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Performed with the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera, Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) - sometimes called Molecular Breast Imaging - is an excellent problem-solving tool for questionable findings on mammography or breast ultrasound. It can also be helpful for evaluating areas of palpable concern when the mammogram and ultrasound are normal.

This molecular imaging technique has a high sensitivity for the early detection of breast cancer with infrequent false-positive results.  Because the interpretation of BSGI is not affected by breast tissue density, it is an ideal diagnostic
complement to mammography.

Medicare and most private insurance companies cover BSGI under standard nuclear breast imaging codes.

In May 2007, Weinstein Imaging Associates became the first facility in western Pennsylvania and the entire Pittsburgh tri-state region to offer this service.


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Comparison of Breast Imaging Modalities

 
Mammography
Ultrasound
MRI
BSGI
  Normal Breast
 
 
 
 
Sensitivity
High
Variable
High
High
Specificity
Low
Medium
Variable
High
  Dense Breast        
Sensitivity
Medium
Variable
High
High
Specificity
Low
Medium
Variable
High

Key: Low - less than 40%, Medium - 40 to 80%, High - greater than 80%, Variable - referenced range varies by more than 30%.



Radiology Today magazine article about the role of BSGI and PEM (positron emission mammography) in breast cancer detection.
The Breast Journal article showing that BSGI and MRI have similar sensitivities, but BSGI has higher specificity than MRI.
Academic Radiology article showing that BSGI has better sensitivity than MRI or mammography for detecting ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Our press release about BSGI, which includes photos and video clips of this new test.
Various media articles about our role in introducing BSGI to the Pittsburgh region.
April 2008 article showing that BSGI found breast cancer in 2% of women with normal mammograms.
Radio ad on KDKA-AM featuring BSGI usage in our practice.
Additional information is also available on
Dilon's web site.

 
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