Leading-edge technology dedicated to latest-generation imaging
The American Hospital of Paris is equipped with one of the ten most advanced mammography systems in the world.
In order to offer women the latest innovative techniques, the American Hospital in Paris has chosen to equip itself with a new full-field 3D digital mammography machine with tomosynthesis. It offers women an increasingly innovative technology and a new experience to improve their comfort during an examination that they sometimes find painful. A remote control allows them to control the compression of their breast during the examination.
One of the most important technological advances in recent years is breast tomosynthesis.
This 3D mammography technique consists in moving the x-ray tube around the breast to capture multiple images at the same time, as opposed to a single image captured with traditional mammography.
The images are reconstructed, or synthesized, using an algorithm similar to the one used by a CT scan. This technology facilitates the detection of early-stage cancer in a normal mammary gland, and makes it easier to distinguish dense, fibrous breast tissue which could lead to a false-positive.
A large study involving 200,000 women showed a nearly 30 percent relative increase in the number of cancers detected using this technique.
The American Hospital of Paris has acquired a new latest-generation 3D mammography device. With this system, the technician begins compressing the breast as usual, then gives the patient a remote control device which she can then use (if she wishes) to continue compressing her breast. This enables her to play an active role in the exam while improving her tolerance for this step of the procedure.<0}
Our new breast tomosynthesis device is part of our comprehensive approach to personalized patient care, provided by dedicated radiologists and technicians.