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Considering a Used Hologic Selenia? Read this First

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 7, 2013 9:02:00 AM

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Selenia Screening MammoIf you're considering the purchase of a Hologic Selenia digital mammography unit, know that they come in a couple of varieties with some different capabilities. 

We recently had the chance to bid on the purchase of a Selenia. Details were thin, but it was still installed and scanning patients, so we were able to inspect it in action. This was a good thing too, as our engineer was able to determine that the machine was actually a rare, screening-only unit that is incapable of doing diagnostic studies.

 

As you shop for your Selenia, take note of the following to differentiate between a screening-only unit and a full diagnostic unit.

 

1)      Note the “S” (for "screening") at the end of the serial number. 

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2)      Notice on this screenshot the "Selenia-S" after "Acquisition Run Mode".

Selenia Acquisition Run

 

Hologic deployed a small percentage of screening-only units as an alternative for sites that only do screenings and refer patients that need more intensive diagnostic studies to other practices. As we said earlier, they are rare, but if this sounds like your facility, a Hologic Selenia screening unit could be an economical way to upgrade your existing equipment.

You may also be interested in these other Selenia resources as you consider your next digital mammo purchase:

• Digital Mammography Equipment Price/Cost Info

• How Much Does It Cost to Lease a Hologic Selenia?

If you have other questions about digital mammography, we've got free resources for your perusal and experts on staff ready to assist. Please don't hesitate to contact us about mammo equipment needs, replacement parts and/or service.   

 

Written by Jason Block

author of blog post

Jason Block is the Product Manager for Women’s Health Equipment at Block Imaging. Along with coaching and participating in sports and fitness, Jason loves to help, challenge, and empower people as they make decisions about their medical imaging equipment.

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Mammography

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