QT Imaging is highlighting a study that used its QTscan technology to analyze changes in breast glandular and ductal volume during the menstrual cycle in premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women.
Study collaborators at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation analyzed over 400 images of 24 women acquired with the company's QT Imaging breast scanner. The women had no identified breast malignancies during their menstrual cycle.
Results showed that glandular tissue has greater menstrual cycle variation in premenopausal breasts than in postmenopausal breasts, whereas ductal tissue does not have significantly more variation in premenopausal breasts than in postmenopausal breasts, according to the company.
The study was presented at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference in February in San Diego and provides a more accurate description of tissue changes during the menstrual cycle. Importantly, results showed quantitatively different behavior in glandular and ductal tissue in vivo, which is the first time such an observation has been made, QT Imaging said.
The QT Imaging Breast Scanner is indicated for use as an ultrasonic imaging system to provide reflection-mode and transmission-mode images of a patient's breast.