Invenia ABUS Screening

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 70% of ASIAN 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.

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.


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. 

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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 radiologist’s attention on the most important data – the anatomy. 

Invenia ABUS Workstation

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 scan head assembly includes Compression Assist, a feature which automatically applies up to 3 levels of compression to the breast for patient comfort, operator ease and image acquisition quality. 

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

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 

For more information download the Invenia ABUS Education Information Sheet

Marketing your ABUS

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. 

Woman with doctor and technologist behind her

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