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Positron Emission Mammography: Project Synopsis

The Project to Assist Breast Tumor Biopsy Using Positron Emission Mammography (PEM)

The Detector and Imaging Group is collaborating with West Virginia University (Dr. Ray Raylman, PI) on a project to improve accuracy of core breast biopsy by adding a system of two compact positron emission tomography detectors to assist digital mammography in breast tumor localization. The Detector and Imaging Group built two prototypes of positron emission mammography imagers to be used in this application . The latest PEM imager prototype based on a photomultiplier array will be installed in July of this year at WVU to undergo clinical evaluations.