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Study Validates Clinical Accuracy of 50% Dose Reduction for Positron Emission Mammography
Date:6/7/2011

sented results of a study to detect lesions with very low doses of radiation using the Naviscan high-resolution PET scanner.  Preliminary results from five patients with invasive ductal carcinoma as well as phantom images show that PEM lesion detection at a 5 mCi injected dose of FDG, or 50% lower than the dose commonly used in clinical practice, yielded comparable sensitivity while maintaining lesion detectability.  Preliminary results also revealed that injected dose could be reduced further for lighter patients or with concordant increased scan time. These results are part of an ongoing clinical trial at Swedish Medical Center with the goal of determining the lowest optimized dose levels of FDG required to produce high quality PEM images in patients with breast cancer.

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 PET 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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