2008 Medical Design Excellence Award

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is organised and presented by Canon Communications LLC (Los Angeles) and is the only awards programme that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products.

Sectra MicroDose Mammography has been given the 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives.
The independent jury, with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine and diagnostics, pronounced: ‘Sectra MicroDose Mammography with its ultra low-dose radiation output and elegant ergonomics clearly stood out with regard to both the criteria patient safety and ease-of-use. Aesthetics, while not absolutely critical, is also important and the elegant European form factor was another positive.’


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