Senographe* Essential offers efficient workflow and high-quality images on an upgradeable platform for advanced applications.
With careful attention to a woman’s health, from low-dose imaging to an innovative, interactive approach to mammography — Senographe Essential defines patient experience.
GE Healthcare’s flagship digital mammography system is an upgradeable platform designed to deliver clinical confidence and give you what you need to deliver high-quality care.
Senographe Essential lets you perform a wide variety of breast procedures from in-office or mobile screening to advanced diagnostic procedures.
That Senographe Pristina delivers superior diagnostic accuracy at the same small radiation dose as 2D Full Field Digital Mammography addresses women’s concerns to maintain low radiation exposure over their lifetime.
As 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close, Sunshine Coast radiologist, Dr Sean O’Connor has one message for women: “Let us find breast cancer before you do — when it’s small and treatable.” He identifies two aspects of mammography as critical to accurate, early — before you may even feel a lump — detection of breast cancers: medical-image quality and adherence of women between the ages of 40 and 74 to bi-annual screening.
In February this year, O’Connor’s Coastal Medical Imaging and László Tabár Breast Centre became the first Australian site, and the third medical-imaging clinic in the world, to instal imaging technology that significantly improves the outcomes of both clarity of breast images, and the level of comfort and care that women experience during screening.
O’Connor identifies Pristina’s soft-plastic face shield as a particularly inspired design element, the use of which is intuitive to patients and helpful to technologists: “You lean your face into it, and its positioning means you and the technician don’t have to worry about your face blocking the image acquisition.” “We wanted to build a machine that changed the subjective perception of the mammogram and spoke to the woman, to make her feel reassured,” says industrial designer Aurelie Boudier, one of the women on the team that developed Pristina.
Insights from more than 1,200 doctors, technicians and patients surveyed by GE suggested that willingness to return for regular mammograms is affected by women’s initial experience of compression of their breasts to achieve what’s known as a minimum diagnostic thickness.