Approaches to Dose Reduction in Women’s Health
A White Paper Gives the Proof
The composition of low-dose efforts make MAMMOMAT Inspiration a low-dose system, and it is even the lowest of comparable systems with advanced FFDM detector technology in its class1.
White Paper: Hilde Bosmans, Koen Michielsen, Kim Lemmens, Jurgen Jacobs, 2011.
“Mean glandular dose survey of 2D mammograms acquired with the Siemens MAMMOMAT Inspiration system.”
In a very comprehensive study (January 2009–August 2010) on 10,502 mammograms, Hilde Bosman et al. (Leuven, Belgium) evaluated the mean glandular doses from mammographic examinations performed with ten MAMMOMAT Inspiration digital mammography systems. Dose data from the Siemens systems were compared to data from nine other DR systems of other vendors and to the Diagnostic Reference Level (DRL) derived from Leuven’s regional survey results. The Siemens systems are adjusted to operate at patient dose levels significantly below the achievable levels of the European Guidelines. For breasts 5 cm thick, the doses range between 35–50% of the desirable level. Its mean glandular dose is significantly lower
than film-screen data. MAMMOMAT Inspiration operates with the second-lowest dose data curve of all DR systems, but the lowest in its class of FFDM detector technology.
1 White Paper: Hilde Bosmans, Koen Michielsen, Kim Lemmens, Jurgen Jacobs, 2011. “Mean glandular dose survey of 2D mammograms acquired with the Siemens MAMMOMAT Inspiration system.”