SuperSonic Imagine has reported positive results from a world wide multicentre study evaluating the benefit of ShearWave Elastography, an imaging technology, when added to ultrasound for improved lesion classification.
SuperSonic Imagine said that the global, multi-centre study was conducted across 16 American and European sites and involved 1,800 patients with breast lesions.
The study results demonstrated that ShearWave Elastography is reproducible both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Additionally, a statistical model based on 939 lesions showed that ShearWave Elastography increases the performance of ultrasound breast cancer diagnosis.
The world wide study results were also validated by the study in Europe, in which 1,223 lesions were examined, including 425 cancers.
In the study researchers used Aixplorer, an ultrasound imaging system
Aixplorer uses ShearWave Elastography, to measure true tissue elasticity, in real time, to provide quantifiable, user- skill independent and reproducible results.