Medipattern, SonoCine ink Canadian distribution deal

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MediPattern has become the distributor for SonoCine's Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound System (AWBUS) in Canada.

AWBUS is used as an adjunct to mammography for breast cancer screening. The technology acquires a sequence of ultrasound images which capture breast tissue as individually focused slices.

SonoCine recently received Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System approval from Health Canada as a class II medical device and is available for immediate sales in Canada. The first system will be installed this week at Clinique Radiologique Audet in Quebec City.

For more about screening ultrasound, please read "Breast Ultrasound Screening Marches into Practice" in the November 2011 issue of Health Imaging