April 6, 2007

Siemens Medical Solutions Ultrasound Division has entered into an agreement to distribute U-Systems’ SomoVu automated breast ultrasound system worldwide.

The completely automated system can be used as an adjunct to mammography, focusing primarily on women with dense breast tissue. Studies have shown that mammography is less effective in such patients.

A recent study in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that women with significantly dense breast tissue have a three to five times higher risk of breast cancer than women with fatty breast tissue.

The SomoVu system provides automated ultrasound image acquisition of the breast and allows for comprehensive display and review of 3-D breast volumes.

For more information, visit Siemens’ Web site.