NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy has acclaimed Dilon Diagnostics as a success story in the field of medical technology and innovation for commercializing the technologies of the national laboratories. According to the government agency, Dilon and similar entrepreneurs, "build the new industries of the 21st century, and help solve some of our toughest global challenges."
The Dilon 6800® digital gamma camera is based on gamma-imaging technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. The medical procedure that this advanced imaging technology enables is known as Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging/Molecular Breast Imaging (BSGI/MBI), and reveals cancerous lesions even at very early stages. BSGI/MBI is a proven technology that can find cancers missed by mammography and ultrasound.
"We are honored to be acknowledged by the Department of Energy as one the country's successful innovators in the medical technology field," said Bob Moussa, President and CEO of Dilon. "We have been able to make a significant impact by utilizing our licensing agreement with Jefferson Lab to help save lives."
Dilon sells its products across Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and recently signed on distributors in Mexico, Australia and Russia Many leading medical centers around the country are now offering BSGI/MBI to their patients, including: Cornell University Medical Center, New York; George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; and The Rose, Houston. More than 250,000 patients have been screened with BSGI/MBI on a worldwide basis.
As a follow-up to mammography, BSGI/MBI utilizes the Dilon 6800® Gamma Camera to help physicians see the breast more clearly and differentiate benign from malignant tissue. To perform BSGI, the patient receives a pharmaceutical tracing agent that is absorbed by all the
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