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Latest Clinical Evidence Supports Promising Outlook for Low-Dose Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI)
Date:5/13/2011

that at lower doses, the breast tissue uptake is still sufficient; leading us to believe that a dose of 8 mCi is likely possible with the current instrumentation."

Bohm-Velez also mentioned current investigations are underway at the University of Virginia to potentially allow doses as low as 2 – 4 mCi to be used, making the radiation dose a patient receives from a BSGI/MBI study equivalent to that from a mammogram. According to Bohm-Velez, "The next steps are to gain the funding needed to expand this to a multicenter trial, investigate the impact of these optimizations and hopefully, in the end, change the drug insert package to include low-dose breast imaging."

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Dilon Diagnostics, a brand of Dilon Technologies Inc., is bringing innovative new medical imaging products to market. Dilon's cornerstone product, the Dilon 6800®, is a high-resolution, small field-of-view digital gamma camera, which provides the high photon sensitivity needed for low dose BSGI/MBI studies. The examination images the metabolic activity of breast lesions through radiotracer uptake and the Dilon GammaLoc Localization device allows Gamma Guided biopsy to be conducted. 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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