The logical choice formobile mammographyPhilips MicroDose Mammography systemPhilips MicroDose Mammography systems offer high resolution andlow patient dose, as well as temperature-tolerant detector technologyand system stability that are well suited for a mobile environment.By offering the same high quality, The first MicroDose Mammography unit wasergonomics and reliability as found on installed onto a UK mobile screening trailer instationary MicroDose Mammography 2005. There are now more than 50 MicroDosesystems, both radiographers and patients units installed on trailers worldwide.can feel as comfortable as if they werein a traditional hospital or clinic.
Ten reasons to choose MicroDose Mammographyfor mobile breast screening1. Superb image quality with proven 6. Stable, temperature-tolerant workflow consulting, and application clinical effectiveness1: The small detector: Philips crystalline silicon training. When you relocate a trailer pixel size of 50 μm, one of the smallest detector is stable and tolerant toward you simply lower the C-arm and available, enables visualization of temperature and humidity alterations, the system is ready for transport. fine structures in the breast, such as providing great economic benefits. No need to strap down or provide microcalcifications and spiculations. Because the equipment can tolerate additional security for the X-ray unit.2. Dramatic dose reduction: temperatures ranging from -10°C to 9. Flexible power configuration and Clinicians report using 18% to 50% +50°C (14°F to 122°F) during transport, connectivity options: The system can lower radiation dose than used on other mobile units can perform examinations operate from a range of power sources. digital mammography systems, with an year-round. In many climates, the Philips can provide the components average dose reduction of 40%. 2,3,4 power can be turned off at night or on required to create connectivity between3. Ergonomic design: The system weekends without requiring expensive, the trailer and the screening service ergonomics simplifies the screening continuous temperature management. where reporting is performed. process for radiographers and may help 7. Proven robustness: The MicroDose 10. Trailer independence and cost reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury, system has been subjected to reduction: Thanks to its temperature such as repetitive strain injury (RSI). 5 extensive vibration and shock tests stability, Philips MicroDose can4. Simplified and enhanced workflow: in simulated mobile environments, be installed in almost any new The efficient workflow contributes to and has proven performance or refurbished trailer (subject to high patient throughput without creating in clinical practice at numerous validation by Philips), without requiring additional fatigue for the mammography mobile installations worldwide. additional thermal insulation in the staff. MicroDose users can perform up 8. Quick and easy installation: walls, floors and ceilings. This provides to 15 four-image examinations per hour. The specially designed mobile an excellent opportunity to reuse5. 100% pixel warranty: MicroDose’s installation kit provides a proper trailers and reduce cost, and is an scanning technology eliminates dead and secure installation of MicroDose environmentally conscious choice. pixels and associated image data loss, Mammography on the trailer. Philips making faulty pixels a thing of the past. supports you in planning, design,2
Extensive tests prove MicroDose MobileMammography performanceThe designers of MicroDose Mammographydemonstrated that the systems wouldbe well suited for mobile screeningenvironments. The first system to beinstalled into a trailer was road-tested ata specialized vehicle testing facility. Theforces, shock, and vibration effects wereall monitored as the trailer underwentextreme handling situations, such as fastcornering, hard braking, and driving overspeed bumps at high speed. All of the datafrom these tests were then reproducedon a test rig that underwent continuouscycling between the extreme conditions,and image quality and performance testing.The MicroDose system proved to be stable Mobile mammography units providethroughout the testing process, which convenience, ease-of-accesswas designed to replicate 10 years of use Organized mammography screening has community. The trailers are usuallyin a typical screening environment. shown to be the most effective method for located at easy-to-access locations, such early detection of breast cancer. However, as shopping and sport centers, or in close increasing participation rates is an ongoing proximity to where people live and work. challenge. Reducing time spent traveling to As a result, it takes less time to travel an appointment may be key in this ambition. to appointments. In addition, mobile mammography units are able to distance Mobile breast screening units are ideal themselves from the hospital environment, for taking the screening service out of making it easy to position mammography the hospital environment and into the as a service for healthy women. MTF (perpendicular to chest wall) 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0 deg 0.4 90 deg 0.3 -90 deg 0.2 Requirement 0.1 0 Before test Lifetime X Shock X Shock Z Lifetime Z Shock Y Lifetime Y Test sequence To demonstrate that MicroDose Mammography could maintain performance and reliability despite the rigors of travel, a system was mounted onto a vibration testing platform and subjected to lifetime testing. The graph demonstrates the consistency maintained during these tests. 3