ABUS is specifically designed for breast ultrasound screening. Ultrasound is a proven breast imaging tool that we have used for years for guiding biopsies and other purposes; however handheld ultrasound is not well suited for broad screening use. Automated and used with a large probe for bilateral scanning, ABUS provides full-field breast scan that minimizes the chances of human error which is often a concern with conventional ultrasound. ABUS has the ability to capture precise anatomical detail of complex breast tissues and structures.
In one sweep of the machine ABUS is able to take 600 images of the breast tissue and captures images approximately every two millimeters. Computerized software renders the images to provide a 3D image of the breast.