breast...
Volpara Solutions and Mammography Educators Launch Mammography Positioning Training Videos
News | Mammography | April 12, 2018
Volpara Solutions Inc. and mammography education provider Mammography Educators LLC announced the launch of training...
Ikonopedia Introduces Enhanced Breast Ultrasound Reporting Module at SBI
News | Ultrasound Women's Health | April 11, 2018
Ikonopedia will introduce its next-generation breast ultrasound reporting module at the 2018 Society for Breast Imaging...
ACR/SBI Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Reclassify African-American Women as High-Risk
News | Breast Imaging | April 06, 2018
New American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) breast cancer screening guidelines are the...
News | Oncology Diagnostics | April 05, 2018
April 5, 2018 — Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker Signs Breast Density Reporting Bill
News | Breast Density | April 05, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made the Badger State the 35th state to report dense breast tissue to patients as part of...
Diagnosing Breast Cancer Using Red Light

Schematic diagram for OM instrument: Seven pulsed lasers sequentially illuminate the compressed breast; transmitted light is detected by the 8-channel SiPM probe and the TDC acquires the signal. Credit: Edoardo Ferocino

News | Breast Imaging | April 02, 2018
Optical mammography (OM), which uses harmless red or infrared light, has been developed for use in conjunction with X-...
ACR Recommends More Aggressive Breast Cancer Screening for Higher-Than-Average-Risk Women
News | Breast Imaging | March 29, 2018
The American College of Radiology (ACR) released new breast cancer screening guidelines recommending all women,...
Overlay Init