Volpara is a software application intended for use with digital breast x-ray systems, including tomosynthesis. Volpara calculates and quantifies volumetric breast density as a ratio of fibroglandular tissue and total breast volume estimates. Volpara provides these numerical values along with a BI-RADS breast density 4th or 5th Edition category to aid health care professionals in the assessment of breast tissue composition.
Product specifications Information source: Vendor
Last updated: May 24, 2023
Product name VolparaDensity
Company Volpara Health
Subspeciality Breast
Modality Mammography
Disease targeted Breast cancer
Key-features Breast density quantification, BI-RADS, BI-RADS breast density category
Suggested use After: diagnosis verification
Data characteristics
Population Breast screening population
Input 2D Full-Field Digital Mammography, 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis​
Input format DICOM
Output DICOM structured report
Output format DICOM
Integration Integration in standard reading environment (PACS), Integration RIS (Radiological Information System)
Deployment Locally on dedicated hardware, Locally virtualized (virtual machine, docker), Cloud-based
Trigger for analysis Automatically, right after the image acquisition
Processing time 10 - 60 seconds
Certified, Class I , MDD
510(k) cleared, Class II
Market presence
On market since 10-2010
Distribution channels
Countries present (clinical, non-research use) 36
Paying clinical customers (institutes)
Research/test users (institutes)
Pricing model Pay-per-use, Subscription, One-off payment
Based on Number of users, Number of installations, Number of analyses
Peer reviewed papers on performance

  • Supplemental MRI Screening for Women with Extremely Dense Breast Tissue (read)

Non-peer reviewed papers on performance

  • Impact of Artificial Intelligence System and Volumetric Density on Risk Prediction of Interval, Screen-Detected, and Advanced Breast Cancer (read)

  • A Case-Control Study to Add Volumetric or Clinical Mammographic Density into the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Model (read)

Other relevant papers

  • Digital mammographic density and breast cancer risk: a case–control study of six alternative density assessment methods (read)