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Superior image quality  
3D image of the entire breast  
Designed specifically for breast imaging  
Integrated visualization tools  
No breast compression, low radiation  
More diagnostic information  

Superior image quality

While experts agree that image quality is the key to early detection and accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, mammography, the current “gold standard” for breast imaging, often fails to deliver what is needed. Although it is a high-spatial resolution imaging modality, it cannot achieve contrast resolution sufficient to allow differentiation of small structures from background tissue. Koning Breast CT (KBCT) achieves both high spatial and contrast resolution.

3D image of the entire breast

Unlike whole body CT scanners, KBCT is the first fully integrated, dedicated CT scanner designed specifically to image the entire breast, from the chest wall to the nipple, with high spatial and contrast resolution. Traditional mammography is a two-dimensional (2D) projection acquisition permitting structure and tissue overlap which can obscure a breast lesion. KBCT images are displayed in both 3D and thin multislice format to improve performance on structure and tissue overlap.

Designed specifically for breast imaging

With its unique exam table and pendulous positioning of the breast, KBCT is able to acquire a true 3D image of the entire breast. Prone positioning on the ergonomic table ensures patient comfort. The self shielded design and the dedicated operator’s console eliminate the need for a separate control room. Access to the patient is available from wide interlocking safety covers on both sides, and the table can be elevated to up to 1.5 meters: this makes it possible to perform other operations such as biopsy.

Integrated visualization tools

Hundreds of images are captured in a single 10 second rotation of the gantry and processed within seconds. Images are presented in both thin multislice multiplanar projections and true isotropic 3D format, eliminating tissue overlap and superimposition of structures common to 2D mammography. KBCT comes with a complete set of visualization tools including side by side hanging protocols for comparison to previous mammograms. KBCT is DICOM compliant for RIS/PACS connectivity and allows remote viewing from up to 3 simultaneous locations (expandable if needed).

No breast compression, low radiation

Diagnostic mammography requires breast compression, which is painful to women, and a reason why many choose not to undergo further exams. Breast scanning with KBCT is easier on women because it allows scanning the breast in its natural state without having to pull, flatten and compress the tissue, eliminating the pain. Radiation doses are within range of diagnostic mammography.

More diagnostic information

True isotropic 3D imaging and thin multislice formats available with KBCT can potentially provide more diagnostic information. In a study to assess coverage conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center, KBCT was found to have better coverage than mammography in the inferior, posterior, medial, and lateral aspects and equivalent coverage in the superior aspect; in an overwhelming majority of cases, lesions were equally or better visualized with KBCT than diagnostic mammography.

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