Navigation Links
Naviscan's PEM Flex(TM) Detects Smallest Cancers Better Compared to MRI in an Independent Study

NEW ORLEANS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan PET Systems(R), a company specializing in organ-specific high resolution PET scanners, announced today at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's Annual Meeting, new clinical data using the PEM Flex scanner in breast cancer management. The PEM Flex(TM) Solo II is a commercially available, FDA cleared scanner that utilizes PET technology for the breast application known as positron emission mammography, PEM.

Results presented from an independent study of 136 patients comparing the accuracy of PEM and MRI in the pre-surgical planning of breast cancer patients indicated the PEM technology is more sensitive than MRI in detecting the smallest cancers. PEM demonstrated 91% sensitivity in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) compared to 83% with MRI and better sensitivity in cancers less than 5 millimeters in size. PEM also detected a 2 millimeter DCIS case shown to be negative on MRI.

"In our research, PEM accurately detected and characterized the smallest and most difficult to see cancers -- specifically DCIS, which is often impossible to see with other imaging modalities," said Kathy Schilling, M.D. and medical director of the Center for Breast Care in Boca Raton, Florida, who has been studying PEM for more than two years. "The ability to image and diagnose these early stage cancers provides the potential for cure and will significantly impact breast cancer management." Dr. Schilling has been using the PEM Flex scanner in her practice as a tool for evaluating additional and unsuspected disease in the breast and compares these findings with that of MRI. She is also a site principal investigator in a 400 patient, multi-center clinical trial comparing PEM and MRI in breast cancer patients to be completed in 2008.

About Naviscan PET Systems, Inc.

Naviscan PET Systems(R), founded in 1995, develops and markets compact, high-resolution PET scanners intended to provide organ-specific molecular imaging, guide radiological and surgical procedures and advance new clinical therapies. The PEM Flex(TM) Solo II, is currently installed and available in breast centers and imaging centers throughout the U.S. PEM Flex is also utilized in clinical research studies, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The Company is headquartered in San Diego, California and is the first company to obtain FDA clearance of a high-resolution PET scanner designed to image small body parts. For more information, call 1.858.587.3641 or visit

SOURCE Naviscan PET Systems, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. MITs PANTHER sensor quickly detects pathogens
2. Tiny avalanche photodiode detects single UV photons
3. Quantum device traps, detects and manipulates the spin of single electrons
4. Direct Medical Systems Reaches Profitability in 2-1/2 Years, as a Result of Sales of the Worlds Smallest and Lightest Ultrasound System, the InNovaSound USB Ultrasound.
5. Graphene used to create worlds smallest transistor
6. Worlds smallest radio fits in the palm of the hand...of an ant
7. Worlds smallest radio uses single nanotube to pick up good vibrations
8. Toward worlds smallest radio: nano-sized detector turns radio waves into music
9. Is Earlier Detection of Cancers Such as Glioma Possible?
10. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and National Association Name Area Hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers
11. AEterna Zentaris Reports First Patients Treated with Anti-Cancer Compound AEZS-108 in Phase 2 Trial in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... November 25, 2015 Studies reveal ... human plaque and pave the way for more effective treatment ... cats     --> ... diagnosed health problems in cats, yet relatively little was understood ... collaborative studies have been conducted by researchers from the WALTHAM ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:  AEZS; TSX: ... prospects remain fundamentally strong and highlights the following ... received DSMB recommendation to continue the ZoptEC Phase ... the final interim efficacy and safety data ... men with heavily pretreated castration- and Taxane-resistant prostate ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... The Global Genomics Industry ... and in-depth study on the current state of ... ) , The report provides ... classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Genomics ... including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... The ... the recipient of the 2016 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, the ... through his or her work with turfgrass. , Clarke, of Iselin, N.J., ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/29/2015)... 29, 2015 Daon, a global leader in ... released a new version of its IdentityX Platform ... North America have already installed IdentityX v4.0 ... a FIDO UAF certified server component as ... activate FIDO features. These customers include some of the ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015  Connected health pioneer, ... the explosion of technology-enabled health and wellness, and the ... book, The Internet of Healthy Things ... or smartphones even existed, Dr. Kvedar, vice president, Connected ... health care delivery, moving care from the hospital or ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... , Oct. 29, 2015 Today, ... a partnership with 2XU, a global leader in ... a smart hat with advanced bio-sensing technology. The ... athletes to monitor key biometrics to improve overall ... partnership, the two companies will bring together the most ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):