Case Study: Delphinus SoftVue 3D Breast Imaging System

Medical device designed to increase patient comfort

Delphinus SoftVue medical equipment design by Nottingham Spirk
Medical device design of 3D breast imaging

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.


To learn more, discover Nottingham Spirk’s medical device design services and our InnovateMD program.

SoftVue medical product innovation logo

SoftVue’s elegant design, purposely for women, brings a gentler, safer and softer imaging solution.

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