The MARIA breast imaging system has been developed in response to the need for a breast scanning system that is effective in all tissue types, and that is painless and harmless.
The system consists of a horizontal bed with an aperture and a hemispherical scanning head located underneath it.
The patient lies in a prone position with the breast to be scanned pendant through the bed opening so that it is aligned over the scanning head.
In order to ensure maximum contact between the patient’s breast and the system, a fluid similar to a body lotion is applied over the surface of the breast.
There is no breast compression involved with MARIA, as the breast is fitted comfortably in the scanning array.
The MARIA system is designed to accommodate patients with different breast sizes.
The total scanning time of a breast is less than 1 minute with image generation taking less than 5 minutes.
The MARIA system is not cleared for use by the FDA.
*Video represents the 6th generation MARIA, the 7th generation will launch soon.