Technology | December 30, 2013

VuComp Introduces Mammography Technology to Measure Breast Density

Tool helps take subjectivity out of breast density assessment

mammography systems women's healthcare vucomp m-vu breast density
December 30, 2013 — VuComp Inc. introduced M-Vu Breast Density, a tool for radiologists that provides automated assessment of breast density from a digital mammogram.
 
Clinical studies have shown that extensive breast density can make breast cancer detection in a mammogram more difficult and may also be associated with a higher cancer risk. Because of these issues, radiologists classify breast density using a four-level density scale established by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as part of its Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) standard. Patients who fall into one of the higher density categories may be recommended for additional screening exams. Legislation has been passed in 13 states requiring physicians to notify patients if their breast density is in one of the two higher categories.
 
VuComp’s M-Vu Breast Density uses computer vision algorithms to evaluate the appearance of structures and textures in the breast to differentiate between fatty and dense regions. The algorithms then calculate a percentage of breast area that is dense and convert it to one of four density categories corresponding to the BI-RADS standard.
 
“In contrast to the volumetric approach, we designed M-Vu Breast Density to analyze the appearance of fibroglandular tissue rather than simply the total amount of such tissue, in order to better help doctors assess the risk that a cancer may be hidden in a mammogram,” said Jeff Wehnes, president and CEO, VuComp.
 
M-Vu Breast Density is immediately available. It can be combined with VuComp’s computer-aided detection system, M-Vu CAD, to provide a set of analysis tools for mammography.
 
For more information: www.vucomp.com

Related Content

Lunit Unveiling AI-Based Mammography Solution at RSNA 2018
News | Mammography | November 15, 2018
Medical artificial intelligence (AI) software company Lunit will be returning to the 104th Radiological Society of...
Breast Density Advocate Nancy M. Cappello Passes Away

Nancy Cappello. Image courtesy of AreYouDense.org.

News | Breast Density | November 15, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
Imaging Technology News extends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., who...
Merit Medical Completes Acquisition of Cianna Medical
News | Women's Health | November 14, 2018
Disposable device manufacturer Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the closing of a definitive merger agreement to...
The MOZART Supra Specimen Tomosynthesis System is the latest generation of 3-D imaging for breast cancer surgery.
News | Breast Imaging | November 08, 2018
KUBTEC announced the launch of a new innovation in the treatment of breast cancer. The Mozart Supra Specimen...
Feature | Breast Imaging | November 07, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Breast imaging technology has experienced major growth over the last decade or so, and a new report suggests the mark
Philips’ Compressed SENSE technology helps shorten MRI exams by eliminating redundant radiofrequency signals from the acquisition phase. The software reconstructs any missing  information to maintain high image quality. (Images courtesy of Philips/University Hospital Cologne)

Philips’ Compressed SENSE technology helps shorten MRI exams by eliminating redundant radiofrequency signals from the acquisition phase. The software reconstructs any missing information to maintain high image quality. (Images courtesy of Philips/University Hospital Cologne)

Feature | Breast Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
The incidence of breast cancer is rising globally, with an estimated 1 in 8 women diagnosed in their lifetime and 40,...
Deaconess Health System Chooses Sectra as Enterprise Imaging Vendor
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 02, 2018
International medical imaging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its enterprise...
Volpara Enterprise Cloud Reaches 1 Million Mammograms Stored
News | Mammography | October 31, 2018
Volpara Solutions announced that the data stored in the Volpara Enterprise cloud now exceeds 1 million mammographic...