Dr. Peter N. Burns Receives SuperSonic Imagine’s 3rd Aixplorer Achievement Award

  Dr. Peter N. Burns Receives SuperSonic Imagine’s 3rd Aixplorer Achievement

The Highly Innovative Ultrasound Company Honors Acclaimed Ultrasound Scientist
          at Symposium RSNA Symposium Held at the Adler Planetarium

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CHICAGO -- January 28, 2013

SuperSonic Imagine, the ultrasound company that pioneered breakthrough
ShearWave™ Elastography technology (SWE™), and UltraFast™ Doppler, today
announced that Dr. Peter N. Burns, Ph.D. has received the company’s 2012
Aixplorer Achievement Award. Dr. Burns follows past recipients, Dr. Nancy
Cappello, Are You Dense founder and Sherry Lansing, cancer research
philanthropist and former Paramount Pictures CEO who received the first award
in 2010. The SuperSonic Imagine Aixplorer Achievement Award was created to
recognize, honor and celebrate the outstanding contribution of time,
leadership or financial support made by individuals, companies or
associations, to advance cancer research and awareness.

Dr. Burns is a professor in the departments of Medical Biophysics and
Radiology at the University of Toronto, and a Senior Scientist, Imaging
Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. He specializes in the detection
of blood flow using Doppler techniques and has pioneered the development of
ultrasound contrast agents for the detection of microvascular blood flow, as
well as harmonic and pulse inversion imaging. Among many honors, Dr. Burns is
recognized for being the first to report ultrasonic detection of blood flow in
cancer, for which he received the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Prize.

“Dr. Burns has consistently made significant strides in his ultrasound
research which has had a profound impact on where the technology is today. His
contributions can not be overstated,” said Jacques Souquet, Ph.D. and CEO of
SuperSonic Imagine. “Much of his innovative ultrasound research has been
widely commercialized and has therefore had a significant influence on patient
care. Like previous honorees Nancy Cappello and Sherry Lansing, he is
extremely passionate about his work to advance patient well-being. ”

Dr. Burns commented, “Receiving the Aixplorer Achievement Award is indeed an
honor, particularly as it comes from a company of scientists which contains
great innovators who themselves continue to advance diagnostic ultrasound.
They are now clearly committed to rapid translation of the newest technology
into the hands of physicians, which once again will transform ultrasound

About SuperSonic Imagine

Founded in 2005 and based in Aix-en-Provence (France), SuperSonic Imagine is
an innovative, international company specializing in ultrasound medical
imaging. The company designs, develops, and markets a revolutionary ultrasound
system, Aixplorer®, with a unique ultrasound imaging technology, called
MultiWave™ Technology. This technology allows Aixplorer® to be the only
ultrasound system that images two types of waves to better characterize
tissue; an ultrasound wave to ensure impeccable image quality and a shear
wave, ShearWave™ Elastography, to compute and display true tissue stiffness in
real time by acquiring images nearly 200 times faster than conventional

In 2009, the Aixplorer® received 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug
Administration in the United States and CE mark in Europe.

Distribution agreements have been signed with prestigious companies such as
Hologic (Nasdaq : HOLX) for the breast market in the U.S.A. and Canon (NYSE :
CAJ) for Japan. SuperSonic Imagine’s distribution network has now more than 35
partners worldwide.

For more information about SuperSonic Imagine, please go to


SuperSonic Imagine
Michele Debain M.B.A.
Global Marketing Director
+33 442 99 24 32
Beacon Communications
Dan Conley, 312-593-8461
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