As in existing Philips MicroDose systems, MicroDose SI uses unique digital photon-counting technology, which represents a paradigm shift in mammography by enabling clinicians to conduct exams using low radiation dose without compromising image quality. Philips has further advanced this unique technology with Single-Shot Spectral Imaging, which is built upon the fact that breast density is subject to different tissue types and materials that absorb X-rays at various energies. The technology powering the MicroDose SI uses this fundamental behavior of X-rays, allowing clinicians to see more than just a shadow in mammogram images by separating high and low energy X-ray within one single exposure.
Key advantages of MicroDose SI include:via
- High image quality at low X-ray dose (18 to 50 percent lower radiation dose than other digital mammography systems with an average dose reduction of 40 percent)
- Short exam time – less than 5 minutes including image acquisition
- Patient comfort with anatomically curved and warmed breast support
- Ready for future Single-Shot Spectral Imaging applications