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Bertrand Study Finds Significant Value in Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) as an Adjunctive Procedure in Breast Diagnostics
Date:3/6/2008

P in 4. BSGI detected cancer in four women who could not comply with the MRI order, and based on this group of 75 patients who had both studies, Bertrand concluded that a work up of BSGI in place of MRI would have saved $58,107 healthcare dollars.

"Breast Specific Gamma Imaging is very important now in my decision of whether or not to biopsy when the mammogram, ultrasound, and physical exam are inconclusive. Patients really benefit from having fewer short interval follow-ups and fewer unnecessary biopsies," said Dr. Bertrand. "And, with the added benefit of lower cost and higher patient compliance of BSGI as compared to breast MRI, it may be used to improve detection while lowering healthcare costs."

According to Gerald Kolb, Chief Knowledge Officer of Solis Women's Health, "We are very proud of Dr. Bertrand and her work establishing the viability of BSGI in a clinical breast center setting. Solis is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our patients, and BSGI appears to be raising the bar for care in a manner that is also cost effective."

About Dilon Technologies LLC

Dilon Technologies is bringing innovative new medical products to the market based on research conducted at leading national research laboratories. Dilon's cornerstone product is the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera -- a high-resolution, compact gamma camera, now being used to perform Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a molecular imaging technique that images the metabolic activity of breast lesions through radiotracer uptake, and other general nuclear medicine imaging. Several leading medial centers around the country are now offering BSGI to their patients, including: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York; George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Chicago; Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia; and West Valley Imaging, Las Vegas.

To find out more about BSGI or the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera please visit

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