With careful attention to a woman’s health, from low-dose imaging to an innovative, interactive approach to mammography — Senographe Essential defines patient experience.

GE Healthcare’s flagship digital mammography system is an upgradeable platform designed to deliver clinical confidence and give you what you need to deliver high-quality care. Senographe Essential lets you perform a wide variety of breast procedures from in-office or mobile screening to advanced diagnostic procedures.


Providing expanded performance

Starting with a reliable platform upgradeable for advanced applications, the all-in-one Senographe Essential offers remarkable flexibility. Expert services offer the support you need for expanded performance.

Extend care with one platform

Senographe Essential is designed for screening, diagnostic and interventional procedures. It lets you choose your upgrade path to advanced applications. Starting with screening, the platform is upgradeable to increase its range of capabilities: magnification, stereotaxy, and SenoBright* contrast enhanced spectral mammography.

High throughput

With the industry’s largest field of view (24 x 31 cm), Senographe Essential also lets you choose a standard field of view of 19 x 23 cm, allowing you to image a large range of breast sizes.  

Technologist-focused design allows easy and quick patient positioning: Pre-set gantry positioning enables automatic gantry rotation and quick angle setting.

TechInsight functionality provides fast access to priors and gives accurate indications to the technologist regarding breast positioning.

Excellent reliability

80% of contracted detectors manufactured in 1999 were still in service in 20101.

The iLinq* system gives you online access to a technical expert, through your equipment console, to solve procedural or processing issue in real time.

Delivering clinical confidence

Senographe Essential lets you confidently detect and characterize mammo-graphic findings. Every component of your Senographe Essential — from tube, to detector to post-processing — contributes to outstanding image quality.

A dual-track X-ray tube (Mo/Rh) delivers an optimal X-ray spectra to penetrate the breast based on breast density and compressed breast thickness. Automatic Optimization of Parameters (AOP) helps you identify the densest breast regions. It automatically selects the appropriate anode, filter, kV and mAs, ensuring repeatable image quality at optimized radiation dose.

GE Healthcare Premium View post-processing helps improve structure visibility by adjusting brightness and contrast for almost any breast type, including implants. Because visual comfort is very much dependent on the user’s preference, Premium View post-processing lets you choose from four contrast strengths: PV Low, PV Medium, PV High and PVi. 

An independent conversion detector with a Cesium-Iodide (CsI) scintillator on an amorphous Silicon (a-Si) flat-panel array results in a high DQE (70%2), for efficient imaging at low dose.

Defining patient experience

Careful attention to a woman’s health — from low-dose imaging to an innovative, interactive approach to mammography — redefines patient experience.

Low dose by design  

The detector provides high DQE due to independent conversion technology for efficient imaging at low dose.

The GE AOP automatic exposure mode based on breast density delivers optimized and consistent image quality while minimizing average glandular dose.

The X-ray tube with exclusive rhodium anode provides a high-purity spectrum for optimum contrast at low dose for dense breasts.

Ergonomics that work

Ergonomic breast handles help reduce patient muscle contraction.

Ergonomic paddle design and rounded bucky shape help optimize patient comfort.  

Maximum desired compression can be pre-set and slows when contacting the breast.

Experience SensorySuite (Optional)

SensorySuite is an interactive experience designed to stimulate the senses and distract your patient from any discomfort, pain, or anxiety she might experience during a mammogram.

SensorySuite lets your patient choose the environmental ambiance she prefers for her mammogram: Seaside, Garden, or Waterfall – using an in-room tablet PC remote control.

With SensorySuite, you may improve your patients’ experience and enhance the high level of patient care you provide.

Clinical Images

Advanced Applications

Stand out with privileged access to upgrades of Senographe Essential

SenoBright contrast enhanced spectral mammography 

SenoBright is GE Healthcare’s first-in-class tool that combines the quality of digital mammog-raphy with an intravenous injection of iodine. Performed as an adjunct to inconclusive mammography and ultrasound, SenoBright highlights areas of unusual blood flow pat-terns that may be cause for increased suspicion - all in a simple, quick, procedure that takes less than ten minutes - much like a regular mammography exam.


GE Healthcare’s stereotaxy system provides accurate access to the breast lesion and optimal patient positioning. It enables aneasy switch from full-field digital mammography to a stereotactic biopsy mode.