Ultrasonix to show new ABUS scanner at AACR
Article Thumbnail ImageMarch 26, 2012 -- Ultrasound vendor Ultrasonix Medical plans to demonstrate a new automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) scanner that can capture high-resolution images of the breast in two to four minutes at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in Chicago.
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Called SonixEmbrace, the scanner is five times faster and is less prone to imaging variations caused by differences in scanning methods, according to the company. The system uses a concave ultrasound transducer that rotates 360° to capture uncompressed breast images.

SonixEmbrace is integrated with the company's research platform and is well-suited for research on cancer detection and treatment monitoring. It can also be used with reconstructed B-mode ultrasound planes. Data from the system can also be integrated with CT and MRI data for a more complete picture of the breast.