QT ULTRASOUND INVESTIGATES 3D PRINTING AS NEW DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR BREAST CANCER

3D Printing Industry | 2/18/2019 | Beau Jackson
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California-headquartered medical imaging company QT Ultrasound has used its detailed pictures of microanatomy to 3D print a model of a woman’s breast tissue. A tangible model of the complex duct system, the model presents a potential avenue for diagnosticians working with breast cancer.

“We are on a mission to change the paradigm of breast imaging,” explains QT Ultrasound CEO Dr. John Klock.

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“THE BENEFITS OF BEING ABLE TO SEE BREAST TISSUE INFORMATION IN A TRUE 3D VOLUME, AND THEN SEGMENT AND ISOLATE THE TISSUE TYPES, INCLUDE NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO EXAMINE THE DUCTAL NETWORK OF THE FEMALE BREAST IN WAYS WE NEVER COULD BEFORE.”

QT Ultrasound’s flagship product is the QTscan system. As the company name suggests, the QTscan is an imaging tool that uses ultrasound, a non-invasive method as opposed to other techniques such as an MRI. At present, the technology is not yet ready to succeed conventional mammography, however it is specifically designed for picturing the breast.The company seeks to improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses, especially for dense breast tissue which can result in tumors being missed.

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In 2018, the QTscan system was granted clearance by the FDA as an adjunct to mammography. Dr. Klock adds, “Transmission ultrasound provides high definition imaging of breast tissue, and we’re excited to show why true 3D data acquisition and image reconstruction matters.”

The 3D printed model from QT Ultrasound depicts the the inner network of a woman’s breast ducts. This is where the earliest form of breast cancer (Stage 0 and...
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