SuperSonic Imagine SA is a French company engaged in the ultrasound medical imaging field. The Company has developed the Aixplorer system, which uses the MultiWave technology, enabling the user to detect, characterize and, in the future, treat palpable and non-palpable masses. The MultiWave technology is based on combining two types of waves: an ultrasound wave that provides imaging in B-mode, and a shear wave, which measures and displays the stiffness of tissue in kilopascals. Aixplorer has several clinical applications: breast (and 3D breast), thyroid, abdomen, liver, musculo-skeletal, prostate, and gynaecological (excluding obstetrics). SuperSonic Imagine has both a direct sales and distribution network in more than 50 countries, including Hologic Inc for the breast care market in the United States, and Canon Marketing in Japan.