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Naviscan Announces European Launch of Positron Emission Mammography
Date:3/2/2011

h node assessment.  PEM demonstrates 88% sensitivity with a negative predictive value of 91% in assessment of ALN status in patients with breast cancer.  The data show improved lesion detectability and decrease in background activity.

"Our study provides additional compelling evidence that PEM can play an important role in axillary staging, perhaps with more sensitivity than ultrasound or MRI," stated Dr. Daniel Appelbaum, Associate Professor of Radiology from The University of Chicago Medical Center.  "Furthermore, these findings, in conjunction with PEM's more extensively documented role in evaluating the breasts themselves as well as whole body PET's excellent whole body staging, paves the way for a complete breast cancer work-up—primary tumor, regional and distant metastases--with one FDG dose."

Naviscan plans to distribute its PEM scanner in Europe in Q2 2011.

About Naviscan, Inc.

Naviscan, founded in 1995, develops and markets compact, high-resolution PET scanners intended to provide organ-specific molecular imaging and guide radiological and surgical procedures. The Naviscan PEM scanner is currently installed and available in breast and imaging centers throughout the U.S. and other parts of the world. The Company is headquartered in San Diego, California and is the first to obtain FDA-clearance for a high-resolution PET scanner designed to image small body parts and for breast biopsy image guidance. For more information, call 1.858.587.3641 or visit www.naviscan.com


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