Screening Exam

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 InveniaTM 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 breast cancer detection by 55 percent over mammography* alone.2 Learn more about Invenia ABUS by downloading the brochure

Why is Invenia ABUS screening needed? 

Approximately 40% of American women have dense breasts.3 Having dense breasts can increase a woman’s risk to develop cancer by 1-6 times.4 Mammography may miss cancers in dense breasts, Invenia ABUS has been proven to find 55 percent more invasive cancers after
a normal or benign mammographic finding.

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.

Watch a short video showing the Invenia ABUS acquisition process.

Clinical value

ABUS has been shown to find small, invasive, node-negative cancers that were missed by mammography. ABUS as a supplemental exam is becoming an integral part of many practices. Click here to learn more about the clinical benefits of ABUS, including research, case studies, webinars and testimonials.

Anatomy of an ABUS image

ABUS 3D images provide clinicians the ability to thoroughly and efficiently examine breast tissue. The format may seem unfamiliar at first. Click here to learn more about the ABUS image display and image manipulation options

Brief Statement: The Invenia ABUS is indicated as an adjunct to mammography or breast cancer screening in asymptomatic women for whom screening mammography findings are normal or benign (BI-RADS® Assessment Category 1 or 2), with dense breast parenchyma (BI-RADS Composition/Density C or D), and have not had previous clinical breast intervention. The device is intended to increase breast cancer detection in the described patient population. The Invenia ABUS may also be used for diagnostic ultrasound imaging of the breast in symptomatic women. See the device manual for detailed information, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events.

*Increase in sensitivity associated with an overall decrease in specificity.
1. Boyd, N.F. Mammographic Density and the Risk and Detection of Breast Cancer, N Engl J Med 2007;356:227-36.
2. Brem RF, Tabár L, Assessing Improvement in Detection of Breast Cancer with Three-dimensional Automated Breast US in Women with Dense Breast Tissue: The SomoInsight Study. Radiology. 2015 Mar; 274(3): 663-73.
3. Pisano et al. Diagnostic Performance of Digital versus Film Mammography for Breast –Cancer Screening. NEJM 2005;353:1773
4. et al, NEJM Jan 2007.

Clinical Evidence

Clinical evidence is growing about the effectiveness of ultrasound for finding small, node-negative, invasive cancers missed by mammography.  Invenia ABUS is designed for the screening environment, specifically for dense breast imaging.  Invenia ABUS diminishes operator variability and creates 3D ultrasound volumes to enable comprehensive analysis and comparison to multi-modality exams. 

Read the SomoInsight Study, to learn about the effectiveness of ABUS for breast screening. Download the SomoInsight Study 

Dr. Rachel Brem comments on the significance of the study Dr. Mark Inciardi comments on the clinical benefit of ABUS

Clinical Cases

View case studies that detail how ABUS helped uncover hidden cancers.

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Complimentary webinars

View webinars by ABUS early adopters as they discuss their experience and results. Additional complimentary webinars are also available.  

Customer and Patient Experience

Click here listen to clinicians speak about their experience using ABUS in their practice, and patients speaking about the peace of mind ABUS brings.


Technology designed for screening.

GE Healthcare is the sole provider of FDA-approved technology designed for screening women with dense breast tissue. From its remarkable architecture to its advanced imaging algorithms, InveniaTM 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. 

Click the Tour icon above to view the Invenia ABUS Scan Station

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 radiologist’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 patented Reverse Curve™ transducer offers extraordinary image performance, enhanced breast coverage 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 compressions 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. 

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.


Mastery Training for Physicians and Technologists

The InveniaTM 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: 

  • No travel necessary - courses are conducted in a peer-to-peer format via remote desktop sharing with live video and audio connections. 
  • 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, 3D volume layout, case management, image data storage and reporting 
    • One-on-one coaching to refine scanning technique and ensure proper positioning 
    • Review the quality of every scan 
  • Includes 5 CEUs specific to breast ultrasound. Satisfies the minimum ACR credentialing requirements for ARRTs at ACR Breast Centers of Excellence or ACR Accredited Breast Ultrasound Centers 

For more information download the Invenia ABUS Education Information Sheet


Marketing your InveniaTM ABUS screening program 

GE Healthcare is committed to your success. As part of your Invenia ABUS investment, we provide a comprehensive set of customizable, professionally designed marketing tools. 

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You will receive a Marketing Kit that includes sample materials, templates and production files for you to customize and reproduce you to create your own PR and digital/print materials for your practice.

The marketing kit provides tools to help you: 

  • Inform referring physicians how Invenia ABUS improves early cancer detection for their patients 
  • Increase patient’s knowledge about breast density with educational tools such as brochures, posters and videos 
  • Market to women in your community with social media, press releases and other templates to help grow awareness


Invenia ABUS System Consumable Supplies

GE Healthcare offers an array of consumable supplies for the InveniaTM ABUS and somo•vTM ABUS (Automated Breast Ultrasound) Platinum systems including scan membranes, Polysonic® ultrasound lotions and ProtexTM disinfectants.

ABUS Single-Use Stabilization Membrane

The ABUS disposable scan membrane provides comfort to the patient during the 3D image acquisition. The flexible, polyester, mesh fabric stabilizes the breast tissue and enables better image quality during the scan. The membrane is single-use-only which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination and the need for sterilization. Curved membrane dimensions: 229mm (L) x 213mm (W) x 19mm (D).

PolySonic Lotion

POLYSONIC® Ultrasound Lotion is an acoustic coupling lotion that is hypo allergenic and has a light pleasing scent

Disinfectant Wipes

ProtexTM one-step cleaner disinfectant kills more than 30 pathogens including HIV, H1N1 and MRSA, while remaining safe for even the most sensitive surfaces. For your ease and convenience, it is available as a pre-moistened wipe.

For additional information or to order contact:
Phone: 866-281-7545 - opt. 2, opt. 1
Fax: 877-279-6990

Polysonic and Protex are trademarks of Parker Laboratories, Inc. Third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Parts, Accessories & Devices

    The Invenia ABUS scan head assembly utilizes disposable, single-use mesh membranes to aid in acoustic coupling, compression and stabilization. Learn more by contacting GE Accessories at 800-558-5102.

    A call back for supplemental screening can cause anxiety in a woman. SensorySuite enhances the ABUS screening exam and helps to improve the patient experience. This all-encompassing interactive experience simultaneously stimulates three of your patient’s senses – sight, smell, and hearing – to help instill relaxation and serenity during her ABUS exam. Learn more by visiting GE Accessories online at or call 800-558-5102.

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