Molecular breast imaging device developer Dilon Technologies has placed its Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera for breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI) at Weinstein Imaging Associates, an ultrasound and breast imaging facility in Pittsburgh. Since implementing BSGI technology in May this year, Weinstein Imaging Associates has used the new technology in 26 patient cases. Cancer was diagnosed in two of these cases.
BSGI measures differences at the cellular level and is not affected by tissue density. It is also useful for patients who have scar tissue, breast implants, or a palpable lump when a mammogram and ultrasound are normal, according to the Newport News, Va.-based Dilon.