FDA clears Bennett M-DSI system

November 9, 1994

Bennett X-Ray has joined the ranksof vendors offering digital spot mammography devices. The Foodand Drug Administration last week issued 510(k) marketing clearanceto Bennett's M-DSI product, and Bennett is ready to begin shippingthe device, according to

Bennett X-Ray has joined the ranksof vendors offering digital spot mammography devices. The Foodand Drug Administration last week issued 510(k) marketing clearanceto Bennett's M-DSI product, and Bennett is ready to begin shippingthe device, according to director of sales and marketing GradyMiars.

M-DSI retrofits to Bennett's Contour mammography system andis based on a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera and fiber-opticcoupling technology (SCAN 6/15/94). It was developed by Copiague,NY-based Bennett in coordination with aerospace firm NorthropGrumman.

M-DSI will compete with digital spot mammography products fromLorad and Fischer Imaging. In addition, all three vendors planto highlight their work in full-breast digital imaging at theupcoming Radiological Society of North America meeting.