On November the 17th, SuperSonic Imagine announced they were bringing their innovative Aixplorer ultrasound system to the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. The company specializes in ultrasound imaging for medical purposes. The Aixplorer system is capable of delivering premium breast imaging and real-time ShearWave Elastography, or SWE. The unique ShearWave Elastography technology provides practitioners with an accurate evaluation of tissue stiffness.

The information is delivered in the form of a 2D color-coded map, as well as a traditional grayscale ultrasound image. Tissue stiffness has been proven to be a good indicator of malignant and diseased tissue. Therefore, these images can be utilized by the physician to identify problems much sooner than before. Tennessee’s Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, or KCBC, has been in business for over 33 years.

During the clinic’s tenure, they have worked with thousands of women, while providing females with comprehensive breast health services, including screenings and diagnosis. According to the recent press release, KCBC treats more than 25,000 woman each year. The addition of SuperSonic Imagine’s Aixplorer should be a valuable addition to the clinic and their patients. The tool is beneficial for breast cancer patients and aids with lesion characterization, surgical planning and therapy monitoring.

The Aixplorer system is compatible with a wide assortment of transducers and can be utilized for various applications. Aside from breast applications, the ultrasound system can be used for pediatrics, abdominal scans, thyroid scans, and more. KCBC offers mobile mammography in the Knoxville area and strives to save lives from breast cancer. The center provides woman with screening, diagnosis and treatment services from the most compassionate breast specialists and with the aid of the latest equipment and technology.

SuperSonic Imagine has been in business since 2005. The French company specializes primarily in medical imaging. The company has been listed on Euronext under the symbol SSI since April of 2014. For additional information about SuperSonic Imagine, be sure to visit their official website at www.supersonicimagine.com.

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