GE Healthcare announced on Wednesday that their mobile mammography machine has been given approval by the FDA. The mobile unit will make screening for breast cancer easier in rural areas that do not have the facilities available.
According to a study in the June 15 issue of Cancerwomen over the age of 40 having a mammogram has dropped to 66%. The test can help in the early detection of breast cancer according to a Reuters article.
The mobile device uses Detective Quantum Efficiency which is the standard in x-ray quality.
"GE's goal is to enhance breast care for women worldwide and bring this technology to those who otherwise would not have access to it," David Caumartin, general manager of Global Mammography for GE Healthcare, said. He added, "GE offers customers the broadest portfolio when it comes to breast imaging, and the new mobile Essential will be the top-of-the-line mobile product in the market featuring all the proven advantages of our Senographe platform"