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1. (WO2010120636) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOLECULAR BREAST IMAGING WITH BIOPSY CAPABILITY AND IMPROVED TISSUE COVERAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/120636    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/030473
Publication Date: Fri Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 10 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: A61B 6/00
G01T 1/164
G01T 1/166
A61B 17/34
G21K 1/02
Applicants: HOLOGIC, INC.
REN, Baorui
SMITH, Andrew, P.
BROOKS, Ken
JING, Zhenxue
STEIN, Jay
Inventors: REN, Baorui
SMITH, Andrew, P.
BROOKS, Ken
JING, Zhenxue
STEIN, Jay
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOLECULAR BREAST IMAGING WITH BIOPSY CAPABILITY AND IMPROVED TISSUE COVERAGE
Abstract:
An dual head molecular based imaging system includes at least one gamma camera having slanted collimators. The use of one or more slant collimators can greatly improve viewing coverage of a dual-head gamma camera breast imaging system, providing improved three-dimensional localization and biopsy capability as well as improved coverage of axilla and chest wall tissue. The dual-head gamma camera breast imaging capability may be provided in a dedicated system, or alternatively as part of a fused x-ray, molecular based imaging system.