Siemens, U-Systems align for breast ultrasound technologies
U-Systems, a provider of breast ultrasound systems, has formed a technology licensing agreement with the ultrasound business unit of Siemens Healthcare.

The San Jose, Calif.-based U-Systems said its somo-VIEWer, a work-in-progress workstation for Automated Breast Ultrasound, has been licensed for use with Siemens’ Acuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner. This will allow physicians to obtain a 3D view of the breast volume which features U-Systems’ anatomical coronal plane.

Siemens is a non-exclusive distributor for U-Systems; technology and products, including the somo-v Automated 3D Breast Ultrasound System, somo-Viewer Software and workstation, and somo-v Patient Stabilizing Membranes.

“The coronal view provided by the somo-Viewer offers a more understandable representation of the global anatomy and architecture of the breast,” said Klaus Hambuechen, CEO of ultrasound at Siemens.