Highly valuable tomosynthesis is only possible with a 50⁰ Wide-Angle
In breast care, screening programs are on the rise. However, there’s no global standard for how screening should be performed. While 2D mammography is the standard screening technology in nearly all countries, tomosynthesis is beginning to grow into the screening space. At Siemens Healthineers, we know that with 50° you realize the full potential of tomosynthesis.
With our 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis, we provide a superior, highly accurate method for detecting cancers and facilitating a reliable diagnosis. This will result in a significant change for breast care professionals, for radiologists, and – most importantly – for the many women and their families personally affected by breast cancer. We stand for tomosynthesis that is:
How our 50⁰ Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis works
Benefit from 50° and 25 projections
Watch how this technology works and find out, why tomosynthesis is needed to overcome the challenges of overlapping tissues or masking.
Put accuracy first – with a 43% higher invasive cancer detection rate¹
With 25 projections (the highest number available), our 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis helps you gain deeper insights, enabling more accurate and earlier detection¹. Only with 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis, can you achieve the highest mass detectability² and a depth resolution that is 3.5 times higher than with a narrow angle⁴.
Achieve better tissue separation and see more with the highest depth resolution³ and highest mass detectability² on the market.
Sustain her loyalty – with personalized dose and compression
The success of screening programs largely depends on patient acceptance. We designed our tomosynthesis with a positive patient experience in mind. With our 50⁰ Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis, we enable superior cancer detection with the right dose and compression for every woman.
In breast care, women have high expectations. They demand:
- comfortable, safe and efficient examinations
- reliable and quick results
We aim to meet these demands. For example, with 1-MLO tomosynthesis view, we reduce dose by 15% without compromising accuracy.⁴ Patient comfort can be optimized by decreasing compression by 40% compared to a standard mammogram.⁴ With our 50⁰ Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis, women also benefit from high accuracy in tomosynthesis, helping:
- reduces unnecessary recalls
- decrease anxiety
Drive efficient screening – with up to 10 exams per hour and faster reading5
Efficiency is needed throughout the diagnostic process: from patient positioning to acquisition, and from reading to distribution of results. For screening, 1-view tomo⁴ could lead to faster exams, lower data volume, and shorter reading times.
Now, with ~6-minute examination slots, 50⁰ Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis is ready for efficient screening, enabling you to schedule up to 10 examinations per hour. Your patients benefit from uninterrupted acquisition with our optimized 50° TomoFlow examinations. This gives you more time for what matters most – your clients and patients.
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The impact of angular range in tomosynthesis - The Cookie Experiment
Case 1 - Comparison of 15° and 50° tomosynthesis
- 55 year old woman
- Palpable lump in the upper inner quadrant of the left breast
- Invasive ductal carcinoma grade 2
Case 2 - Comparison of 15° and 50° tomosynthesis
- 57 year old woman
- Previous history of cysts and benign microcalcification
- Infiltrating ductal carcinoma grade 3
Case 3 - Comparison of 15° and 50° tomosynthesis
- 51 year old woman
- Finding 2016 (wide angle). Not seen in 2015 (narrow angle), but was visible in 2013 (wide angle).
- Benign nodule
Clinically validated, 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis increases diagnostic certainty with highly defined tissue and lesion morphology in unprecedented detail. Get more clinical evidence:
Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial
This prospective, population based trial proved that you can achieve a 43% higher invasive cancer detection rate, 15% less dose and 40% less compression with 1-view 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis.⁴
50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis provides superior cancer detection
A study conducted by Dr. D. Georgian-Smith et al. shows: 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis 2-view DBT alone has a higher diagnostic accuracy than 2-view FFDM.
Key clinical findings
Clinical studies conducted with 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis, and this bibliography provides an overview including key clinical findings.
Watch the expert talks
Experts at the 9 Breast Care Day at ECR 2019 confirm: 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis will dominate the screening space in the near future.
What's new with 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis?
Insight 2D – the Synthetic Twin of FFDM
Our synthetic mammogram, Insight 2D, offers breast imagers FFDM-like image impression. This allows you to perform fast prior comparison and easy breast density evaluation without the added dose of an additional 2D examination. Insight 2D eases the transition from FFDM to tomosynthesis as it takes the 2D viewing and reading habits of radiologists into account.
Experience the unique 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis in MAMMOMAT Revelation, offering the highest depth resolution³ and mass detectability available. MAMMOMAT Revelation is designed for superior cancer detection, personalized care, and high cost-effectiveness in every step of your mammography, tomosynthesis, biopsy, and reading workflows.
1Compared to FFDM. Cancer detection rate was 43% higher for invasive cancers in a large prospective screen trial of 15,000 women. Zackrisson S, Lång K, Rosso A, Johnson K, Dustler M, Förnvik D et al. (2018) One-view breast tomosynthesis versus two-view mammography in the Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial (MBTST): A prospective, population-based, diagnostic accuracy study. The Lancet Oncology. doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30521-7.
2Scaduto DA, Huang H, Liu C, Rinaldi K, Hebecker A, Mertelmeier T, Vogt S, Fisher P, Zhao W (2018) Impact of angular range of digital breast tomosynthesis on mass detection in dense breasts. Proc. SPIE 10718, 14th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI 2018), 107181V (6 July 2018).
3Maldera et al. (2016): Digital breast tomosynthesis: Dose and image quality assessment. Physica Medica, pp. 1-12.
4Zackrisson S, Lång K, Rosso A, Johnson K, Dustler M, Förnvik D et al. One-view breast tomosynthesis versus two view mammography in the Malmö Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Trial (MBTST): a prospective, population-based, diagnostic accuracy study.
5Data on file
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7Talk of Prof. Van Ongeval at Breast Care Day 2019, Vienna: https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/mammography/information-gallery/videos
50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis is not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons its future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers organization for further details.