Breast centre’s MRI protocol offers interesting data for imaging system

The first installation of the MARIA breast imaging system in Germany took place in August at the Diagnostic Breast Centre in Göttingen. Training on the system has been completed and the first patient scanned. This is the first system to be installed as part of a distribution agreement between Hologic and Micrima in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Radiologist and partner Professor Uwe Fischer said: “I am keen to see what this system can do and how it could help us, especially in dense tissue.”

The Diagnostic Breast Centre provides MR scans for the majority of its patients and Micrima head of R&D Louis Tsui said: “This will be a very interesting patient cohort for Micrima as we continue to develop the functionality of MARIA since we have had limited MRI scans in our patient mix so far.

“The installation is being followed by a second one at the University Medical Center Mainz, where we will be working with Professor Andrea Teifke and her team.”

Micrima will continue to develop the system using all the data acquired from clinical trials with machine learning to develop a classifier. This will give an indication of likelihood of malignancy and is expected to be available in 2021.

Published on page 10 of the September 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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