COCIR Members are committed to promoting the Eurosafe Imaging campaign,
raising awareness and promoting training,
helping accelerate the use of technologies in Europe that can help meet the campaign’s objectives.
The purpose of mammography is to safely detect breast cancer in its early stages,
which requires careful attention to image quality in addition to minimizing patient radiation exposure. Innovative technologies in breast imaging are crucial elements in improving clinical...
Description of activity and work performed
Since the introduction of mammography,
many incremental technological innovations have made it possible to obtain mammograms with higher image quality using significantly lower radiation dose as compared to mammograms conducted in in the 1970’s and early 1980’s (figure 2).
Some significant innovations and milestones:
1969 Dedicated mammographic unit with molybdenum target tube and compression cone replacing conventional tungsten target x-ray tubes with direct exposure...
Conclusion and Recommendations
As part of an ongoing dedication to continuously improving patient safety and safety of health professionals,
the industry is continuously working with clinicians to develop innovative technologies that optimize levels of radiation and improve image quality.
These developments often offer clinicians faster,
safer and more intelligent diagnostic imaging systems which improve visual and functional information about their patients while providing support decision-making,
COCIR: the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging,
health ICT and electromedical industries.
Founded in 1959,
COCIR is headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a China Desk based in Beijing since 2007.
COCIR brings together the healthcare,
IT and telecommunications industries.
The focus is to open markets for members in Europe and beyond.
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