Centro Palmer becomes PIUR´s first reference center in Italy
June 29, 2021 (Vienna, Austria) – PIUR IMAGING announces a partnership with Centro Palmer in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Centro Palmer, one of the leading providers of thyroid diagnostics and interventions, becomes the first user of PIUR´s latest tomographic ultrasound system in Italy.
The PIUR tUS Infinity is a small, wireless add-on solution that turns any standard ultrasound device into a high-resolution tomographic imaging system. It consists of a small video box that connects to the video output of third-party ultrasound scanners, and a patented sensor-based tracking unit that attaches to any linear transducer. With a short sweep over the thyroid of a patient, an entire lobe can be captured in a single volume image. Smart post-processing tools allow the doctor to extract diagnostic information immediately or retrospectively.
“The spatial visualization of thyroid nodules gives me the opportunity to better asses the patient’s current situation. The transition from a 2D ultrasound image to a much more realistic 3D reconstruction is a breakthrough.”, says Dr. Petros Tsamatropoulos, endocrinologist at Centro Palmer and the newest member of PIUR´s Clinical Advisory Board.
With the Infinity system, Centro Palmer underlines its position as a provider of high-class medical care. Dr Giacomo Magrì, Sole Administrator Centro Palmer, and Dr.ssa Maria Grazia Torelli, Medical Director Centro Palmer, explain the acquisition of the Infinity with additional benefits for their patients: “We believe that 3D visualizations of the thyroid and its nodules will help our patients to better understand their health issues as well as the planned intervention. Better understanding the disease increases transparency and trust which is good for both the patient and the doctor.”
As a reference center for tomographic ultrasound, Centro Palmer will support PIUR IMAGING with showcasing the device to interested clinicians and spreading its use throughout Italy.
About PIUR IMAGING GmbH: piur imaging GmbH is a medical device company headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 2014, PIUR´s vision is to maximize access to safe, accurate and non-invasive image diagnostics through AI-driven tomographic ultrasound solutions.
About Centro Palmer: Centro Palmer was established in Reggio Emilia, Italy in 1986. Currently, Centro Palmer employs over 60 doctors and 24 medical specialties in two medical centers (Reggio Emila City and Rubiera, Reggio Emilia) and offers a broad range of healthcare services. Since 2014, Centro Palmer’s Endocrinology Unit provides the main interventional thyroidology diagnostic techniques and treatments.
About Dr. Petros Tsamatropoulos: Petros Tsamatropoulos, MD is a consultant endocrinologist at Poliambulatorio Privato Centro Palmer in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He specializes in thyroid ultrasonography and in ultrasound-guided techniques for the diagnosis and the minimally invasive treatment of thyroid nodules. His special field of interest is interventional thyroidology and in Centro Palmer he performs thyroid ultrasound scans, thyroid fine-needle aspirations biopsies and tru-cut biopsies, percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) for the treatment of thyroid cysts and percutaneous laser ablation (PLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of thyroid nodules.
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