At PA Imaging we are developing the next generation of screening and diagnostic mammograms. With the photo-acoustic technology developed at the University of Twente, we provide a non-invasive, high resolution, and low cost solution to the need for advanced diagnosis of breast tumors.

While conventional mammograms use hazardous X-ray radiation, our infrared lasers locally excite the breast tissue safely from multiple directions. As the tissue heats up momentarily under influence from the laser light, an ultrasound pulse travels through the breast and is picked up by hundreds of ultrasound transducers. Real-time tomography software translates this avalanche of information into a comprehensive 3D image of the breast. The difference in response of healthy tissue and malignant tumors is shown immediately.

PA Imaging is cooperating with the Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital in Enschede to validate our photo-acoustic mammoscope. In a dedicated treatment room within the mammogram polyclinic we are performing a second round of clinical validation.



PA Imaging obtained Series A risk capital from the public-private incubator fund UT International Ventures.

PA Imaging works closely together with University Twente and its MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine to develop a method for harmless and painless photo-acoustic mammography. Clinical validation is performed together with the Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital.

Contact PA Imaging

PA Imaging R&D B.V.
De Veldmaat 10
Bldg. 46 / HTF-SEPA HI.222-224
NL – 7522 NM Enschede
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)53 750 1184