Lusíadas Albufeira Hospital buys state-of-the-art mammography system

Lusíadas Albufeira Hospital buys state-of-the-art mammography system

Lusíadas Albufeira Hospital has purchased a new “state-of-the-art” mammography system which provides “a more accurate, comfortable mammogram with a lower dose of radiation”.

Says the private hospital group, the “high accuracy of its results provide doctors with more confidence and swiftness in their decision-making.”

The purchase of the Mammomat Revelation, made by Siemens Healthineers, is the group’s latest investment in the “prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases” which affect large groups of people in Portugal.

In 2020, around 7,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the country.

“We know that the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the higher the probability of success. The permanent technological innovation allows for more precise diagnosis, but also a larger comfort level for patients,” said Pedro Oliveira, CEO of Lusíadas Saúde health units in the Algarve.

“At Lusíadas Albufeira Hospital, we follow that technological evolution, ensuring that those who seek us enjoy the best that technology has to offer,” he added.

The mammography system uses a “50° Wide-Angle Technology” to provide high-definition 3D images.

“The deep high-resolution allows for the separation of tissue, which translates to better visualisation and detection,” says a statement released by the group.

“It also has a system which provides more agile and high-precision biopsies, with ample access to all regions of the breast.”

The mammogram can also be adjusted to use the amount of radiation necessary for each situation.

Adds Lusíadas Saúde, the new system can be used for previously scheduled exams or for emergency situations.

By Michael Bruxo
michael.bruxo@portugalresident.com