GE Healthcare has introduced the Senographe Essential e mammography system and the 3 Mega-pixel (MP) monitor as expansions of their mammography portfolio at the Radiological Society of North America (RNSA) on 29 November, 2009. The Senographe Essential digital mammography systems are designed to deliver a comprehensive range of procedures, from screening to diagnostics to interventional.

The company said that now the new Senographe Essential e joins the Senographe Essential family, offering the doctor’s office, screening clinic, mobile unit or hospital all the benefits of the Senographe Essential platform and just the technology that they need to meet their specific requirements. For example, it is equipped with the technology needed to conduct a screening exam, but allows the addition of interventional capabilities to further extend its clinical value.

The company claims that as an extension of the Senographe Essential platform, the Senographe Essential e has the active field of view available, enabling fast and efficient imaging of nearly any sized woman. The ergonomic design allows fast and comfortable positioning to promote patient comfort and clinical efficiency.

In addition, as a digital system, the Senographe provides good image quality with dose efficiency, minimising re-takes to help promote patient safety and provide a smooth workflow.

David Caumartin, general manager of mammography at GE Healthcare, said: “Senographe Essential e offers a great investment with great technology for imaging departments. It allows facilities to choose only the technology they need, with the ability to upgrade if and when their needs change.”