News | August 12, 2010

Mammography Technology Adopted by Australian Screening Program

August 12, 2010 - A Swedish IT and medical technology company has been awarded a contract to install four mammography units for use in the Australian state of Victoria.

BreastScreen Victoria offers a free mammographic screening service to asymptomatic women in the target group of 50-69 years of age under the state population based screening program.

The women in the region will be offered mammography screening with the new equipment that is being installed in four of BreastScreen Victoria’s sites by September 2010.The Sectra's MicroDose Mammography units offer improved or identical image quality at a lower radiation dose than other solutions in the market.

Since 2006, BreastScreen Victoria has used Sectra BreastImaging PACS for managing and archiving all digital breast images. BreastScreen Victoria encompasses a statewide network of eight screening and assessment centres, 32 fixed screening sites and 28 mobile screening locations. BreastScreen Victoria will conduct more than 200,000 screening mammograms in the coming year.

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