Breast cancer molecular imaging

Advanced Research Technologies (GE Healthcare)

Detection, diagnosis and characterization device for breast diseases.


The SoftScan is a medical imaging device designed to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer.

The technology greatly improves patient experience as the breast is suspended in liquid bath technology which required a particular product architecture where the patient is elevated compared to the clinician.


This novel way to image breast cancer through light absorption offers the opportunity for a rapid diagnosis.

The ergonomic patient interface is designed to provide a respectful and comfortable position during treatment. The entire device separates into modules in order to be able to circulate easily in a hospital.



• Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

• McGill University Health Center Cedars Breast Clinic in Monteal

• Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

• Ottawa Regional Women’s Breast Health Center

• Montreal Royal Victoria

• Central Alberta Medical Imaging Services (CAMIS)


Human factors / Uer testing on different prototype generations



2003 1st Prize, Industrial Research, Montreal Design Institute (IDM)

2004 IDEA Bronze, Design Exploration, Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA)

2006 German Design Award, Nomination