Siemens Healthcare showcased its Magnetom Espree–Pink, Mammomat Novation and mammography tomosynthesis at the 2008 RSNA conference in Chicago.
The company said its Magnetom Espree–Pink combines the 70cm Open-Bore design of the Magnetom Espree for patient comfort with the Sentinelle Vanguard solution for high quality imaging and biopsy access. The MR system offers a portfolio of routine and advanced applications for breast care, including syngo Views, the Breast Suite to address the needs of routine breast imaging. Additionally Magnetom Espree-Pink offers advanced applications like syngo Grace spectroscopy for acquiring information on the biochemical status of a lesion or the Siemens syngo Blade for motion-free imaging results. The system is an 18-channel system and upgradeable to a fully equipped Magnetom Espree, powered by Tim, with whole-body diagnostic capabilities.
Mammomat Novation, a full-field digital mammography system for screening, diagnostics, and biopsy applications, is designed to handle the mammography workup from patient registration and image acquisition to post-processing and reading, according to the company. With Siemens’ dual anode technology, the system examines even dense breasts with shorter exposure times and reduced dose. Mammomat Novation is equipped with a large format detector size (24 cm x 29 cm) for imaging most breast sizes. The system allows the integration of Opdima digital spot imaging and digital biopsy system.
Siemens also highlighted the latest technology under development in full-field mammography, breast tomosynthesis. The 3D imaging technology acquires 2D projection images of a compressed breast at multiple angles during a sweep of the x-ray tube. The system is limited to investigational use and not commercially available in the United States.