With the number of breast cancer cases on the increase, a new screening technology has been introduced by Siemens Healthcare.

“For the first time in India, Siemens Healthcare today introduced a breakthrough innovation called Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai,” D. Ragavan, the company’s Sector CEO for Healthcare, South Asia, told the media here.

ABVS automatically acquires volume images of the breast, helping in comprehensive screening using ultrasound, he said. “This new technology comfortably images patients with dense breast tissue or with a history of breast disease.”

The machine is equipped to ensure accurate and consistent diagnosis, Ragavan said.

The one-button locking mechanism simplifies and expedites volume acquisition and addresses the common problem of repetitive stress injuries, he said.

With this technology, images can be acquired in less than 10 minutes, as compared to half an hour in the conventional systems, Ragavan said.

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