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Delphinus Medical Technologies deploys first SoftVue system

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the world-renowned, Detroit-based National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the first to receive Beringea U.S. portfolio company Delphinus Medical Technologies' SoftVue™ 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound Tomography System (SoftVue™), following its approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The new and advanced technology was designed to be the screening solution for women with dense breast tissue.

SoftVue™, used as an adjunct to mammography, allows women with dense breast tissue to have both cancer screenings during a single appointment. Taking approximately eight to 10 minutes, a SoftVue™ mammogram uses warm water and ultrasound technology to create a 3D image of the whole breast to detect the presence of cancer in its earliest stages — including masses in dense breast tissue often missed by mammography alone — while avoiding radiation exposure and compression, allowing the radiologist to make a more accurate diagnosis. When paired with a screening mammogram, SoftVue™ has been shown to identify up to 20 percent more cancers, while also reducing false positives and decreasing unnecessary call-backs and biopsies.

"The team at Karmanos has contributed deeply to the creation of our breakthrough SoftVue™ ultrasound tomography system, and we are thrilled to announce that they placed the first order and will be the first in the world to offer SoftVue™," said Mark Forchette, president & CEO of Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc. "We are excited about our next steps together to provide a new solution for the unmet needs and challenges of dense breast screening, and to share our proven clinical benefits with their patients."

Dedicated to the mission of leading in transformative cancer care, research and education, in 2009, Karmanos launched Delphinus Medical Technologies. The two organizations have since worked on various prototypes and conducted dozens of clinical trials to develop the state-of-the-art technology, demonstrating its ability to detect the presence of malignant and benign masses in women with dense breasts safely and more accurately.

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