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By John Wallace

The annual RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting is a grand event each and every year. The 105th meeting held December 1-6, 2019 at the McCormick Place in Chicago was no different.

It is impossible to see and do everything that is offered. However, thanks to exhibit tours and exclusive interviews the Imaging Community Exchange (ICE) magazine is able to share some of the exciting news from RSNA.

Hologic Inc. showcased its comprehensive portfolio of breast and skeletal health products, including screening, interventional, surgical, ultrasound and skeletal solutions at RSNA.

Hologic continues to expand and strengthen its position in breast health, most recently ranking first in customer satisfaction, service and system performance on the 2019 IMV ServiceTrack Diagnostic Imaging report, an annual customer satisfaction survey on the medical imaging industry.

“It’s been an exciting year for Hologic as we’ve continued to develop a comprehensive breast health ecosystem that impacts every step of the patient pathway from diagnosis to treatment,” Hologic Division President, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions Pete Valenti said in a press release. “Today, we are the only manufacturer addressing the full continuum of care for breast health, and that is something we’re very proud of. As the trusted expert in breast health, we appreciate the opportunity to educate and engage with thousands of health care providers at RSNA to demonstrate the clinical superiority of our solutions and the proven impact they continue to have on our customers and their patients.”

Hologic continues to expand its product portfolio through insight-driven innovation and strategic acquisitions to address the entire clinical continuum of breast cancer diagnosis and care, from digital specimen radiography and stereotactic breast biopsy systems, to breast biopsy markers and surgical guidance systems. The company recently acquired SuperSonic Imagine, a pioneer in the field of ultrasound imaging, which markets ShearWave elastography with UltraFast technology for the detection of breast lesions. The latest version, ShearWave PLUS, available on the SuperSonic Mach 30 system, can visualize, analyze and quantify tissue stiffness in real time.

Earlier in 2019, Hologic introduced new innovations to drive accuracy and workflow efficiencies, including 3DQuorum imaging technology powered by Genius AI, and Unifi Workspace. 3DQuorum technology works in tandem with Hologic’s Clarity HD high-resolution imaging technology to reduce tomosynthesis image volume for radiologists. Unifi Workspace is a comprehensive breast diagnostic reading solution designed to enable more informed decision making and improve workflow efficiencies for radiologists. Both products were on display at RSNA, alongside the company’s other screening, interventional, surgical, ultrasound and skeletal solutions.

The Unifi Workspace is among the first workstations to unify all workstations into one. Hologic said it eliminates a radiologist having multiple screens for viewing images.

Also, the 3DQuorum powered by Genius AI will reduce read time by about two-thirds which translates to about 1 hour per day.

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