Let’s stand up to cancer! Let’s be proactive!
Let’s remind our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends how much they mean to all of us! Early detection does save lives!
Please join the Living Well Foundation/Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley team.
Let’s help save lives from breast cancer together. Let’s go the extra mile and together we can, and will make a difference. No one fights this battle alone. We can walk together and find a cure!
The event will take place at Fox Cities Stadium.
Making Strides of the Fox Valley
Saturday October 21st, 2017
Please visit Making Strides of the Fox Valley for more details on the event:
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Subtle recessed lighting contours the SoftVue™ system, with a rainbow of selectable colors to match décor and mood, while an integrated footstep and softly-curved arches for hand placements offer a secure and easy approach. SoftVue™ features a padded table-top allowing for comfort during the exam.
SoftVue™ has received FDA clearance for diagnostic imaging purposes and is not intended for use as a replacement for screening mammography.
Step One – The technologist assists the woman onto the table and helps position her on her stomach.
Step Two – Once on her stomach, one breast is suspended into a warm water reservoir.
Step Three – A soft gel guide, the Sequr™ Breast Interface, engages with the front of the breast to center, shape and steady it during the procedure.
Step Four – The volumetric ring transducer encircles the breast, imaging from the nipple to the chest wall in 2 millimeter intervals.
Step Five – Three distinct imaging volumes are created showing reflection, speed of sound, and attenuation.
Introducing a singularly unique approach in transducer design, SoftVue™ incorporates over 2000 transducer elements within a uniform ring configuration featuring TriAD™ triple acoustic detection. This remarkable imaging capability gathers not only reflected echoes, but quantifies the signals transmitted through the breast. The tomographic coronal image presentation delivers an unrivaled view of the structure of breast tissue, and depicts tissue attributes of sound speed and attenuation that can assist physicians in distinguishing normal tissue from areas of concern.
Reflection Sound Speed Attenuation
The Sequr™ Breast Interface is a central component of the SoftVue™ system and serves an essential function. This soft anatomically-formed guide engages with the front of the breast to center, shape and steady it during the imaging procedure. By adjusting the breast contour and stabilizing the breast tissue, this one-per-patient consumable assists with proper positioning of the breast and promotes efficiency during image acquisition.
It is now widely understood that mammography alone is not sufficient to detect breast cancer for women with dense breasts.
Mammography demonstrates variances in the attenuation of x-radiation as it passes through tissue. The challenge with dense breast tissue is that it can have similar attenuating properties as cancer, so a sufficient level of variance may not be appreciated by mammography, particularly problematic in the dense breast. Unlike mammography, SoftVue™ is not confounded by breast density and can find masses apart from the dense tissue based on differing acoustic properties.
Women who have dense breast tissue have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women with less dense breast tissue. In fact, high breast density is a greater risk factor than having two first degree relatives with breast cancer.
As a 3D whole breast ultrasound system, SoftVue™ brings a safer and softer imaging solution, introducing a new approach to imaging the entire breast using sound and water. The exam is private and discreet, the breast is not openly seen during the scanning process and there is no compression and no radiation.
At Delphinus, we are working to assist physicians gain accurate information to better detect breast cancer where it can be the most challenging, in dense breast tissue. While developing better imaging science, we are striving for a better breast imaging experience for women. SoftVue has received FDA clearance for diagnostic imaging purposes and is not intended for use as a replacement for screening mammography.