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Philips Enters North American Mammography Market, Underscoring its Global Commitment to Women's Health Care
Date:10/31/2011

n dose with the MicroDose solution than with other full FFDM systems(1,2).

MicroDose is the only FDA-cleared mammography system that uses X-ray photon-counting technology. Similar to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting which uses less wattage than traditional incandescent bulbs while providing high light output, the Philips MicroDose patented photon-counting detector utilizes less radiation while delivering excellent image quality. MicroDose is also designed to offer a less stressful mammography experience by providing curved support and a comfortably warm positioning surface. The ergonomic operation makes it easy for clinicians to focus on the patient. Furthermore, the exam – including image acquisition – takes less than five minutes, offering speed, convenience, improved throughput and productivity.

"The MicroDose system enables high-image quality at a low dose," Etta Pisano, MD, Dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina said. "The ability to reduce the radiation dose for many women is another step forward for breast cancer screening with mammography - which saves thousands of lives each year."

Additionally, the MicroDose photon-counting detector technology presents opportunities for future breast applications not typical of other FFDM systems, providing the option for continued advancements beyond 2D anatomical breast images in an easy and cost-effective way. This gives hospitals the flexibility they need to stay on the clinical cutting edge, now and in the future.  

"When Philips introduced a new era in radiology science with Imaging 2.0, we committed to integration of technology, clinician and patient," Pam Benkert, General Manager, Women's Healthcare, for Philips Healthcare said. "Advanced diagnostic technology can make a huge impact related to the early detection, and more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, enabling a potentially less aggressive treatment plan. The MicroDose sol
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