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Siemens Rolls Out Its First Mobile Digital Mammography System in the U.S.
Date:11/2/2007

Nevada Cancer Institute's 'Hope Coach' Mobile Mammography Van Features

Siemens' MAMMOMAT NovationDR Digital System

MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions completed its first installation of a mobile digital mammography system in the U.S. The MAMMOMAT(R) NovationDR, a full-field digital mammography system, is featured as part of the Nevada Cancer Institute's (NVCI) new Hope Coach, a mobile digital mammography van serving the Las Vegas area.

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The Hope Coach was launched on Oct. 1 to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The custom-designed mobile imaging facility will visit worksites and other venues throughout the Las Vegas area, making breast cancer screening more convenient for women whose busy lifestyle may keep them from undergoing the recommended examination. A recent federal survey found that nearly 40 percent of all American women over the age of 40 do not receive annual mammograms(i).

"The combination of our MAMMOMAT NovationDR system and NVCI's mobile Hope Coach gives women in Las Vegas the opportunity to take advantage of the best of both worlds: high-quality digital mammography and the convenience of having the imaging facility come to them," said Anders Steiner, vice president, Special Systems Division, Siemens Medical Solutions. "We recognize that improving access to mammography for women is a vital component of the fight against breast cancer and commend NVCI's efforts in the Las Vegas community to this end."

The Hope Coach is equipped with the MAMMOMAT NovationDR, a state-of-the- art digital mammography system that features a flat panel detector built on amorphous Selenium (aSe) technology. This enables the direct conversion of X- ray to digital information and provides high spatial resolution and excellent
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