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Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Found to Be Highly Sensitive for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Date:5/29/2008

sitivity and specificity of screening mammography led to the investigation of adjunct breast imaging modalities; specifically BSGI, which provides physiological data not obtained with the anatomic imaging techniques of mammography and ultrasound.

"Our study supports the use of BSGI because MR imaging would be used in clinical practice with equal sensitivity and higher specificity. An advantage of BSGI is the greater comfort of the patient, with the study being performed with the patient sitting as opposed to being placed in an MR imager. Additionally, BSGI results in four to eight images as compared with several hundred images in a breast MR examination, leading to a associated decrease in interpretation time. In our practice, BSGI has been integrated in the daily evaluation of patients, as appropriate," said Dr. Rachel Brem of The George Washington University Medical Center.

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging as an Adjunct Imaging Modality for the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Radiology, Volume 247, No 3, June 2008 (Rachel F. Brem, MD, Angelique C. Floerke, MD, PharmD, Jocelyn A. Rapelyea, MD, Christine Teal, MD, Tricia Kelly, MD, Vivek Mathur, MD).

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Dilon Technologies is bringing innovative new medical imaging products to market. Dilon's cornerstone product, the Dilon 6800, is a high-resolution, small field-of-view gamma camera, optimized to perform BSGI, a molecular breast imaging procedure which images the metabolic activity of breast lesions through radiotracer uptake. Many leading medical centers around the country are now offering BSGI to their patients, including: Cornell University Medical Center, New York; George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago; and The Rose, Houston. For more information on Dilon Technologies please visit http://www.dilon.com.


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