The Koning Corporation out of West Henrietta, New York received FDA approval for its Koning Breast CT (KBCT) system and KBCT-guided biopsy bracket. The Koning Breast CT generates 3D breast imaging for diagnostics without having to compress the breasts.
The patient lays in the prone position, with the breast to be scanned placed within the opening in the table. A rotating X-ray tube and detector are then employed to image the breast within ten seconds, during which time hundreds of snapshots are rapidly taken. The slices are then reconstructed into a volumetric image that can be rotated and viewed in a variety of ways.
The system is fast, does not cause discomfort to women and their breasts, while providing imaging of the entire breast from a single scan. Moreover, only the breast being scanned is exposed to the radiation, and with an optional collimator the area of interest can be further optimized to only irradiate the suspect lesions.
From the announcement:
Over 680 patient scans on KBCT were conducted at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (Rochester, New York) and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC-Rochester, New York), with additional collaboration at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (Wooster, Massachusetts) which culminated in a large reader study conducted at the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC) with Dr. Etta Pisano, a world renowned expert in Breast Imaging, serving as the Principal Investigator. “The results we have seen with 3D-KBCT have been remarkable compared to 2D imaging and there is no compression of the tissue making Breast CT a much more comfortable and painless procedure for women. I believe that 3D-KBCT will likely play a major role for multiple applications in breast imaging,” Dr. Pisano said.
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