Evaluation: Siemens Mammomat Revelation Mammography System with Tomosynthesis

September 19, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The Mammomat Revelation provides 2-D, synthesized 2-D, and 3-D images of the breast for screening or diagnosis of breast cancer. In tomosynthesis (3-D) mode, the system generates a series of 2-D images through the breast.
  • Supplementary uses of the system are diagnostic procedures and dual-energy imaging, as well as biopsy procedures, which must be performed under the supervision of medical professionals. The InSpect feature for the Mammomat Revelation with High-Definition (HD) Biopsy options is intended to provide digital x-ray images of core biopsy specimens in order to allow rapid verification that the correct tissue has been excised with the biopsy procedure.
  • Major device components and software features
    • Motorized gantry
      • The swivel range is -180° to +180°, with preselectable rotation angle
      • The height adjustment is 69 to 150 cm
    • X-ray tube and generator
      • Source-to-image (detector) distance (SID): 65 cm
      • kV range: 23 to 35 kV and 45 to 49 kV in 1 kV increments
      • Power output: 5 kW
      • Target/filter options:
        • In 2-D mode: W/Rh; W/Ti titanium filter for contrast-enhanced imaging (TiCEM)
        • In tomosynthesis mode: W/Rh
      • X-ray tube motion and angular range for tomosynthesis: Step and shoot, 50°
      • Number of projections for tomosynthesis: 25
    • Digital detector
      • Detector size: 24 × 30 cm
      • Pixel size: 85 microns
    • Acquisition workstation and control console
      • User interface and image display: 1.3 MP 19 in color display
      • Image display (optional): 3 MP 21 in color TFT display
      • Height-adjustable arm from 73 to 110 cm
      • Software: Synthesized 2-D view (Insight 2D) to reduce the total radiation dose received by patients
      • Software: Insight 3D provides 3-D visualization
      • Scatter correction: Prime Technology that enables acquiring 2-D images without using the grid so the total radiation dose received by the patient can be reduced
    • Optional device components and software features (1) Diagnostic workstation: syngo.

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