Philips Medical Systems

Multimodality vendor Philips Medical Systems of Andover, MA, is planning to enter the market for full-field digital mammography (FFDM) systems with MammoDiagnost MD, a flat-panel digital mammography system.

Philips says the system will be a direct digital unit with a pixel size of 50 microns in screening mode and 25 microns in diagnostic mode. This compares to flat-panel FFDM system from other vendors that use pixel sizes as large as 100 microns.

MammoDiagnost MD will include very low dose technology and a large detector to accommodate every breast size. The system will be demonstrated as a work-in-progress.

In other Philips women's imaging news, the company in October 2004 signed a deal with mammography firm Fischer Imaging of Denver that allows Philips to sell, service, and support a specialized version of Fischer's digital mammography system integrated with Philips' Unique image processing and user interface.

By Kate Madden Yee staff writer
November 10, 2004

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