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GE Senographe Essential vs. Hologic Selenia S

Digital Systems: GE Senographe Essential vs. Hologic Selenia S

Model > Senographe Essential > Selenia S
Company GE Healthcare Hologic, Inc.
FDA Clearance 2005 YES
Generator Type High frequency single-phase power supply; 5 kW Constant potential, high-frequency inverter type
kV Range 22-49 KVp in 1KVp increments 22-39 KV in 1 KV increments
mAs Range 4-500 mAs 3-400 mAs
mA Range 30-100 10-100 large focus only
Time Range, Sec. 0.04 – 6s 0.1 – 4 s
AEC Detector Fully automated with dose, standard & contrast modes 2-cell, fully automatic or 7-position photocell placement
Parameters Controlled Track, filter, kV, mAs Manual, auto-time, auto-kV, auto-filter
Type (CCD, aSi, aSe) CsI TFT-based amorphous selenium (aSe) direct-capture technology
Spatial Resolution 5 lpmm detector DQE; DQE values: 70% at 0lpmm, 61% at 2.0lpmm, 24% at 5.0lpmm 7.1 cycles mm
Matrix, Pixels Large FOV = 2,394 x 3,062; image is ~ 14.8 MB
Standard FOV = 1,914 x 2,294;
image is ~ 8.8 MB
2,560 x 3,328 and 3,328 x 2,560 at 70 microns
Standard Size 100 microns 2,560 x 3,328 and 3,328 x 2,560 at 70 microns
High-resolution Size 67 microns at a 1.5x magnification; 56 microns at a magnification of 1.8x 2,560 x 3,328 at 70 microns
Imaging Area 24 x 31 cm 24 x 29 cm, single plate
Standard Size, cm
(imaging area)
NS 24 x 29 large FOV;

18 x 24 small FOV; standard

High-resolution Size, cm
(imaging area)
Additional Features
(space permitting)
NS Integrated high transmission cellular (HTC) grid automatically retracts for
geometric magnification views; Smart paddle system; FAST paddles, fully
automatic collimation
Workstation NS Included
Monitor Size, Inches Customer choice: 1MP or 3MP 21’’ monochrome, high brightness 2MP flat-panel
Hard Disk Capacity 250 GB 250 GB standard
Memory NS 4GB
Networking Capabilities YES 10 100 1,000 Base-T, Ethernet network interface
Gray Levels YES 8-bit grayscale display
DICOM 3.0 Compliant YES Conformant
Additional Features Automated QA QC program, including repeat-reject analysis; integrated tissue equalization, premium view and premium view enhanced Integrated X-ray control and image acquisition console, integrated radiation shield (except mobile configuration), on-demand Reject Analysis Report, local storage for ~
6,000 images, Cenova ImageChecker Digital CAD
Workstation Optional IDI workflow solution; customizable for user needs SecurView DX diagnostic; advanced workflow manager; SecurView RT; image analysis tools (ImageChecker CAD & Quantra)
Monitor Size, Inches NS High-contrast 5 MP LCD display w/ built-in auto calibration & 10-bit graphics card or standard dual 5 MP LCD, 8-bit graphics card & external sensor for calibration
Hard Disk Capacity NS 1.7 TB in RAID 5
Memory NS 6 GB high-speed RAM minimum
Networking Capabilities NS 10 100 1,000 Base-T Ethernet network interface
Type/Capacity NS NS
Gray Levels NS 10-bit grayscale display
DICOM 3.0 Compliant NS Query retrieve, print, storage, media export import
Additional Features The IDI workflow solution has been designed to reduce radiologist review compromises and tailor workflow to the individual Options: Custom workflow keypad, advanced multimodality, application
synchronization, barcode scanner, DX manager
Anode Type Dual anode
(Rhodium Molybdenum)
Rotating tungsten
Heat Capacity, HU 340 300,000
Heat Dissipation Rate,
HU Min.
40 60,000
Target Filter Combinations Mo Mo, Mo Rh, Rh Mo, Rh Rh Tungsten with rhodium
and silver filters
Focal Spot Size, mm NS 0.3 (large)
Collimation NS Automatic or user-selectable
18 x 24 cm 19 x 23 cm chosen with
paddle selection
24 x 30 cm 24 x 31 cm chosen with
paddle selection
Movement Locks YES Electromagnetic; fail-safe
Rotation, Degrees -165 to 185 195 to -150
Vertical, cm 65 – 150 67 – 140 (26.5-55 inches)
SID, cm 66 66
Scale Guide NS Digital display on both sides of
compression device
Hand Switch 4 sets of hand buttons, 2 footswitches Yes, on both sides of device
mR Sec. @ 28 kVp NS Molybdenum > 800;
Tungsten > 230
L x W, cm 71 cm wide, eff height 1.9 m Included: 189.2 x 107 (74.5 x 42.1 inches); not provided for mobile configuration
Thickness Pb equivalent: 0.5mm 6 mm tempered glass, 0.5 mm leaded glass equivalent
Compression System Programmable,
w/ auto release
Smart paddle system controls the movement of the automatic exposure
control (AEC) position and automatic collimator function; Integrated FAST paddle tech
Force, Newtons Motor driven: 20 daN; manual: 27daN 178 N maximum, motorized; 300 N maximum, manual
Grid Ratio 0.209027778 4:1; exclusive HTC grid
Bucky Ergonomic carbon fiber breast support with < 5 mm support detector edge distance Sealed; auto-retracting
HTC grid
Magnification Device Available with diagnostic configuration: 1.5 and 1.8 1.8x mag platform
Stereotactic Device Optional; available, integrated
stereotactic device, stores conveniently
Film ID System NA Included in the print function
Label Printer NA NA
Power Requirements Input frequency: 50 Hz 60 Hz; input voltage: single-phase 200 208 220 240V AWS: 100 120 200 208 220 230 240 VAC; gantry: 200 208 220 230 240 VAC nominal 10%, 5060 Hz 5% permanently
wired; single-phase
H x W x D, cm (inches) Gantry: 193 x 63 x 127; modular generator: 133 x 43.6 x 64; operator console: 222 x 70.8 x 39.5 Gantry: 190 x 65 x 110 (75 x 26 x 43); acquisition station: 203 x 107 x 76 (80 x 42 x 30)
Weight, kg (lb) NS Gantry: 300 (661); AWS: 120 (265)
Warranty 1 year full system 1 year parts and labor; 2 year prorated manufacturers warranty on X-ray tube
Optional Accessories Accessories focused on technologist and patient ergonomics and site convenience. Applications include integrated stereo
with a lateral approach and SenoBright(contrast-enhanced spectral mammography)
NA; may be upgraded to include diagnostic imaging; diagnostic paddle package included with upgrade

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Posted by: 

John Brant “JB”
Mammography Specialist
407.438.7847 ext.1016


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