Under the terms of the agreement, Hologic will sell, install and service SuperSonic Imagine‘s Aixplorer ultrasound technology platform to the breast care community in the US.

The Aixplorer MultiWave ultrasound system features a patented, software-based architecture that incorporates the latest signal processing technology designed to enable B-mode image quality and support a new imaging tool, ShearWave Elastography.

ShearWave Elastography is designed to provide a real-time, color-coded map that displays true local tissue elasticity and this technique is user-skill independent and reproducible.

Hologic Breast Health senior vice president and general manager Peter Soltani said that Hologic is committed to providing the highest quality imaging products to assist in the diagnosis of breast disease.

"Partnering with SuperSonic Imagine to market the Aixplorer breast ultrasound platform is a natural extension of our portfolio. With the addition of the Aixplorer system, we can provide clinicians another leading edge technology to help detect breast cancer in its early stages," Soltani said.