Philips enters North American mammo market

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Royal Philips Electronics has launched MicroDose Mammography, a full-field digital mammography system.

MicroDose uses x-ray photon-counting technology. Similar to light-emitting diode lighting which uses less wattage than traditional incandescent bulbs while providing high light output, the Philips MicroDose photon-counting detector utilizes less radiation. MicroDose also provides curved support and a warm positioning surface, according to North Andover, Mass.-based Philips.

Additionally, the MicroDose photon-counting detector technology offers a platform for future breast applications, providing the option for continued advancements beyond 2D anatomical breast images.