High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis
Trust in what you see – at the widest angle.

High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis
DBT Screening Trial

A new level of clarity. EMPIRE Technology.

High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis is the world’s first tomosynthesis to incorporate the patented Enhanced Multiple Parameter Iterative REconstruction (EMPIRE) Technology. The unique combination of iterative and machine learning algorithms reconstructs images with unparalleled clarity in both contrast and detail.

EMPIRE Technology enables enhanced image quality seen in

  • Reduction of noise and artefacts,
  • Improvements in detection and display of microcalcification morphologies, and
  • Improvements in subcutaneous tissue and skin line visualization.

So you can trust in what you see:

  • See highly defined tissue and lesion morphology in unprecedented detail
  • View micro calcifications clearly and their morphology precisely
  • Increase diagnostic certainty and earlier detection

Learn more about EMPIRE technology

Scientific papers

Uchiyama et al. Clinical Efficacy of Novel Image Processing Techniques in the Framework of Filtered Back Projection (FBP) with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) LNCS 8539 pp 320-326 (2014) Download scientific paper

Timberg etal. Detection of calcification clusters in digital breast tomosynthesis slices at different dose levels utilizing a SRSAR reconstruction and JAFROC Proc. SPIE 9416, Medical Imaging (2015) Download scientific paper


syngo.Breast Care

Siemens Healthineers’ syngo.Breast Care provides optimized multimodality reading, including High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis. This client server application enables a streamlined reading workflow.

Find out more about syngo.Breast Care.


See with unexpected clarity – with EMPIRE Technology.

High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis is currently under development and not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healhineers organization for further details.

EMPIRE Technology, Insight 2D and Insight 3D are not commercially available. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed.

High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis, EMPIRE Technology, Insight 2D and Insight 3D are currently under development; is not for sale in the U.S. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed.