Siemens Healthcare and U-Systems Inc announce a technology licensing agreement for U-Systems’ somo•VIEWer advanced workstation for automated breast ultrasound, for use with Siemens’ ACUSON S2000 automated breast volume scanner.
The partnership will allow physicians to obtain a comprehensive 3D view of the breast with the intuitive anatomical coronal plane, not available with conventional ultrasound systems.

The coronal view provided by the somo•VIEWer workstation offers a more understandable representation of the global anatomy and architecture of the breast, which, it is hoped, will ultimately improve patient care and increase clinical workflow.
The device is indicated for use as an adjunct to mammography. Both Siemens and U-Systems warn that the device should not be used as a replacement for screening mammography.