Mammography is a specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts. Advances in mammography include full-field digital mammography and breast tomosynthesis (three-dimensional (3-D) mammography).
What does the mammography equipment look like?
A mammography unit consists of the stand that holds and compresses the breast and positions it so images can be obtained at different angles, the tube in which x-rays are produced and the x-ray detector. The unit is used exclusively for x-ray exams of the breast, with special accessories that allow only the breast to be exposed to the x-rays.
Breast tomosynthesis is performed using digital mammography units
Based on current data, a mammogram is performed in the following equipment categories
- Classic Mammography System
- Classic mammography system with digital biopsy
- Digital Mammography
- Digital Biopsy Mammography
- Digital Mammography with tomosynthesis
The composition of these machines varies according to the technological infrastructure of the system. Mammography can be performed on systems where additional accessories are available, such as
- Computerized X-ray (CR) system for systems 1 & 2
- Diagnostic screen
- Diagnostic workstation
- Medical imaging manage0ment system for all systems
Installed Mammography Systems Guide Greece 2017
This Greek Market Report provides an analysis of segmentation and classification of the systems on the basis of product type and manufacturer, the market trend and all data regarding the mammography systems.
See how all the key players are present: Carestream Health Inc., Fujifilm Holding Corp, GE Healthcare, Hologic Inc., Phillips Healthcare, Planmed Oy, Siemens Healthineers, Metaltronica and IMS GIOTTO S.P.A.
In December 2017, there are 272 Mammography Systems installed in Greece. Get our detailed guide by entering the following form.