Technology | April 29, 2015

Volpara Solutions Releases VolparaDensity 3.1

Latest version of breast density analytics software supports tomosynthesis data from all major vendors

VolparaDensity, 3.1, tomosynthesis, mammography

April 29, 2015 — Volpara Solutions announced the release of VolparaDensity version 3.1 at the Society of Breast Imaging’s SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium in Orlando, Florida, April 25-28.

The latest version of VolparaDensity supports digital mammography from all leading vendors and tomosynthesis datasets from Hologic, GE and Siemens tomosynthesis systems. Additionally, VolparaDensity 3.1 supports Hologic sites that use C-View synthetic 2-D images and GE SenoClaire sites that acquire 2-D CC and 3-D MLO images. VolparaDensity uses the same algorithm to process both the acquired tomosynthesis projections and the raw data of a conventional 2-D mammogram. This reduces the challenges of visually determining breast density based on a review of tomosynthesis slices and the new synthetic 2-D images (C-View from Hologic, V-Preview from GE).

“We have been using VolparaDensity for more than two years and find it particularly helpful when assessing breast density in mammograms with a complex dispersion of fibroglandular tissue,” said Kathy Schilling, M.D., of the Christine Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Center at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. “We are now very pleased to be using VolparaDensity together with our GE SenoClaire digital breast tomosynthesis acquisitions. Given the demands of reviewing the stacks of tomosynthesis slices and the new synthetic 2-D images, we appreciate the consistent density assessment we get from the Volpara software.”

VolparaDensity 3.1 supports additional features including new configuration flexibility for patient-specific compression pressure calculations and the ability to route patient results by Volpara’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared Volpara Density Grades (VDG), which are analogous to the BI-RADS density categories. Based on a site’s imaging protocols for breast density and risk, users can configure the system to automatically send density results for women with very dense breasts to a specific interpreting radiologist or a breast density specialist at the site for review. This automatic routing may help improve the speed with which sites can identify women who would benefit from additional screening, particularly sites that perform same-day adjunctive screening.    

VolparaDensity is in use at breast imaging centers worldwide to help radiologists objectively assess density from both digital mammography and tomosynthesis images and to determine which women would 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 American College of Radiology (ACR) breast density categories.

For more information: www.volparasolutions.com

Related Content

Sectra Signs Enterprise Imaging Contract With Vanderbilt Health
News | Enterprise Imaging | August 21, 2019
Sectra will install its enterprise imaging picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and vendor neutral archive...
Some Pregnant Women Are Exposed to Gadolinium in Early Pregnancy
News | Women's Health | August 20, 2019
A small but concerning number of women are exposed to a commonly used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent...
Lunit Receives Korea MFDS Approval for Lunit Insight MMG
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 19, 2019
Lunit has announced Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) approval of its artificial intelligence (AI) solution...
Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging

Image courtesy of Imago Systems

News | Mammography | August 14, 2019
Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year...
Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that...
Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS
News | PACS | August 09, 2019
Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and...
Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical's Transpara AI Solution
News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019
Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint's Transpara...
Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA
News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019
Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured...
Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution
Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019
Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an...
Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System
Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its...