First Spanish order for Sectra MicroDose Mammography: Women in Alicante first in Spain to benefit from mammography examinations with the lowest radiation dose on the market
A mammography clinic in Alicante, Clínica Tesla, has invested in a complete digital mammography system from the Swedish IT and medical-technology company Sectra. This is the first Spanish order for Sectra’s mammography system.
Clínica Tesla is a new clinic that will open during the spring 2007. The clinic will install Sectra’s full-field digital mammography solution including breast imaging PACS, a system for managing and archiving of digital breast images. The digitization of Clínica Tesla’s mammography operations promotes safe, ergonomic and efficient breast examinations.
“Digital mammography is superior compared with conventional mammography in its capabilities to detect early breast cancer. This was essential in our decision to invest in digital systems,” says Dr. Julio Saez Castan at Clínica Tesla. “We chose Sectra MicroDose Mammography for its high-resolution images at a very low dose. The low dose is extremely important in mammography screening, in which large numbers of healthy women are examined.”
“The introduction of digital mammography is taking off and this is our first important step into the Spanish mammography market,” says Eduardo Pérez, Commercial Director of Sectra in Spain. “With our cutting-edge technology, Clínica Tesla is positioned as a pioneer in mammography and we are convinced that they will serve as model for other clinics, screening units or hospitals entering the digital mammography era,” he adds.
Safe, ergonomic and efficient breast examinations
The switch to digital mammography provides a number of advantages compared with analog operations. One of the large benefits is that the digital equipment reduces the radiation doses women receive during a mammography examination. 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.