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Frost & Sullivan Names Naviscan a Leader in the Future of Molecular Breast Imaging
Date:2/19/2009

the revolutionary Stereo Navigator(TM) PEM-guided biopsy system. Both technologies represent industry-firsts that introduce new benchmarks to the performance and accuracy of molecular imaging and modality-guided biopsy, respectively. Thirteen years of research and development, clinical trials, and post-marketing efforts serve as a testament to the company's unwavering vision and steadfast dedication to addressing unfulfilled needs within the women's health community.

Naviscan's PET scanner, housed in a unit roughly the same size as traditional mammography scanner, boasts image resolution capabilities that allow physicians to resolve lesions down to 2 mm. With its significant advances in resolution and contrast, PEM easily outperforms all other modalities in terms of performance within the breast screening arena. In addition, PEM allows greater patient comfort during the procedure as the unit functions with 50% less breast compression forces than its mammography counterpart (thereby reducing motion artifact and improving image resolution).

Even more impressive is, Naviscan's PEM-guided biopsy capability. For the first time, physicians can biopsy using a PET-based scanner enabled by the advantages of PEM imaging and its capability to produce molecular tomographic images with 2 mm resolution. PEM-based biopsy adds significant value in initial diagnosis as well as subsequent course of treatment for breast cancer patients highlighted by its ability to obtain immediate confirmation of the accuracy of the sample acquired by imaging the FDG-filled sample. Future growth for the technology will be facilitated through non-US market expansion efforts in addition to reliance on growth of three market-leading breast biopsy systems the Stereo Navigator shares compatibility with - the Mammotome(R), ATEC(R), and EnCor(R). In short, new benchmarks for safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness have been set by the newly introduced Stereo Navigator(TM
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