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U-Systems Launches somo-v Platinum Automated Breast Ultrasound System at RSNA
Date:11/28/2011

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Systems, the leader in automated breast ultrasound, today announced the introduction of the somo-v Platinum, a significant update to the somo-v® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) system. The somo-v ABUS is first and only ultrasound system designed specifically for high-volume breast screening.  Featuring proprietary imaging performance and screening workflow advances, the somo-v ABUS Platinum has been specifically designed to streamline exam efficiency while improving image quality and clinical confidence. The company made the announcement here at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America, November 27 – December 2.

U-Systems also recently announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) accepted its premarket approval (PMA) application for review.  The PMA is seeking a breast cancer screening indication for the somo-v® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) system, which is currently FDA-cleared for diagnostic use as an adjunct to mammography.

Imaging Performance and Patient Comfort

The Platinum system features U-Systems' revolutionary new class of transducer technology designed to deliver unparalleled imaging performance and patient comfort.  The ergonomic Reverse Curve Technology conforms to anatomic curve of women's breasts for improved comfort and imaging performance during an automated 3D ultrasound exam.  The Reverse Curve Technology uses convergent scan line geometry, enabling ultrasound beams, or sound waves, to penetrate the skin perpendicularly, improving penetration and sharpening focus at depth.  Additionally, the Reverse Curve Technology creates uniform compression thickness across the entire breast enhancing image equality.  Greater image overlap ensures wide field-of-view imaging, increasing confidence of viewing entire breast.

Reverse Curve Technology also incorporates the Soft Touch Floating Co
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