June 12, 2008 – Aurora Imaging Technology Inc. said its Aurora 1.5Tesla Dedicated Breast MRI System is immediately available to patients for the first time in Louisiana at the Women’s Imaging Centre–Lafayette.
The Aurora System is reportedly the only FDA cleared dedicated breast MRI system specifically designed for the detection, diagnosis and management of breast disease. The Women’s Imaging Centre chose the Aurora System to service patients in Lafayette, LA. and its surrounding parishes to offer advanced diagnostic imaging, and address the staggering breast cancer statistics in Louisiana.
According to the Louisiana Tumor Registry, breast cancer is the leading cause of malignancies in Louisiana women, accounting for 30 percent of all new cancer cases. Although in recent years this number has been lower than the national average, the state’s breast cancer mortality rate exceeds the national level, accounting for more than 16 percent of all female cancer deaths in Louisiana.