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Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio
Date:11/25/2007

techniques where the user moves a transducer over the breast, automated breast scanning (ABS) technology is a single-sweep, automated acquisition technique that produces standardized, reproducible three-dimensional ultrasound images for improved diagnostic confidence.

Advances in MRI Breast Spectroscopy

A recent study published in Radiology found that proton MRI spectroscopy may eliminate 68 percent of biopsies for benign non-mass breast lesions found on standard MRI exams without missing any cancers++.

Siemens' solution for quantitative breast MRI breast spectroscopy, syngo(R) GRACE, allows physicians to obtain essential metabolic information about the biochemical composition of breast lesions. This additional information helps physicians better distinguish between malignant and benign lesions to potentially reduce the risk of unnecessary breast biopsies. Using choline as a biomarker, syngo GRACE provides improved differential diagnosis and enhanced confidence in therapy monitoring.

Advances in Immunodiagnostics

New advances in immunodiagnostics have led to the development of an in-vitro biomarker that may help physicians determine whether a metastatic breast cancer patient is responding to treatment. This biomarker, HER-2/neu, measures levels of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2, a protein that plays a pivotal role in the growth of some breast cancer cells. Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics' Serum HER-2/neu test is the first and only FDA-cleared blood test for measuring circulating levels of the HER-2/neu protein in the monitoring of patients with metastatic breast cancer. Over the course of disease, monitoring HER-2/neu levels yields important information about response to therapy, and may help physicians make more informed decisions when developing and modifying patient treatment regimens.

Molecular Imaging Technologies

Molecular imaging technologies play a central role in the characterization of masses
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