Navigation Links
Device zeroes in on small breast tumors
Date:1/28/2008

A new medical imager for detecting and guiding the biopsy of suspicious breast cancer lesions is capable of spotting tumors that are half the size of the smallest ones detected by standard imaging systems, according to a new study.

The results of initial testing of the PEM/PET system, designed and constructed by scientists at the Department of Energys Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be published in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology on Feb. 7.

This is the most-important and most-difficult imager weve developed so far, Stan Majewski, Jefferson Lab Radiation Detector and Medical Imaging Group leader said. It is another example of nuclear physics detector technology that we have put a lot of time and effort into adapting for the common good.

Testing of the new imager was led by Ray Raylman, a professor of radiology and vice chair of Radiology Research at WVU and lead author on the study. Raylmans team imaged various radioactive sources to test the resolution of the system.

We had good performance characteristics, with image resolution below two millimeters. In regular PET, the image resolution is over five millimeters, so we're quite a bit better than that, Raylman said. In addition, the initial tests revealed that the PEM/PET system can complete an image and biopsy in about the same amount of time as a traditional biopsy.

The ability of the device to do biopsy is probably one of its most unique characteristics. There are other breast imagers, but none that are built specifically to do biopsy as well as imaging, Raylman said.

The system features components designed for imaging the unique contours of the breast. Known as positron emission mammography (PEM), this imaging capability enables users to attain high-resolution, thr
'/>"/>

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
2. New AnyTrack GPS Devices Track Assets Indoors, Outdoors or Hidden
3. Implantable device designed to detect, stop seizures under study at MCG
4. Visiprise Launches Podcast Series with AMR to Support Medical Device Manufacturers
5. Cardiva Medical, Inc. to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Science Conference With the Announcement of FDA 510(K) Clearance of its Newest Device: The Boomerang Catalyst II System(TM)
6. Cardiva Medical, Inc. to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Life Science Conference With the Announcement of FDA 510(K) Clearance of its Newest Device: The Boomerang Catalyst II System(TM)
7. New Device for Clearing Blocked Arteries in the Legs Receives FDA Clearance for Peripheral Use - Procedures Performed Across the US Within First 48 Hours
8. Mobility-enhancing device developed at University of Alberta will receive prestigious da Vinci Award
9. Design Resource Extends Support for Orthopaedic and Cardiovascular Devices
10. FDA Approves SYMLIN Pen-Injector Devices Offering Convenience and Accuracy for SYMLIN Use
11. FDA approves knee-injury device for humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... FL (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Zensah®, the ... elbow sleeve emerge as a best-seller within golf ... back to the activities they enjoy most by using the ... Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain ... of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... UWDress.com, a distinguished wedding dress supplier, has gained ... of fashionable outfits. Recently, the company has unveiled its beautiful ... autumn special offer, all these brand new products are provided ... “We are excited to unveil the new and trendy bridesmaid ... products are available at low prices now. The purpose of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Fast ... build websites. Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many professional ... ( http://www.hostmonster.com/track/seohosts ) and Arvixe are the suppliers ... is hard to find a good fast hosting ... on hosting features, uptime, server speed and customer ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Ticket Down reports that ... exhibition match next Saturday at Levi's Stadium. The summer ... fans in the United States due to the fact that so ... every major city. Many of these games were practice games ... past summer. , Levi’s Stadium is a brand new facility that ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Hands On Mobile Massage and ... complete spa experience combining elegant decor, soothing music, ... important ingredient of all, states Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director ... will enjoy the get-away feel, without leaving the ... "Step into the spacious, luxurious spa and leave ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Relieve Golfers and Tennis Elbow Pain with the Zensah® Compression Elbow Sleeve 2Health News:UWDress.com’s Beautiful Collection Of “Flowy Bridesmaid Dresses” Released 2Health News:Fastest Web Hosting Suppliers In 2014 Announced By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Mexico vs. Chile Tickets at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA: TicketDown.com Offers Promo Code for Mexico vs. Chile Exhibition Game on September 6th 2Health News:Hands On Mobile Massage and Spa of Long Island Now Offers a Spa-on-wheels 2
... , TONBRIDGE, England, Aug. 21 Medicine ... deteriorate and even being admitted to hospital, a Chemist+Druggist (C+D) survey ... community pharmacies that responded, almost a third said patients had already ... , , Pharmacists have reported growing difficulty getting ...
... , TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21 Natural Health ... called NaturalPedia.com. , , NaturalPedia.com combines the wisdom of ... displaying collections of knowledge on specific topics such as " chl ... D ". , , NaturalPedia also pairs two-term concepts ...
... way the brain responds to music , FRIDAY, Aug. ... enjoyable activities is a common sign of depression -- ... see in the brain. , When listening to ... regions of the brain that are involved with experiencing ...
... , Global health organization PSI helps contestants ... NASSAU, Bahamas, Aug. 21 The Miss Universe contestants ... Condom Olympics - tossing water-filled condoms to test their strength and ... HIV infection. The games are part of an HIV peer ...
... ... ... 2009 -- MesoRC.com, an online community and resource center developed to assist those affected ... of valuable information with the introduction of Twitter. The goal is to provide an ...
... , LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 Burner ... Energy-X, a new lip balm that delivers an effective and healthier alternative ... calories, Energy-X provides the energy boost consumers want without the added calories ... is applied directly on the lips and is therefore absorbed faster into ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Distressed Patients Suffer Panic Attacks as UK Medicine Stocks Hit by Shortages, Chemist+Druggist Reveals 2Health News:New Online Health Encyclopedia NaturalPedia.com Distills Knowledge From Industry's Top Authors 2Health News:Depression's Effect on Pleasure Is Real 2Health News:Miss Universe Contestants Enter Condom Olympics to Tackle HIV 2Health News:Miss Universe Contestants Enter Condom Olympics to Tackle HIV 3Health News:Mesothelioma Resource Center Enters Twitter World 2Health News:Energy-X Lip Balm Delivers Wake-Up Call to Consumers 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014   Mast Therapeutics, Inc. ... today that Santosh Vetticaden, Chief Medical Officer and ... for personal reasons, in mid-September.  Edwin L. ... Aires Pharmaceuticals, which Mast acquired earlier this year, ... Company,s interim Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Parsley previously ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. ... rising proportion of reimbursement for medical expenses, the Chinese ... its scale presenting a CAGR of 19.2% during 2009-2013. ... product segments of orthopedic instruments in China ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Does your doctor know what you,re smoking?  ... recommended marijuana to the over 112,000 currently registered patients under ... of the other roughly 20,300+ active physicians listed with the ... it – even though a poll in February 2014 showed ... have tried it. "With marijuana legalization underway, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 3Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 4China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4
... 10, 2011 MAQUET Cardiovascular, a leading provider ... signed a three-year, dual-source contract with Premier Healthcare ... the Premier membership.  The contract includes the CS300 ... 50cc IABP Catheter, SENSATION® 7Fr. IABP Catheter and ...
... PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 10, 2011 Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... two treatment arms to the ELECTRON trial of PSI-7977, ... chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The rapid and consistent antiviral ... to date provided the rationale for additional exploratory regimens ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MAQUET Cardiovascular Awarded Three-Year Contract From Premier Healthcare Alliance for Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps 2MAQUET Cardiovascular Awarded Three-Year Contract From Premier Healthcare Alliance for Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps 3Pharmasset Announces Further Expansion of ELECTRON Trial in Hepatitis C 2Pharmasset Announces Further Expansion of ELECTRON Trial in Hepatitis C 3Pharmasset Announces Further Expansion of ELECTRON Trial in Hepatitis C 4
... Rhe Vivid 7 system is GEs ... new level of image quality to echocardiography, ... diagnostic confidence to clinicians.,By listening to customer ... created the first ergonomically-designed cardiovascular system that ...
... the launch of the NCP-2, ACS proudly ... has given physicians more tools for assessing ... first and only complete ECP Treatment Report.,The ... software program that allows both physicians and ...
... Radi invented the guidewire-mounted pressure sensor ... PressureWire5 Sensor is the only sensor ... temperature and flow. With significantly improved ... as your primary guidewire, as well ...
... The revolutionary Powerheart AED G3-Automatic simplifies the rescue ... shock button. All that you have to do ... cardiac arrest. Once the defibrillation pads are attached ... heart rhythm, analyzes the rhythm using the patented ...
Medicine Products: