Invenia* ABUS, CE marked for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, helping physicians look differently at dense breast tissue.

Innovative breast cancer screening for women with dense breast tissue.

Two clinicians looking at an Invenia ABUS monitor

Mammography may miss over 1/3 of cancers in dense breasts.1 The Invenia* ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound System) is a comfortable, non-ionizing alternative to other supplemental screening options for women with dense breast tissue. When used in addition to mammography, Invenia ABUS can improve invasive breast cancer detection by 57 percent over mammography alone.2 Learn more about Invenia ABUS by downloading the brochure.

Why is Invenia ABUS screening needed?

Invenia ABUS has been proven to increase the cancer detection rate in dense breasts when used in adjunct to mammography.

Invenia ABUS screening a patient

Learn more about breast density by downloading a breast density informational sheet.

What are the steps in an Invenia ABUS exam?

The Invenia ABUS acquisition process uses 3D ultrasound technology to comfortably and quickly image women with dense breast tissue. Each exam takes approximately 15 minutes.

Enhanced Diagnosis - Global View for planning:

3D Volume and multiple plane access helps to stage breast cancer accurately and non-invasively prior to surgery due to the global view of the Breast5.

1. Kolb, T., Lichy, J., Newhouse, J.H., Comparison of the Performance of Screening Mammography, Physical Examination, and Breast US and Evaluation of Factors that Influence Them: An Analysis of 27,825 Patient Evaluations Radiology 2002; 225:165-175
2. Wilczek, Leifland, Adding 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound to mammography screening in women with heterogeneously and extremely dense breasts. Report from a hospital-based, high-volume, single-center breast cancer screening program. European Journal of Radiology 85 (2016) 1554–1563
3. Pisano, E.D., Gatsonis, C., et. al. Diagnostic Performance of Digital versus Film Mammography for Breast-Cancer Screening, N Engl J Med 2005;353. 1- 11
4. Boyd, N.F., Guo, H., et. al., Mammographic Density and the Risk and Detection of Breast Cancer N Engl J Med 2007, 356 (3): 227-2362
5. Grady et al: Sonographic tomography for preoperative staging og breast cancer prior to surgery. Elsevier, Journal of Ultrasound, 10.1016/j.jus 2010.07.005


Technology designed for screening.

From its remarkable architecture to its advanced imaging algorithms, Invenia* ABUS is engineered for automated screening. Besides increased detection, the Invenia ABUS is designed for reproducibility, ease of use and both patient and operator comfort.

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Woman using Invenia ABUS

Powerful Imaging Architecture

Invenia ABUS's imaging architecture shifts traditional ultrasound from hardware- to software-based processing, resulting in extraordinary performance for the fast-paced breast imaging environment. With its massive parallel processing power and proprietary beamforming technology, the system creates focus at every pixel, delivering an image of high uniformity and resolution.

Intelligent Imaging Algorithms

Advanced algorithms automate the imaging process to help provide remarkable image quality and reproducibility from user to user, these include: Tissue Equalization, Nipple Shadow Compensation, Breast Border Detection and Chest Wall Detection. All of these are all designed to eliminate the distractions, and focus the Physician's attention on the most important data - the anatomy.

User-friendly touchscreen

Operator workflow is smooth and easy with the Invenia ABUS high-resolution touchscreen display's advanced Projective Capacitive Touch (PCT) technology. Its sleek, graphical user interface enhances the way you work. Tap and swipe colorful icons to quickly and easily maneuver through the Invenia ABUS exam.

Transducer shaped for a woman's anatomy

The Reverse Curve™ transducer offers extraordinary image performance, enhanced breast coverage with uniform compression and patient comfort. It is an extraordinary new class of transducer design conforms to a woman's anatomy.

Automated compression

The Invenia ABUS provides Compression Assist to the scan head assembly. This feature automatically applies up to 3 levels of compression to the breast for patient comfort, operator ease and image acquisition quality.

Invenia ABUS Workstation

Efficient reading and analysis

Images generated from the Invenia ABUS Scan Station are sent to the Invenia ABUS Workstation for interpretation, enabling fast, quick review and may be archived to PACS or external storage to optimize breast ultrasound workflow.

The workstation's intelligent tools provide efficient exam reading and analysis within 3 minutes 1 - which offers remarkable time saving for physicians compared to handheld ultrasound.

3D volumes are displayed in a patented, 2 mm thick coronal view slice from the skin to the chest wall using proprietary pattern recognition software. The result is a reading environment which allows for rapid and intuitive analysis of intricate breast anatomy and pathology.

1. ARRS 2012 Breast Imaging: Screening/Emerging Technologies Oral Abstract; Radiologist Interpretation Time for 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound Screening, R. Brem

Mastery Training

Mastery Training for Physicians and Technologists

The Invenia* ABUS Mastery Program uses progressive teaching techniques led by our experienced team of peer educators and clinical applications specialists. The program is dedicated to the rapid development of diagnostic confidence to quickly build the clinical skills and experience necessary to effectively use Invenia ABUS.

Radiologist using Invenia ABUS

Physician course:

  • Self-paced web-based tutorials, hands-on casework with a peer educator and self-assessment testing with individualized feedback

Technologist course:

Technologist training on Invenia ABUS
  • Conducted by an Invenia ABUS clinical applications specialist at your location as part of the Invenia ABUS system installation
    • Three full days of didactic teaching and hands-on scanning
    • Overview of the Invenia ABUS workstation user interface, basic features and functionality
    • One-on-one coaching to refine scanning technique, ensure proper positioning and reviewing scan quality.

Download the ABUS Education Overview for Europe


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Better health for more people
Healthymagination is a GE shared commitment to create better health for more people. GE is investing in and innovating technologies that address doctors' and patients' needs. Invenia ABUS was created to improve the quality of breast care.

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  • Compression Assist

    Automatically applies light and adjustable compression to the breast for patient comfort, operator ease and image acquisition quality.
  • Reverse Curve Transducer

    Shaped to conform to a woman’s anatomy, the high-frequency 15 cm wide field-of-view transducer automatically creates uniform compression across the entire breast for consistent, reproducible image quality independent of the operator.
  • Articulating Arm

    Provides fluid movement for positioning, as well as stability during scanning.
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  • Imaging Architecture

    Software-based processing provides extraordinary performance for the fast-paced breast imaging environment. Massive parallel processing power and proprietary beamforming technology creates focus at every pixel, delivering an image of high uniformity and resolution.
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  • Lotion Warmer

    Warms lotion to enhance patient comfort.
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  • Touch Screen User Interface

    Operator workflow is smooth and easy with the high-resolution touchscreen display with this sleek user interface that enhances the way you work. One button operation provides reproducibility and user-independency. Tap and swipe colorful icons to quickly and easily maneuver through the Invenia ABUS exam.
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