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Revolutionising women's health: Groundbreaking imaging software screens for osteoporosis during mammograms

Women could be assessed for osteoporosis during routine mammogram appointments in a groundbreaking move poised to transform the landscape of women's health screening.

Photo of Dr Paul Scott, CEO of IBEX.
Photo of Dr Paul Scott, CEO of IBEX.

Revolutionary imaging software that can detect signs of brittle bone disease has been integrated into a new, state-of-the-art diagnostic mammography system, Cybele, which was unveiled at the recent European Congress of Radiology (ECR).


Recognised for its ‘Greatest Potential Benefit to the NHS’, the innovative technology would allow patients being screened for breast cancer to also be assessed for osteoporosis, a disease affecting around 1 in 3 women today.


Dr Paul Scott, CEO of IBEX, the company behind the medical imaging software, said the integrated technology would allow radiographers to take an X-ray of the wrist on the mammography machine. This could aid the early detection and treatment of osteoporosis, among the most impacted group in society – post menopausal women and those undergoing breast cancer treatment.


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