News | August 12, 2008

Positron Emission Mammography Targets Outpatient Centers

August 13, 2008 - Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology said today that it will be the first imaging facility in Manhattan to offer positron emission mammography (PEM) in the fight against breast cancer.

This installation will provide Manhattan Diagnostic Radiology an increased ability to image and diagnose early-stage breast cancers, positively impacting cancer management. The leading-edge technology provides unprecedented metabolic resolution down to 1.5mm, said the facility.

The PEM Flex scanner from Naviscan uses PET technology to produce high-resolution tomographic images of 1.5mm resolution, allowing physicians to visualize breast tumors about the size of a grain of rice. The scanner is the size of a mammography unit and consists of two high-resolution detector heads, which are placed in close proximity to the breast. Compared to the higher-force compression necessary for mammography, the PEM Flex scanner reportedly uses gentle breast immobilization.

For more information: www.naviscan.com, www.mdrny.com

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