Technology | November 01, 2007

Breast Imaging Optimized with PET

The PEM Flex Solo II from Naviscan PET Systems is an organ specific, high-resolution PET scanner for breast cancer detection using positron emission mammography (PEM).

The metabolic imaging modality acquires 3-D tomographic images, and reportedly has proven ability to image lesions as small as 2 mm for early detection. Sensitivity and specificity are said to be greater than 90 percent. The system’s current applications and reimbursement are for surgical planning, neo-adjuvant treatment follow up, recurrence and as an adjunct to other imaging modalities for case clarification.

November 2007

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