Spanish Hospital orders low-radiation mammography units from Sectra
11 September 2007
The Oncológico hospital in San Sebastián, Spain, has
invested in a complete digital mammography solution from the Swedish IT and
medical-technology company Sectra (STO:SECTB).
The order comprises four Sectra MicroDose mammography units and
breast-imaging PACS, for managing and archiving digital breast images.
Two of the systems will be installed at Hospital Oncológico for
performing 80 screening examinations and 50 clinical examinations daily. The
other two systems will be installed at the Javier de Barkaiztegui annex in
downtown San Sebastián, a screening site that performs 80 examinations per
”We chose Sectra MicroDose Mammography because of the workflow
advantages but, most importantly, we will avoid exposing women to higher
radiation levels than necessary while maintaining high image quality. This
will be of great benefit to the women visiting our hospital,” says Dr. Imaña
at Hospital Oncológico.
“The transition from film-based to digital
mammography is in full progress and this order is a further important
advance into the Spanish mammography market,” says Carlos Cardoso, Vice
President for Sectra Iberia.
The digital equipment reduces the radiation
doses women receive during a mammography examination – without compromising
image quality. In addition, the images are displayed on computer screens
thereby eliminating film and film developing.
Sectra’s solution, Sectra
MicroDose Mammography, is based on unique photon-counting technology and
provides the lowest radiation dose on the market, unsurpassed throughput,
customized workflow and outstanding ergonomics. This ensures safe,
stress-free and quick examinations for the patients. The radiologists
receive the results quicker and the radiographers benefit from an improved
ergonomic working environment.
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