Hospital devices Medical devices

The medical devices information portal connecting healthcare professionals to global vendors

Your advertise here ?

Breast imaging

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)

a molecular adjunctive procedure to mammography

Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI). BSGI is a nuclear medicine procedure based on the same principles as scintimammography.Though the latter had shown promise as a diagnostic tool for the detection of breast cancer and the differentiation between benign and malignant tumours, the standard gamma cameras used did not allow for the reliable detection of very small lesions. Neither did they allow for direct correlation to mammograms. BSGI is a functional imaging technique that overcomes the limitations of scintimammography by utilising a high-resolution, anatomic-specific gamma camera to image the metabolic activity of breast lesions through radiotracer uptake. The technique has a specificity value of 97% and a high sensitivity for detecting lesions as small as 3 mm. It has proven to be of value when postmammogram evaluation is indicated, especially when women present with dense breast tissue, multiple suspicious lesions, implants or palpable lesions not detected by ultrasound.Furthermore, a BSGI exam can be performed immediately following mammography for same-day evaluation at the point of care. The Dilon 6800 is a novel, small-fieldof-view gamma camera specifically designed for BSGI exams of the breast. The system features a high-resolution detector with a 6-in. x 8 in. field of view. With a negative predictive value (NPV)of more than 96%, the system's capability of differentiating benign from malignant masses is strong. The detector can be easily positioned in direct contact with the breast and the chest wall, significantly improving spatial resolution, and can fully rotate around the breast to reach multiple acquisition angles and duplicate standard mammographic views. It is possible to study so-called "hard-to-reach" areas, such as the medial aspect of the breast. A gamma isolation shield eliminates shine-through and minimises scatter radiation from nearby organs. A complementary gamma-guided biopsy probe is planned for completion in 2006. Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)




Dilon Technologies, LLC

Show me the supplier details
Supplier details
Download above product as PDF file
Download above as PDF



Contact form

Get in touch directly with the above supplier

Pre-fill this form automatically in My IHE

Last name:*
Firstname:*
Company/Organisation:*
Job title:*
City:*
Postal code:*
Country:*
Email:*
Email (confirm):*
Your email address will not be communicated to any third party other than the above supplier for the purpose of fulfilling this enquiry. For more information: IHE's privacy policy
Tel:
Message:
 
  Send product data
Send price data
Send dealer data
 
 
 
  I would like to receive IHE's electronic publications






IHE :: Your advertise here !

Sponsored links:

Anaesthesia Machine

A comprehensive solution
in a compact configuration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaesthetic_machine

Anaesthesia Machine

A comprehensive solution
in a compact configuration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaesthetic_machine

Anaesthesia Machine

A comprehensive solution
in a compact configuration

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaesthetic_machine