Planmed shows Nuance mammography system with tomosynthesis capability

December 2, 2004

Planmed, which markets a variety of advanced mammography products, is showing its Nuance full-field digital mammography system during RSNA 2004. A work-in-progress, the Nuance is being displayed with a tomosynthesis capability.

Planmed, which markets a variety of advanced mammography products, is showing its Nuance full-field digital mammography system during RSNA 2004. A work-in-progress, the Nuance is being displayed with a tomosynthesis capability.

The system will offer clinicians a choice of two detector sizes utilizing direct digital capture amorphous selenium technology. Planmed bills it as enabling effortless image acquisition.

A one-piece magnification tower provides multiple imaging possibilities at 1.6x, 1.8x, and 2x. Precise needle guidance for stereotactic breast biopsy is accomplished with the optional DigiGuide system. Nuance also provides comprehensive DICOM compatibility for fast communication via hospital network.

On the analog side, Planmed is introducing the Nuance Classic with 48-sensor Flex-AEC anatomically adaptable exposure system. Flex-AEC reduces retakes while optimizing image quality, said Vesa Mattila, vice president of Planmed.

"The Nuance Classic provides a bridge to full-field digital technology," Mattila said. "Customers looking to a digital future will have a system that is truly field-upgradable."

The Nuance Classic will be available in January 2005.