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New digital biopsy system is installed at Torbay Hospital

Siemens Healthcare UK : 18 April, 2008  (Application Story)
The first Siemens syngo Opdima digital biopsy and spot imaging application in the UK has been installed at Torbay Hospital, part of the South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Running on a Mammomat 3000 Nova, a mammography system for screening and diagnostic procedures, the syngo Opdima will deliver superior image quality and optimised clinical workflow to support streamlined breast examinations and stereotactic needle biopsies.

The syngo Opdima allows clinicians to operate every stage of the mammography examination and biopsy, if required, on a single unit. This can help reduce patient anxiety as it eliminates the need to wait for a follow up biopsy appointment following an irregular mammogram.

With the largest field of view in the industry (49mm x 85mm), the syngo Opdima displays high resolution images with 4096 shades of grey in its contrast range for more accurate diagnosis. The application can detect small microcalcifications, offering substantial time saving in comparison to traditional film imaging. A fast image acquisition also means that diagnosis and archiving can be completed swiftly, speeding up the entire patient throughput process.

“The syngo Opdima has greatly assisted in our diagnostic biopsy procedures,” said Sandy Snowball, Superintendent Radiographer at Torbay Hospital. “Its fast image acquisition means that examination times are shorter and as a result we can see a greater number of patients. High quality image resolution is also an invaluable asset for precise diagnosis and localisation.”
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