News | April 22, 2011

Low-Dose Mammography System Approved in Russia

April 22, 2011 – Healthcare providers in Russia can now offer women mammography with the market’s lowest radiation dose. This opportunity is a result of the Russian authorities’ approval of Sectra's digital mammography system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography.

With its 140 million inhabitants, Russia has around 6,000 hospitals and clinics. Half of these perform mammography, and a very small number of them use digital mammography.

“The market for high-quality healthcare, as well as the general focus on cancer care and prevention, is gradually increasing in Russia,” says Jesper Söderqvist, president of Sectra’s mammography operation. “We believe that the timing is right for entering this market with our unique low dose system.”

Mammography screening is the best method for early breast cancer detection. Breast tissue is sensitive to radiation, and it is therefore crucial that the dose is as low as possible. This is especially important in mammography screening, which involves examination of a large number of healthy women. With superior image quality, the company’s mammography system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography, generates the lowest dose of radiation of all of the systems offered on the market. The company’s photon-counting detector technology is key to the significant reduction of radiation dose while retaining the very high image quality needed in mammography images.

The system is installed in 18 European countries, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

For more information: www.sectra.com

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