Case Study: Delphinus SoftVue 3D Breast Imaging System
Medical device designed to increase patient comfort
Delphinus Medical Technologies approached Nottingham Spirk with their concept for SoftVue™, a new 3D breast imaging technology that would cause no pain or compression for the patient.
Our challenge with this medical product innovation was to design and build two prototypes of a patient table, cushion, and flexible membrane with a focus on system compatibility and FDA-compliance. We needed to:
- Maximize radiologist’s access to the anatomy of interest
- Increase the ease of patient ingress/egress and comfort
- Minimize any intimidating factors
Nottingham Spirk delivered a medical device design that provides improved access for imaging, refined friendly aesthetics and, most importantly, patient comfort. SoftVue™ has received FDA clearance for diagnostic imaging purposes. The systems are currently in clinical trials at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.