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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
CompanyHologic, Inc.Siemens Healthcare
FDA ClearanceYES 
Generator TypeConstant potential, high frequency, inverterMicroprocessor-controlled,
high-frequency generator
kV Range20-39 kV, increments of 1 kV23 kV to 35 kV (adjustable in 1 kV increments)
mAs Range3-500 mAsMolybdenum 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 Range10,100 mA25-150 (188 W)
Time Range, Sec.0.4 – 5 sec10ms-4s (-7s mag)
AEC DetectorSolid-stateMicroprocessor-controlled, w/ transparency compensation
Parameters ControlledAutomatic time, automatic kV, automatic filtermAs, kV, anode and filter
Additional Features Mammography X-ray tube unit with quadruple-focus rotating-anode tube
Anode TypeMo, rotating(molybdenum / tungsten1)
Heat Capacity, HU300,000HU1 100 000 J, 1 500 000 HU
Heat Dissipation Rate,
HU Min.
60,000HU/min40500 HU/min (for the anode)
Target Filter CombinationsMo/Mo, Mo/RhMo/Mo,Mo/Rh,withRh
Focal Spot Size, mmsm 0.1mm, lge 0.3mm0.1 and 0.3
CollimationAutomaticAutomatically collimates to the film format used
18 x 24 cmAutomaticStandard
24 x 30 cmAutomaticOptional
Movement LocksElectromagnetic, fail-safeYes; Electromagnetic motorized
Rotation, Degrees+195,-150, digital readoutMotorized, isocentric rotation of the swivel arm with preset rotation angle, other angles pre-selectable + 135degrees
to 180 degrees
Vertical, cm71-140 cm (28-55 in) motorized65 cm to 135 cm
SID, cm65 cm65 cm
Scale GuideDigital readoutYES
Hand SwitchNO 
mR Sec. @ 28 kVp>/= 800> 800
L x W, cm185 x 60 cm(75 x 24 in)18 x 31 x 78
Thickness0.5mm Pb equivLead glass: 0.10 mm or 0.30 mm Pb Eq
Compression SystemManual, motorized in both directions; pre-compression, full compression; dual
compression; dual footswitch
Motorized and manual compression with pre-selectable compression force.
Force, Newtons110-178 N full compression, 300 N manualmax 200
Grid RatioHTC or 5:1 linear,
focused standard grid
Screen-Film SystemsUp to 3, programmable 
Bucky18 x 24 cm, 24 x 30 cmReciprocating
Magnification Device1.8xYes 1.5x and 1.8x
Stereotactic DeviceOptional StereoLoc IIYes (optional)
Film ID SystemIntegrated AutoFilm IDLivingston
Label PrinterOptional 
Power Requirements200-240 VAC +/- 10percent, 35 A 50/60 Hz, single phase110 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 AccessoriesHigh 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

If you have questions about a mammo machine that you may not see on this chart, or need help choosing a particular system for your practice, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you select the best brand to fit your needs and budget.

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