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BSGI Offers Improved Cancer Detection for Negative or Indeterminate Mammograms
Date:6/3/2010

phy. However, there were 26 cancers positive on mammography and negative on BSGI. In short, BSGI can improve breast cancer detection in patients with normal or indeterminate mammograms, but should not be used to obviate the need for biopsy in patients with positive mammographic findings.

For the study, BSGI was conducted using a Dilon 6800®, a digital high-resolution, breast-optimized gamma camera. With BSGI, the patient receives a pharmaceutical tracing agent that is absorbed by all the cells in the body. Due to their increased rate of metabolic activity, cancerous cells absorb a greater amount of the tracing agent than the normal surrounding tissue and generally appear as dark spots on the BSGI image.

About Dilon Diagnostics

Dilon Diagnostics, a brand of Dilon Technologies Inc., is bringing innovative medical imaging products to market. Dilon's cornerstone product, the Dilon 6800, is a digital high-resolution, compact 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.; and The Rose, Houston. For more information on Dilon Diagnostics please visit www.dilon.com.


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