DIGITAL SYSTEMS: Hologic Selenia Dimensions vs. Siemens Mammomat Inspiration


Model > Selenia Dimensions 2D/3D > Mammomat Inspiration
Company Hologic, Inc. Siemens Healthcare
FDA Clearance YES YES
Generator Type Constant potential, high-frequency inverter type Microprocessor-controlled high-frequency generator
kV Range 20-49 kV in 1 kV increments 23-35 kV in 1 kV increments
mAs Range 3-500 mAs NS
mA Range 10-200 large focus;
10-50 small focus
Time Range, Sec. Large FS: 0.1-2.5 s;
small FS: 0.1-3.5 s
Large focus: 10 md-4 s;
small focus: 60ms-6 s
AEC Detector 2-cell, automatic or manual 7-position photocell placement NS
Parameters Controlled Manual, auto-time,
auto-kV, auto-filter
kV and mAs
Type (CCD, aSi, aSe) TFT-based amorphous selenium (aSe) direct-capture technology Amorphous selenium (aSe)
Spatial Resolution 2D: 7.1 lpmm; 3D: 3.5 lpmm > 5.9 lpmm
Matrix, Pixels 2,560 x 3,328 and 3,328 x 2,560 at 70 microns 2,816 x 3,584 (24 cm x 30 cm
9.5-in. x 12-in.; 2,016 x 2,816
(18 cm x 24 cm 7-in. x 9.5-in.)
Standard Size 2,560 x 3,328 and 3,328 x 2,560 at 70 microns 18 cm x 24 cm
High-resolution Size 2,560 x 3,328 at 70 microns 18 cm x 24 cm
Imaging Area 18 x 24 cm and 24 x 29 cm NS
Standard Size, cm
(imaging area)
18 x 24 and 24 x 29 24 x 30
High-resolution Size, cm
(imaging area)
18 x 24 24 x 30 (9.5 x 12 in.)
Additional Features
(space permitting)
Integrated, exclusive high transmission cellular (HTC) grid; Smart paddle system; FAST paddles; automatic collimation NS
Workstation Included Intel Duo Core E 8400 PC, 2.66 GHz, 2 GB RAM, interface cards for the X-ray system, Windows xp operating system, syngo-based applications
Monitor Size, Inches 21’’ 3MP medical-grade grayscale LCD display (AWS 8000); 21-in. color LCD standard or optional 2MP or 3MP medical-grade grayscale LCD display (AWS 5000) 19’’ TFT color; 18-in. TFT monochrome display; 3MP 21-in. TFT color display; 19-in. TFT color touch-screen display
Hard Disk Capacity 1 TB 24,700 images on hard disk in 2,816 x 3,58414-bit matrix
Memory 6 GB 500 GB
Networking Capabilities 10 100 1,000 Base-T Ethernet network interface Storage of MG, DX, CR, MR, US, CT, NM, SC as SCUSCP; storage commitment SCU; query retrieve SCU SCP; basic print  SCU; modality worklist SCU; MPPSSCU;
verification SCU SCP; DICOM-compliant DVD CD (multisession)
Gray Levels Display grey levels 8-bit NS
DICOM 3.0 Compliant Conformant Yes
Additional Features OpView 2 image processing
Workstation SecurView DX diagnostic workstation; advanced workflow manager; SecurView RT workstation; image analysis tools
(ImageChecker CAD and Quantra)
syngo Mammoreport
Monitor Size, Inches High-contrast 5 MP LCD display with built-in auto-calibration and 10-bit graphics card or standard dual 5 MP LCD display with 8-bit graphics card and external sensor for calibration 2 high-contrast 5 MP monitors; 21-inches
Hard Disk Capacity 1.7 TB in RAID 5 Minimum 2 x 300 GB SAS; minimum 1 x 1,000 GB SATA II
Memory 6 GB high-speed RAM minimum Minimum 8 GB RAM
Networking Capabilities 10 100 1,000 Base-T Ethernet network interface 100 1,000 Mbitss
Type NS 2 x Quad Core Xeon 2.59 GHz
Gray Levels 10-bit grayscale display NS
DICOM 3.0 Compliant Query retrieve, print, storage, media export import YES
Additional Features Options: Custom workflow keypad, advanced multimodality, application synchronization, barcode scanner, DX manager NS
Anode Type Rotating tungsten Quadruple-focus rotating-anode tube (molybdenum tungsten)
Heat Capacity, HU 300,000 430,000 (800,000 J)
Heat Dissipation Rate,
HU Min.
60,000 NS
Target Filter Combinations 2D: W Rh, W Ag; 3D: W Al Mo Mo; Mo Rh; W Rh
Focal Spot Size, mm 0.1 and 0.3 0.3 and 0.1 (star pattern test); 0.3 and 0.15 (IEC 336)
Collimation Automatic or user-selectable NS
18 x 24 cm YES Automatic
24 x 30 cm YES (24 x 29 cm) Automatic
Movement Locks Fail-safe electromagnetic locks YES
Rotation, Degrees 2D: 195 to -155; biopsy and 3D: 180 to -140 180 to -180
Vertical, cm 71-142 (27.8-56) 85 cm range (65-150 inches)
SID, cm 70 65 (25.6 in.)
Scale Guide Digital display on both sides of
compression device
Hand Switch Yes, on both sides of the device YES
mR Sec. @ 28 kVp > 230 NS
L x W, cm Included: 203 x 86 (80 x 34) 86 x 195
Thickness 6 mm tempered glass, 0.5 mm leaded glass equivalent 0.5 mm Pb
Compression System Yes, with lightweight, flexing paddles, automatically shifting paddle positions and auto-sensing paddle identification NS
Force, Newtons 178 N maximum, motorized; 300 N maximum, manual Newtons
Grid Ratio 4:1; exclusive HTC grid Reciprocating, grid ration 5:, 31 lines cm
Bucky Sealed; auto-retracting HTC grid NA
Magnification Device 2D: carbon fiber platform for
1.5x or 1.8x
1.5; 1.8
Stereotactic Device Optional Yes, with digital detector
Film ID System Included in the print function NA
Label Printer NA NA
Power Requirements AWS: 100 120 200 220 230 240 VAC; gantry: 200 209 220 230 240 VAC nominal 10%, 5060 Hz 5% permanently wired;

single-phase gantry

5 kW output
H x W x D, cm (inches) Gantry: 223 (max.) x 66 x 138 (87.8 x 26 x 54.25); acquisition station: 207 x 92.7 x 58.5 (81.5 x 36.5 x 23) 1,160 x 660 x 2,350
Weight, kg (lb) Gantry: 400 (882);
AWS: 154 (340)
350 (770)
Warranty 1 year parts and labor; 2 year prorated manufacturers warranty on X-ray tube NA
Optional Accessories SecurView DX diagnostic workstation; advanced workflow manager; SecurView RT workstation; Affirm biospy guidance system; extra paddles; needle localization kit, image analysis tools
(ImageChecker CAD and Quantra)


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Posted by:
Bobby Serros

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