August 13, 2007 - Aurora Imaging Technology Inc. announced the introduction of a mobile Aurora1.5 Tesla Dedicated Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System to physicians and patients throughout Italy, designed for travel throughout the country for short-term use by some of Italy’s leading and most progressive breast cancer specialists.
The Aurora1.5 Tesla Dedicated Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System has an exclusive precision gradient coil design and provides an elliptical "sweet spot" that images both breasts, chest wall and axillae in a single bilateral scan reportedly without compromise in image contrast or resolution. Patients rest on a massage-type table that is contoured specifically for the breast anatomy. With the Aurora System, patients lie prone, with arms forward and down for comfort and their breasts suspended away from their chest, which reportedly allows independent and more accurate evaluation of possible disease metastasizing to these regions.
To date, the Aurora System has been used by physicians in the Italian cities of Forlì, Padova, Verona, Bari and Genoa. There is an active plan to add more units to cover wider service areas.
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