Hologic, Inc., Introduces First Cart-Based Ultrasound System


The system is designed to reduce unnecessary biopsies, lesion correlation time, and improve overall diagnostic accuracy.

Hologic, Inc., announced recently it has expanded its ultrasound product line with its first cart-based system – the SuperSonic™ MACH 40.

The new system, which has multi-touch trackpad called SonicPad™, company officials said, is designed to enhance efficiency and accuracy while providing high-quality images and standard-setting imaging modes.

“With the addition of the SuperSonic MACH 40 system, we’ve successfully built a comprehensive portfolio of innovative, standard-setting breast ultrasound solutions designed to better meet the needs of breast imagers,” said Pete Valenti, Hologic’s division president of breast and skeletal health solutions. “The SuperSonic MACH 40 system embodies our commitment to delivering future-oriented solutions and was designed to help healthcare professionals reduce unnecessary biopsies by eliminating re-scans, reducing lesion correlation time, and improving overall diagnostic accuracy.”

According to company information, this system includes several new features:

  • UltraFast™ imaging technology that provides frame rates of up to 20,000 images per second.
  • B-mode imaging technology to produce smoother images with less speckle, clearer images across all tissue densities, and improved lesion clarity.
  • ShearWave™ PLUS – third-generation shear wave-based elastography technology provides diagnostic information that can play a role in breast lesion diagnostic work-ups, lesion targeting during ultrasound-guided biopsy, and the measurement of lesion size.
  • Three imaging modes – TriVu™ imaging – for the simultaneous same-image analysis of morphology, stiffness, and blood flow.

When conducting ultrasound-guided biopsies, company officials said, clinicians using the system can use Needle P.L.U.S. imaging to see both the biopsy needles and anatomical structures in real time, allowing them to predict needle trajectory.

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