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

clinical detail. The combination of the proprietary detector technology and the unique X-ray tube allows for high-quality imaging with reduced dose exposure. The 24x29-centimeter detector panel is designed to image a wide range of patient breast sizes, while the compression paddle is designed for ease of positioning and for patient comfort.

"We wanted the system on the coach to be digital and we already have a Siemens unit at NVCI's main office that we have found to be very easy to work with," said Tracie Stuckey-Arana, BS, RT(R)(M), NVCI Breast Imaging Supervisor. "I love that it's so fast and that I can see the images quickly. It also helps that we already have the Siemens' reading station at the main office, so configuring the Hope Coach to work with it was easy."

When an exam on the Hope Coach is finished, the mammographer immediately submits the digital images electronically to NVCI's main office for interpretation. The van is also equipped with a digitizer so that films brought by patients can be submitted electronically along with the most recent images for comparison. Once the studies are received at NVCI's main office, they are read and the images are stored on the facility's picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Patients receive their results in approximately five days.

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