FDA Clears Siemens Mammography System

June 27, 2013

Siemens Healthcare has received FDA clearance for their MAMMOMAT Inspiration Prime Edition lower dose mammography system.

Siemens Healthcare has received FDA clearance for their MAMMOMAT Inspiration Prime Edition mammography system, which lowers radiation dose by up to 30 percent, the company said.

This latest MAMMOMAT system reduces dose by replacing the standard scatter radiation grid with a new algorithm for progressive image reconstruction, according to Siemens. The algorithm can identify scatter-causing structures and calculating a corrected image. This may enable the complete use of primary radiation to achieve lower dose, the company said.

The design of the MAMMOMAT Inspiration Prime Edition obviates the need for a grid, the company said, and lower doses compared to the predecessor model are needed for high-quality images. This edition is based the MAMMOMAT Inspiration platform which has been used since 2007.