April 18, 2008 – Siemens was appointed to the Scottish Procurement Framework and sealed a contract for nine advanced mammography systems, in hopes to gain speed, improved image quality and patient examination comfort.
Marked for installation during early spring and summer 2008, the company’s first new generation Full-Field Digital Mammography system, MAMMOMAT Inspiration is reportedly an ideal device for early breast cancer detection and is upgradable to stereotactic biopsy and 3D imaging using tomosynthesis.
Six hospitals will see the units installed by early April 2008. The sites include St John's Hospital at Howden, Livingston; Borders General Hospital, Melrose; and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Western Infirmary, Victoria Infirmary and Stobhill Hospital. A further 3 units will be installed during early summer at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh (two units); and Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.
The MAMMOMAT Inspiration is designed to fulfill the needs of the patient, user and clinician. It uses new breast compression technologies and mood lighting for enhanced patient comfort; the isocentric rotation of the X-ray tube and examination functionality have been designed to offer easy and fast workflow to improve patient throughput and image resolution of the whole breast is advanced for detailed diagnosis.
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