Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center in Tennesse has gotten new ultrasound system, the one from the French specialist in ultrosound medical imaging, SuperSonic Image.
The Aixplorer system provides breast imaging and options such as real-time ShearWave Elastography (SWE). SWE is a quick, non-invasive exam that gives practitioners a comprehensive and accurate tissue stiffness evaluation through a 2D color-coded map of elasticity in conjunction with a high-quality grayscale ultrasound image. Tissue stiffness is used by physicians to better characterize breast lesions and therefore help identify potentially malignant or other diseased tissue.
In its 33-year history, the pioneering Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) has delivered thousands of women a full range of breast health services, such as screening and diagnosis including percutaneous biopsies, surgery consultation and multidisciplinary team as well as a high risk assessment team. At this state-of-the-art facility that sees over 25,000 women per year, advanced imaging is vital.
“At KCBC, we have five board-certified radiologists who specialize in breast imaging with clinical correlation. After installing an Aixplorer system with SWE technology seven years ago, it became our physicians’ preferred ultrasound option for the unique quality of diagnostic information it gives us about breast tissue, so we decided to add another system to the practice,” said Dr. Kamila F. Kozlowski, clinical breast radiologist and founder of KCBC. “SWE is a technological advancement that has breathed new life into a trusted modality within the breast center — ultrasound. The additional information that SWE provides the radiologist allows for an improved level of diagnostic confidence, a reduction in unnecessary biopsies and fewer false positives and false negatives. For the patient, the reduction in stress and anxiety is profound.”
“We are thrilled to add another Aixplorer ultrasound system to KCBC’s breast imaging environment and support their efforts to help women with concerns regarding their breast health,” said Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of SuperSonic Imagine Jacques Souquet. “SuperSonic Imagine has maintained its leadership position in breast ultrasound by continually advancing Aixplorer’s capabilites. As we roll out new upgrades to Aixplorer, we anticipate that they will continue to improve physicians’ ability to diagnose breast cancer and other diseases early, fast and accurately.”