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Mammographic X-ray Unit
Radunitmammo3


3 Months / 15 Minutes
6 Months / 480 Minutes
6 Months / 180 Minutes
12 Months /120 Minutes
0 Months / 60 Minutes
Moderate


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About

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.Quality mammography can help detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages – when it is too small to be felt or detected by any other method. [1]The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) established baseline standards for radiation dose, personnel, equipment, and image quality.[2]

An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge. The two basic tasks procedures are used for screening and diagnostic evaluations.

Manufacturers

GE Medical Systems
Siemens Medical
Lorad

Models

Senographe DMR - GE Medical Systems
MAMMOMAT 3000, 3000 NOVA - Siemens
M-3 - Lorad

Second Source Parts

Second Source Service

References

  1. FDA. Medical Imaging: Mammography. Page Last Updated: 06/06/2012. http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/MedicalImaging/MedicalX-Rays/ucm115355.htm
  2. FDA. Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)and Program. Page Last Updated: 10/11/2013. http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/MammographyQualityStandardsActandProgram/default.htm

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