Dilon Diagnostics provides a complete system for breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and biopsy guidance. The Dilon 6800 gamma camera supports the diagnostic procedure of molecular breast imaging, known as BSGI or MBI, with high-resolution digital imaging optimized for early breast cancer detection.
BSGI/MBI with the Dilon 6800 captures vital tumor information by viewing the metabolism of lesions in the breast via radiopharmaceutical uptake. It can detect early stage cancers, see lesions independent of tissue density and is capable of providing the same views as mammography; thereby providing physiological data in images that directly correlate to the mammogram.
BSGI with the Dilon 6800 is an ideal complement to mammography and is indicated for:
"¢ Challenging diagnostic workups;
"¢ provides very high sensitivity for detecting DCIS, lobular carcinoma and small non-palpable lesions;
"¢ high-risk patients, particularly with dense breast tissue;
"¢ determining the extent of disease, and
"¢ pre-surgical planning.
GammaLÅc - Localization for Gamma-Guided Biopsy
Dilon Diagnostics offers BSGI/MBI systems and is the only company with an FDA-cleared biopsy solution for gamma-guided localization. GammaLÅc is an accessory to the Dilon 6800 that helps physicians accurately locate lesions to perform biopsies of suspicious regions found with BSGI. http://www.dilon.com/pages/gammaloc_gamma_guided_localization_system/82.php
One of several recent studies presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 96th Annual Meeting on BSGI reported it to be a valuable tool for detecting breast cancer, particularly for women who are at increased risk for the disease or have dense breast tissue. Barbara H. Ward, M.D., and associates of Weinstein Imaging in Pittsburgh noted in the study that BSGI displayed a higher sensitivity for detecting cancerous lesions than mammography or ultrasound.
SNM Guidelines for Breast Scintigraphy with Breast-Specific Gamma Cameras
The Society of Nuclear Medicine has issued guidelines for practitioners in selecting patients, performing, interpreting and reporting for 99mTc-sestamibi breast-specific gamma imaging. http://interactive.snm.org/docs/BreastScintigraphyGuideline_V1.0.pdf.
Online continuing medical education credits for BSGI are available through WebMedEd via access code BSGI1001C at www.appliedradiology.org/BSGI. The course provides for two AMA/PRA Category 1 CME credits.
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