Presented results of an independent study of 136 patients comparing the accuracy of PEM and MRI in the preoperative planning of breast cancer patients showed the PEM technology is more sensitive than MRI in detecting the smallest cancers. PEM demonstrated 91 percent sensitivity in ductal carcinoma in situ as compared to 83 percent with MRI and better sensitivity in cancers less than 5 millimeters in size sildenafil . PEM also detected a two millimeter DCIS case shown that MRI negative. – ‘In our research, PEM accurately detected and characterized the smallest and see see cancers – specifically DCIS is often impossible to see with other imaging modalities, ‘said Kathy Schilling, MD and medical director of the Center for Breast Care at Boca Raton, Florida, the investigation PEM for more than two years was. ‘The ability to image and diagnose early cancer offers the potential for healing and a significant impact on breast cancer management. Schilling was. With the PEM Flex scanner in her practice as a tool for assessing additional and unexpected disease in the breast and compares these results with the MRI It is also a place principal investigator in a 400 patient, multi-center clinical trial comparing PEM and MRI in patients with breast cancer to be completed in 2008.
About Naviscan PET system – designed Naviscan PET system, founded in 1995 and markets compact, high -resolution PET scanners intended to organ – specific molecular imaging, guide radiological and surgical procedures offer and promote new clinical therapies. The PEM Flex Solo II is currently installed and in breast centers and imaging centers throughout the U.S. PEM Flex is also funded in clinical trials, in part by the National Institutes of Health used. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, and is the first company that developed the FDA approval of a high resolution PET scanner to obtain image small body parts. For more information.
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