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MAMMO MACHINE COMPARISON CHART, Hologic M-IV Series vs. Siemens Mammomat 3000

ANALOG SYSTEMS: Hologic M-IV Series vs. Siemens Mammomat 3000


Model > M-IV Series > Mammomat 3000
Company Hologic, Inc. Siemens Healthcare
FDA Clearance YES
Generator Type Constant potential, high frequency, inverter Microprocessor-controlled,
high-frequency generator
kV Range 20-39 kV, increments of 1 kV 23 kV to 35 kV (adjustable in 1 kV increments)
mAs Range 3-500 mAs Molybdenum anode- 2 mAs to 560 mAs in mAs mode 0 mAs to 600 mAs in AEC mode;
Tungsten anode- 2 mAs to 710 mAs in mAs mode 0 mAs to 752 mAs in AEC mode
mA Range 10,100 mA 25-150 (188 W)
Time Range, Sec. 0.4 – 5 sec 10ms-4s (-7s mag)
AEC Detector Solid-state Microprocessor-controlled, w/ transparency compensation
Parameters Controlled Automatic time, automatic kV, automatic filter mAs, kV, anode and filter
Additional Features Mammography X-ray tube unit with quadruple-focus rotating-anode tube
Anode Type Mo, rotating (molybdenum / tungsten1)
Heat Capacity, HU 300,000HU 1 100 000 J, 1 500 000 HU
Heat Dissipation Rate,
HU Min.
60,000HU/min 40500 HU/min (for the anode)
Target Filter Combinations Mo/Mo, Mo/Rh Mo/Mo,Mo/Rh,withRh
Focal Spot Size, mm sm 0.1mm, lge 0.3mm 0.1 and 0.3
Collimation Automatic Automatically collimates to the film format used
18 x 24 cm Automatic Standard
24 x 30 cm Automatic Optional
Movement Locks Electromagnetic, fail-safe Yes; Electromagnetic motorized
Rotation, Degrees +195,-150, digital readout Motorized, isocentric rotation of the swivel arm with preset rotation angle, other angles pre-selectable + 135degrees
to 180 degrees
Vertical, cm 71-140 cm (28-55 in) motorized 65 cm to 135 cm
SID, cm 65 cm 65 cm
Scale Guide Digital readout YES
Hand Switch NO
mR Sec. @ 28 kVp >/= 800 > 800
L x W, cm 185 x 60 cm(75 x 24 in) 18 x 31 x 78
Thickness 0.5mm Pb equiv Lead glass: 0.10 mm or 0.30 mm Pb Eq
Compression System Manual, motorized in both directions; pre-compression, full compression; dual
compression; dual footswitch
Motorized and manual compression with pre-selectable compression force.
Force, Newtons 110-178 N full compression, 300 N manual max 200
Grid Ratio HTC or 5:1 linear,
focused standard grid
Screen-Film Systems Up to 3, programmable
Bucky 18 x 24 cm, 24 x 30 cm Reciprocating
Magnification Device 1.8x Yes 1.5x and 1.8x
Stereotactic Device Optional StereoLoc II Yes (optional)
Film ID System Integrated AutoFilm ID Livingston
Label Printer Optional
Power Requirements 200-240 VAC +/- 10percent, 35 A 50/60 Hz, single phase 110 V, 208 V, 230 V, 240 V, 277 V, plus or minus 10% single-phase, 208 V, 230 V, 240 V, 277 V, 400 V plus or minus 10%, two-phase,50/60 Hz plus or minus 1 Hz
H x W x D, cm (inches) 190 x 64 x 128 (75 x 25 x 50) Gantry, 189 x 81 x 43
(74 x 32 x 17) Console
Weight, kg (lb) Console 91kg (200 lb), Gantry 384 kg (800 lb) 441kg
Optional Accessories High Transmission Cellular (HTC) Grid, (standard on Platinum models), FAST Paddles (standard on Platinum models) various compression paddles,
magnification table, localization kit, StereoLoc II, DSM, bar-code reader, MIS
Interface Option
Stereotactic Biopsy and Spot Imaging device, Flex Paddles, Full Line of accessories available


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