According to the company's website, the device, SenoClaire, uses
imaging technology that combines low radiation-dosed X-rays from
multiple angles to produce a superior mammogram.
The device consists of hardware and software upgrades to the
company's previously launched Senographe Essential 2D full-field
digital mammography system.
The hardware upgrade produces multiple, low-dose x-ray projection
images of the breast. The software upgrade uses the low-dose X-ray
images to create cross-sectional views of the breast.
Hologic Inc came up with one of the first 3-D breast imaging devices
in 2001, which continues to dominate the market. Siemens AG
submitted its application for the approval of its own 3-D breast
imaging device in June.
(Reporting by Amrutha Penumudi in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa
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