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2011-02-12 07:00:49

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it had approved a mammography device that shows 3D images of the breast with the hopes that the new technology will improve early breast cancer detection. The new system, called Selenia Dimensions System from Bedford, Massachusetts-based Hologic Inc., offers 2D and 3D X-ray images, providing doctors and patients with a better view of the breast and what may be going on inside. The FDA said the new tool doubles the amount of radiation...

2011-02-11 13:03:00

Selenia Dimensions System may boost accuracy in breast cancer detection, diagnosis SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Selenia Dimensions System, the first X-ray mammography device that provides three-dimensional (3-D) images of the breast for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray of the breast that is the...

2010-08-24 17:11:31

Some nuclear-based breast imaging exams may increase a woman's risk of developing radiation-induced cancer, according to a special report appearing online and in the October issue of Radiology. However, the radiation dose and risk from mammography are very low. "A single breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) or positron emission mammography (PEM) examination carries a lifetime risk of inducing fatal cancer greater than or comparable to a lifetime of annual screening mammography starting at age...

2009-05-14 13:26:00

Studies show BSGI comparable to MRI in finding early stage cancers with fewer false positives RIDGEWOOD, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's Digital Imaging of Ridgewood (WDI) is the first private medical practice in the New York metropolitan area and the only medical facility in New Jersey to begin using Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), also known as Molecular Breast Imaging, to look for breast cancer in selected patients. Dr. Lisa Weinstock, WDI Director, said she added BSGI because...

2008-12-02 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) is effective in the detection of cancers not found on mammograms or by clinical exam, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "BSGI can identify the most difficult to detect breast cancer-invasive lobular carcinoma," said lead author Rachel F. Brem, M.D., professor of radiology and director of the Breast Imaging and Interventional...

2008-12-01 12:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For difficult to diagnose patients, Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) is found to be a more useful adjunctive imaging tool than ultrasound for patients who need additional imaging following a questionable mammogram, this according to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). BSGI is a molecular breast imaging technique that can see lesions independent of tissue density and discover very early...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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